Oakfield High School and College

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Long Lane
Hindley Green
Wigan
WN2 4XA
01942776142
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Pupils
179
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Ages
11 - 19
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Community special school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.05
Ofsted Report
(16/10/18)
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Oakfield High School and College educates boys and girls aged between the ages of 11 and 19. They can join the school at any stage of their secondary education but the majority come at the start of Year 7. A further substantial proportion joins at the beginning of Key Stage 4 or at the start of the sixth form. All have a statement of special educational needs in respect of moderate learning difficulties, specific learning difficulties or behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Some have physical disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and other communication difficulties. Around one-third of the students are girls and almost all come from a White British background. More than half are entitled to support from the pupil premium funding and this is much higher than the national average for all schools. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. Oakfield provides an outreach service to other local secondary schools but none of the students at the school are dual registered. Some come from local secondary schools to receive a few of their lessons at Oakfield. The school gained the highest (Gold Standard) award for Investors in People in January 2014.

Oakfield High School and College Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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