Vision & Ethos
an outstanding and happy school where all students are
empowered, through knowledge and self-confidence, to take
responsibility for themselves and their community.
At Oakbank, ensuring young people grow into happy, confident and courteous
individuals is as important as academic achievement. Education is a
collaborative process and every student is encouraged and
supported to achieve the best
possible academic qualifications,
whilst also learning individual responsibility and respect for
themselves and others. This is accomplished through the
commitment of the school’s highly
skilled and motivated staff who share the vision of
empowering students to achieve the high expectations we have for
each and every one. Every day at Oakbank is seen as an
opportunity to increase academic achievement and build character,
community engagement, friendships and wellbeing.
system provides students with the opportunity to
earn house points for excellence in relation to Oakbank’s vision.
It will also encourage students of different ages to work and learn
together, developing a real feeling of unity and shared
The school plans to be a centre for the local community, providing
learning and social opportunities for students and their families,
friends and neighbours. Active parental involvement in the
partnership of education is encouraged and realised through
excellent communication channels and by inviting parents, carers
and the community to enrich the school with their particular skills
If you would like to be involved in Oakbank's
after-school activities then please complete the attached
Volunteer information request form and return to
Oakbank is different, as it was founded by local people, and
thrives on the ongoing commitment of the families and the wider
community it serves.