Here at Oakhill School, Whalley, Ribble Valley, we feel we go above and beyond simply providing an education for our pupils. Whilst children may receive the very best education here and excel to achieve their personal targets, we also help them to progress and grow as people, as friends and as members of society. We do this through a range of beliefs and values that together look to develop the whole person, meaning our pupils leave us confident, happy and ready to embrace their own individual future. We call this the Oakhill Advantage, and have become one of the best private schools in Lancashire.

The Oakhill Advantage


As a result of excellent teaching our academic record continues to improve. This is reflected in the overall GCSE 9-4 (A*-C) pass rates of 99%  in the last two years. We add value to all our students, helping 80% of our last cohort achieving 1, 2 or even 3 levels higher than predicted on entry to Year 7.


We have an active  Oakhill family association and an annual calendar of exciting events, such as the Oakhill Bonfire and the  Christmas Markets. We also contribute to and take part in a range of community events from attending Armistice services to supporting local charities.


Oakhill School is a private school in Lancashire, set in leafy grounds with easily accessible private car parking. The grounds include: designated play areas; extensive playing fields, sports pitches and a stream and woodland used for Forest School activities.

Extra Curriculum

At Oakhill School, what happens outside of the classroom is equally important. We have a wide range of activities both during and after school from the creative to the adventurous, and all of our pupils have the opportunity of completing their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Oakhill Secondary School.


Our school motto is “faith stronger than the oak”. We are a Catholic school who warmly welcome families of any faith or none. Our latest ISI inspection stated “the quality of pupils’ personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent.”


We believe that education begins at home within the family and that family is just as important at school. We are a close-knit community who really care about that sense of family. Our school family cares for boys and girls from 0-16 years old and we encourage parents and the wider family to engage with us too.


Oakhill School embraces innovation whilst valuing tradition. Oakhill is a 1:1 iPad school from Key Stage 2 upwards and technology is at the forefront of our teaching with our classrooms equipped with the latest interactive technology to support learning both in school and remotely.


We believe that everyone is an individual and that the best way to get to know each other and for every child to be seen, heard and understood, is to keep our class sizes manageable and for each year group to be limited to one class.


We think a lifelong interest in language, culture and travel is essential and have specialist language teaching throughout Oakhill Nursery and Oakhill School. We develop communication skills, confidence, knowledge and understanding of the world around us in all areas of the school, producing well-rounded, resilient citizens of the world.


Over 50 sports and activities are provided at Oakhill School, helped by a County Standard Sports Hall and Leisure Facility with fully equipped Technogym fitness suite and spin studio, a new 3G sports pitch and extensive playing fields. At Oakhill we focus on personal development and excelling within each individuals own sphere of ability. We encourage all pupils to get involved in a variety of physical activities and sports.


Our teaching staff are passionate about their subject and about Oakhill School. All staff are available to meet and discuss your child and we just love regular updates from home.
“Teaching across the whole school is excellent”.
We are one of the very few schools in the area to receive such an accolade from the ISI Inspectorate.


Teaching at Oakhill extends to the whole person and we strongly promote the Christian values of tolerance and service to others. This can involve regular community teas, helping in the local community, dedicated fundraising for charity and even Peruvian missions to build classrooms for the people of Iquitos; we constantly aim to serve others.

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