Oakbank whole school 2013

***Happy Summer Holidays!***

First Day of term - Monday 8th September

Y7 arrive: 08:50am
Y8 & Y9 arrive: 10:45am                                   

Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to the Oakbank website. I hope that this site gives you a taste of the education we provide at Oakbank and of a school which is that bit different for a number of reasons.

Our academic curriculum is unashamedly ambitious and we have high expectations for all of our students in terms of commitment and achievement in the classroom. These expectations extend beyond the classroom too. Our extended school day means that our curriculum also incorporates a wide range of activities for all within the formal school day, rather than such provision only being available to those who can stay on after school. We believe in all-round education, not just the acquisition of academic qualifications. Our strong House system creates a further vehicle for a sense of belonging, pastoral care and recognition of everyone’s talents.

Oakbank is large enough to provide a comprehensive and rigorous education, but small enough to be a genuine community. We believe that the size of a school does matter – and that bigger does not always mean better. At Oakbank we can genuinely know and value students as individuals and also create a friendly, thriving and supportive community. Students at Oakbank can continue the friendships formed throughout their primary years as well as making many new friends.

We also believe that education should be enjoyed rather than endured. We want our students to be happy, because happiness and self-confidence provide springboards for success, both at school and in future life.

As a Free School, the school was set up by the community for the community. We have very strong links with our local community and we strive to instil in our students the value of service and of caring for others.

This website can only give a brief taste of the education we provide at Oakbank. The best way to appreciate the atmosphere of the school is through a visit while the school is ‘in action’. In addition to our publicised Open Days and Evenings, we welcome group visits throughout the school year.

All of us at Oakbank look forward to meeting you and your son or daughter and to working with you to ensure they experience success and happiness in their secondary education.

Mr A Kilpatrick
Interim Principal, Oakbank     

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Link to Parentview: https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

"I would just like to say that my daughter has settled in so well at Oakbank and I have one happy little girl again. She has made some lovely friends and always is happy going and coming home from school so thank you very much everyone."
An Oakbank Parent


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