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Welcome to The Oakwood Academy Website

At The Oakwood Academy we have four principles that guide everything we do:

  • High expectations of all students
  • Valuing and celebrating academic achievement
  • Outstanding teaching for all students
  • Widening students’ experience through a range of extra-curricular activities including sport and the performing arts.

At our most recent inspection, Ofsted recognised the high expectations teachers have of our students. We were praised for our broad and balanced curriculum, including a wide academic offer to students in Key Stage 4.

Provision and engagement in extra-curricular activities is a real strength of the school giving students a wide range of opportunities to develop their skills and talents outside of the classroom.  The pledge programme is at the heart of this and students are encouraged to commit to engage in a variety of activities that challenges them.

There is a team of talented staff at the academy who support, nurture and challenge the hardworking students who come here.

The Oakwood Academy is sponsored by The Redhill Academy Trust, a local outstanding provider. 

Your child's learning and development is our most important goal, providing an education that will give them the best possible opportunities in life.

The Oakwood Academy is happy to provide free of charge paper copies of information held on this website. If you require paper copies please email your request to admin@oakwoodacademy.org.uk or phone the school office on 0115 953 9323

Stephanie Dyce
Executive Headteacher 

Changes to contact tracing in education and childcare settings

As you know, the Prime Minister announced on 12 July that Step 4 of the roadmap would go ahead on 19 July.

One of the key changes that will take place from 19 July is that education and childcare settings will no longer be asked to conduct routine c Read More

End of Year letter from the Headteacher

Here we are again – another school year over and it has been the most unusual one I can remember in 18 years of teaching. With most of our students having accessed their learning at home for a large portion of the year and the ongoing covid restricti Read More

Uniform Change from September 1

From 1 September 2021 students who wish to wear trousers must wear Oakwood logo trousers which can only be purchased from our uniform suppliers. Click here to order your free trousers, deadline Thursday 8 July 2021. Read More

News Flash

(HPV) Vaccinations

- Your Child’s Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination is now due! This vaccine is part of the Childhood Immunisation Programme and consists of 2 doses given in school between 6 and 24 months apart. Having the HPV vaccine helps protect both boys and gir. Read More

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