THE WORLD IS YOUR SCHOOL
Our school motto is “faith stronger than the oak”. We are a Catholic school who warmly welcome everyone 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.
Our teaching staff are passionate about their subject and about working at Oakhill. “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.
As a result of excellent teaching our academic record has improved significantly over the last five years. This is reflected in the overall GCSE A*-C pass rates of 87% and 93% in the last two years.
We believe that everyone is an individual and that the best way to get to know each other is to keep our class sizes small and for there to be only one class per year group.
We think a lifelong interest in language and culture is essential from the Baby room onwards. We develop communication skills, confidence, and 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 are provided at Oakhill, helped by a County Standard Sports Hall and Leisure Facility, a new 3G sports pitch and extensive playing fields.
At Oakhill what happens outside of the classroom is equally important. We have a wide range of activities from the creative many orienteering, cycling and adventure activities and many of our pupils take up the opportunity of completing their Duke of Edinburgh awards in the Senior school.
Teaching at Oakhill extends to the whole person and we strongly promote the Christian values of tolerance and service to others. From community teas to Peruvian missions to build classrooms for the people of Iquitos, we constantly try to serve others.
Oakhill is set in leafy grounds with easily accessible private car parking. The grounds include: designated play areas; extensive playing fields; a woodland walk and willow dome.
Oakhill 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 additional facilities such as a 3d printer.
We have an active parents association and an annual calendar of community events such as the Oakhill Bonfire, Christmas and Summer Fair. We also contribute to and take part in a range of community events from attending Armistice services to supporting our local charity, THOMAS.