Welcome from the Headmistress

When you arrive at Oaklands School you will experience a warm welcome from us that invites you and your child to be part of a very special community.

As the School is so well-established in the area and has been educating local children for around 80 years, we are seeing more and more children joining whose grandparents were at Oaklands themselves.

We value the close partnerships with our parents and the contributions you make to the education of your children. We attach a great deal of importance to keeping parents involved in their child’s academic progress.

Our teaching methods combine the traditional and the modern to provide a stimulating and creative learning environment where children have access to highly qualified professionals who teach with flair and sensitivity.

Academically, we encourage our children to aim high and to have the confidence to learn new skills and interests. The broad range of activities both inside and outside the classroom provides a rich environment where all our children can discover hidden aptitudes and talents.

We emphasise the acquisition of social skills and encourage respect and consideration for others at all times. This helps children to understand the needs of others. Good manners, respect for others and self discipline are fundamental aspects of the core values we teach.

We pride ourselves on how well we know every child and how each one is treated as an individual. Children enjoy their time with us and develop into confident young people with a wide range of interests, a love of learning and a solid foundation on which to build their future at senior school and beyond.

You will have many questions when your children begin and continue their education at Oaklands. Our ‘open door’ policy enables parents to be quickly reassured by a class teacher, a member of the Senior Leadership Team or myself. We are happy to discuss any aspect of the education we provide.

Please have a good look around our website – you will find more up-to-date information and the latest newsletters and articles, but there is no substitute for a visit in person.

Do come and visit us on our next Open Morning, or alternatively please arrange for an appointment to tour the school with me via the School Office.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Gretchen Copeman