Welcome to Oak Field School – and our brand new website!
We hope this will give you a flavour of the exciting learning adventures, opportunities and current projects at our school, and of our energetic, ambitious and supportive school community. For a quick insight into our school, watch our new 4-minute video, which we really enjoyed making together.
Our vision for Oak Field School, rooted in its long-established ethos and values, is of a vibrant, thriving and diverse learning community. It is of the highest quality teaching and learning, delivered through a dynamic, engaging and meaningful curriculum – a curriculum which offers all our pupils lots of different opportunities, and which draws out their curiosity, resilience, choice-making and independence skills, so that they will become aspirational, confident, lifelong learners who are fully equipped to embrace challenges. It is of an outward-facing school whose pupils are active, engaged and visible participants in the local and wider community, with all its richness of real-life experiences (see the Pestalozzi quotation in the school’s mission statement). It is of a safe, supportive, respectful and caring environment in which pupils, families, staff, multi-disciplinary teams, and other professionals have high expectations and work together in active, holistic partnership to maximise opportunity and minimise barriers, and to seek and provide excellence, both in and beyond school. Oak Field has always been about creative and committed teamwork, in its widest sense.
2020 is an especially exciting year for us, because it marks the 50th anniversary of the Education Act which brought all children within the education system. In the Summer Term, we will be celebrating this fully with a week-long festival (‘Oakfest’?) where we will be showcasing our pupils’ many skills and talents, especially in the Arts – look out for the beginnings of an eco sculpture trail to lead us in to this.
In the meantime, as an RSC Associate School, many of us are really enjoying the cross-curricular work we have just started on The Merchant of Venice. We’re looking forward to Storytelling Week (Monday 03 February), the NSPCC Number Day on Friday 07 February, and a Friends of Oak Field Valentine’s Disco on Thursday 13 February. And we’re especially excited about opening Café 2 - our new training café for Post-19 trainees located in the Central Police Station - on Tuesday 04 February. Exciting times!
If you’d like to come and see us, do contact us - we are always really keen to welcome visitors. If you come on Weds-Fri, you can enjoy a very good barista coffee in our own café at the school! We’re really looking forward to meeting you.