Headteachers' Welcome

Welcome to Oakfield, a school with a difference, that makes a difference!

We are excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to our unique and inspiring learning community, you will probably already notice that we're "informally formal" in our approach; it's important that we show who we are, even through how we communicate.

At Oakfield, we pride ourselves on being more than just a school. We are a community of learners, teachers, and families who share a passion for education and a commitment to excellence. Our approach to learning is built on a foundation of kindness, respect, and high expectations, and we strive to create an environment where every student feels valued and supported.

Our school is renowned for its culture, ethos, and community focus. We believe that schools should be welcoming places, where children feel safe, happy, and inspired to learn. Our staff are dedicated and passionate educators who work tirelessly to create a positive learning environment that fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking.

Whether it's through our Forest School curriculum, enrichment activities, or personalised learning approach, we aim to develop children of good character who achieve excellence. We believe that learning should be exciting and that children should have the opportunity to explore their interests and passions beyond the classroom. We are proud of the diverse range of opportunities we offer our children and we think you will be too!

Miss Bray
Head of School

Mr Mitton
Executive Headteacher

Our purpose...

We want to build children of...

Good Character

Who achieve...

Academic Excellence

so that ...

we strive to ensure ...

Our curriculum intent...


We want to help pupils get ready for their future by teaching them things that will be useful and help them succeed in life.


We want pupils to feel good about themselves, love learning new things, care about their community, and have positive relationships with others.


We want pupils to have fun, learn to laugh with their friends, build a sense of humour and have fun.


We want pupils to learn as much as they can, discover new things, be curious, creative, independent, and strong, so they can be the best they can be.

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Academic Excellence...

We won't be content with our academic provision until...

Therefore we...

Because we know that...

What subjects are taught and when?


Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Our Drivers Explained...

Live - Preparing children for life.

Love - Love ourselves, learning, our community, and each other

Laugh - At themselves and with each other

Learn - More than you ever thought was possible

Personal Curriculum

Our OWL Leader, Mrs Isaac (2020)

Positive Behaviour Choices

Our school believes that positive relationships are the key to promoting good behaviour. This means building positive relationships between pupils, staff, and families. We want everyone to feel valued and respected, and we work hard to create a welcoming and supportive environment where everyone can thrive.

To support positive behaviour, we have clear routines in place that provide structure and organisation to the school day. We believe that routines help children feel secure and know what is expected of them. 

We also have clear rules that we expect everyone to follow. 

Our approach to behaviour is based on the idea that everyone can be their best and achieve their goals when they feel safe, supported, and respected


The Thrive Approach is an effective and evidence-based way of supporting children's personal development.

We profile all our children routinely to help us identify those who would benefit from class, group or individual support sessions.

Through its emphasis on building resilience and emotional intelligence, Thrive helps children and young people develop a strong sense of self, enabling them to navigate challenges and setbacks with greater ease. This is particularly important in today's fast-paced and ever-changing world, where children may face a range of stressors and pressures.

By providing practical tools and strategies, such as mindfulness techniques and relaxation exercises, Thrive helps children and young people develop the skills they need to manage their emotions and regulate their behaviour. These skills not only help them cope with difficult situations but also enable them to build stronger and more positive relationships with others.

Thrive also emphasises the importance of positive relationships and building a sense of belonging and community, which is vital for personal development and well-being.

Ambassador Polling Station (2022)

British Values

Democracy: We teach our children about the importance of democracy and the democratic process. We encourage pupils to express their opinions and respect the opinions of others. We also provide opportunities for children to participate in the decision-making processes of the school such as when voting for the school council and their  ambassadors. 

Rule of Law: We teach the importance of following rules and laws, both within the school and in wider society. We promote the idea that rules and laws are in place to protect individuals and ensure a fair and just society.

Individual Liberty: We promote the importance of individual liberty and the right to freedom of speech, thought, and action. We encourage children to express themselves, while also promoting respect for the rights and freedoms of others.

Mutual Respect: We promote mutual respect and tolerance towards those with different beliefs, cultures, and backgrounds. We teach our children to celebrate diversity and to value the contributions of all members of our school community.

Tolerance: We promote tolerance towards those with different beliefs, cultures, and backgrounds. We encourage students to explore and understand different cultures and to respect the beliefs and values of others.

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"When the adults change, everything changes" influenced our thinking and approach to supporting our character development. It refers to the idea that when teachers and parents change their approach to supporting children's learning, it can have a big impact on children's behaviour, motivation, and success. This means that when teachers and parents work together to create a positive, supportive environment that promotes learning, children are more likely to feel safe, valued, and engaged in their learning.

For parents, this means that they can have a big impact on their child's learning by being actively involved in their education and working collaboratively with their child's teachers. This might involve things like communicating regularly with the teacher, attending consultations, and supporting their child's learning at home. 

By working together with teachers, parents can help create a positive learning environment that supports their child's academic and personal success.

Our Rationale - Why do we do, what we do?

Where it all began...