Oakdale School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
Special school
PUPILS
146
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(13/09/2023)
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91%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

9.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
30.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
18.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
48.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
Cheetham Hill Road
Dukinfield
SK16 5LD
01613679299

School Description

The school cares well for its pupils. Warm and friendly relationships permeate the school community. Pupils are happy, and they arrive at school with smiles on their faces. They feel safe with the adults who look after them. Pupils behave well. They enjoy their social times, with adults and with other pupils. With support from staff, pupils play safely outside using the equipment provided. Pupils are kind towards one another. The school has high expectations for pupils’ personal development. Leaders and teachers expect pupils to be ready for the next stages in their education or training. They strive to enable pupils to develop the knowledge and skills that will help them to be independent as they go into adulthood. Staff also expect pupils to achieve well academically. In some curriculum pathways, pupils learn well. However, in several other curriculum pathways, the school has not thought through what pupils will learn and by when. In addition, the school has not set out a phonics programme for pupils who are ready to learn to read. This limits what pupils can and should achieve. Pupils have many opportunities to visit places of interest in their local area. This includes visiting the local care home, where pupils enjoy gardening with the residents.

Oakdale School Parent Reviews



73% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 18% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 73% Strongly Agree 0% Agree 0% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 9% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>73, "strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Strongly Agree 45% Agree 36% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 45% Strongly Agree 18% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>45, "strongly_agree"=>18, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 9% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 27% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 9% Disagree 27% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>27, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 18% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 18% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 18% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>18} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Strongly Agree 27% Agree 18% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 36% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>27, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>36, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 18% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 27% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>27, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023
Yes 73% No 27% {"yes"=>73, "no"=>27} Figures based on 11 responses up to 18-09-2023

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