Oakwood School
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Primary & Secondary
Special school
5 - 16
Other independent special school

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c/o Cambian Education
Metropolitan House
3 Darkes Lane
Potters Bar

School Description

All staff are fully committed to the school’s aim to help pupils ‘aspire to excel’. The curriculum is planned carefully to help pupils to catch up after time out of education. Staff know pupils’ needs and interests extremely well, so they also make sure that pupils have work that excites and interests them. As a result, pupils look forward to coming to school and are happy when they are there. There are very positive and trusting relationships between all staff and pupils. Staff provide pupils with a caring and nurturing learning environment. This encourages pupils to believe in themselves and try hard in their learning. Pupils behave well. Staff expertly help pupils to manage their behaviours when they become upset, which calms any problems quickly. Staff also intervene rapidly if any disputes arise between pupils. This means that bullying is dealt with quickly, although it very rarely happens. Pupils also have a strong bond with Megan the dog, who is a very calming influence on them. Pupils’ personal development is supported well through links with the community, such as the local nursing home. Pupils look forward to visiting the elderly folk and entertaining them with their singing and Christmas performances.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.