Welcome to The Oakwood Academy website.

September return letters for Parents

Click here to access our September return letter for parents.

Click here to access our Oakwood Parent Letter - Start of Term Year 7 letter.

Click here to access our Oakwood  Year 8 -12 Letter.


Mr Hardy Leaving Letter 16/07/2020

I am writing to inform you that Mr Hardy will be leaving Oakwood at the end of this academic year to take up a new position as Headteacher of The Redhill Academy.

Click here for more details.


Common Transfer Day and Evening Cancelled

Due to the Covid restrictions on public gatherings and taking into account our responsibility to all, we have taken the decision to cancel our Common Transfer Day and Evening event for our Year 6's and their parents. Parents will have received a transition pack however, that should help their child prepare for starting at The Oakwood Academy in September. Please also explore our transition web page http://www.oakwoodacademy.org.uk/transition-2020 which is rich in information.

See you all soon!


Parent Guidance Letter

Please click here to access our latest Parent Guidance Letter (1st June).

The DfE announced Monday 15th June as the date on which Year 10 students will return to school to receive some face-to-face teaching (please refer to the letter above). The Senior team are currently working on plans to bring Year 10 students back on a part time basis; more information will be provided to parents once plans are finalised.

For students returning to school, it's vital that their journey to and from school is as safe as possible. This includes avoiding public transport where possible and instead, walking, cycling or being dropped off by car. Students must be reminded to socially distance whilst on their journey to/from school and to avoid making unnecessary stops on the way. For more guidance on safer travel, please visit the Government guidance and support link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers.


Home Learning Updates

Click here to access the Year 11 Extended Learning Opportunities page.

Please click here for parental guidance on home learning.

Join us in celebrating the excellent work being produced at home here.

Home Learning guidance can be found here – if students have any problems with accessing the online work please email homework@oakwoodacademy.org.uk.


Free School Meals Information

For parents eligible for FSM vouchers:

If you have provided us with an email address, ecodes for you to redeem online will be issued to your email address from Edenred for FSM vouchers have all been sent out. The email may go into your spam/junk mail box. If you have any problems redeeming ecodes you will need to contact Edenred directly.

If you have not provided us with an email address, FSM vouchers have been posted to eligible parents.



School Closure - latest update

I would like to thank you all for the support you have given the school at this extremely difficult time. As you will be aware, we have been able to provide a continued service in school for the children of key workers and our most vulnerable. It is important to note however, that from Monday 1st June 2020, this provision will be based at The Oakwood Academy site rather than at Park Vale Academy. For telephone enquiries, please contact us at The Oakwood Academy on 0115 953 9323. For any email enquiries, please contact us at admin@oakwoodacademy.org.uk.

Any concerns around child safeguarding should also be reported by calling The Oakwood Academy. A Designated Safeguarding Lead will be on duty daily to offer advice and support. May I take this opportunity to stress the continued need to only access this provision if it is absolutely essential and there are no other alternatives for your child at home.


Thank you again for your support during this time.

Mike Hardy



As of September 2020, students will be expected to bring in their own calculators. Read More


Click here to read the Ofqual letter concerning GCSE's. Read More

2020 Prom
2020 Prom

The Year 11 Prom has been moved to the 13th November, still at Goosedale, near Papplewick. Read More

News Flash

Year 9 live lessons for w/c 20th July

- w/c 20th July will see the final Year 9 live lessons of the term. They will begin with a morning of History, with Mr Luckhurst’s and Miss James’ classes at 10am, Drama at 11:30am and finish with Creative iMedia at 2pm. The rest of the timetable can. Read More

Subscribe to news updates

Keep up-to-date with our latest news and events by entering your email in the box below: