Welcome to Oak Field School!
We hope our website 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, do watch our 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. This is a curriculum which offers all our pupils lots of different opportunities, and which draws out their curiosity, resilience, choice-making and independence skills, to support them to 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 where pupils, families, staff, multi-disciplinary teams, and other professionals have high expectations and work together in active, holistic partnership. We aim to maximise opportunity and minimise barriers, and to seek and provide excellence, both in and beyond school. Oak Field is about creative and committed teamwork, in its widest sense.
In Spring 2024, we’re bursting with energy! Our youngest pupils have been exploring Pirates Love Underpants, KS2 have found out about Vikings and are about to explore British authors and illustrators, and KS3 (fresh from learning about China), will be learning about Spring and Weather, including in our Virtual Reality space. The 6th Form students are really enjoying Romeo and Juliet , and we’re especially excited about our upcoming R+J exhibition in March and working together with RSC First Encounters. In February half term, as part of our focus on creativity this year, the first footings of our new Theatre of Possibilities Outdoor Structure have been laid, and we are already working on some exciting ideas to develop this, including a 1-week residency from Bamboozle to help us launch it! 6F3 are delighted with the animation of their composition for the English National Opera Project 'Finish This' (1 of 15 winning entries from schools across the country). We've also been invited to perform some of our music at the Lakeside! Our lunchtime clubs are thriving - we've just welcomed back our table cricket coaches, and competition is fierce but fun!
If you’d like to come and see us, do contact us - we are always really keen to welcome visitors. And if you come on Weds-Fri, you can enjoy a very good barista coffee in Café 1! We are really looking forward to meeting you.