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Mr H Mitton

Hello and welcome to Oakfield, a truly unique and exciting place to be!

We're not your 'typical academy' and we would love to show you what makes our school so special ... there's so much to say ... but if you're short of time ... in a nutshell: we're a school with a huge heart, high expectations and a mission to ensure we develop children of good character who achieve excellence.

🚌 Academy Status - We are an academy ... part of a group of schools who share values, resources and procedures that support each organisation to focus on giving the children and communities the best possible experiences. You can read more here.

💛 Culture - Our culture, ethos and community focus is what we're known for. We believe that schools should be welcoming places and a hub for the community. Large enough to cope, but small enough to care. Although people don't always remember everything you do, they know how you make them feel.

🌲Forest School - You may have heard about our Forest School curriculum, something that sets us apart from other schools. As we're in the New Forest and our children are so passionate about the environment, it's important they learn how to use and take care of their natural resources.

⛺️ Enrichment - Our enrichment experiences which form part of our curriculum journey detail the exciting and valuable visits and visitors that enhance our offer.

📞 Communication - Communication with families and the community is so important, we have a distinct Tone of Voice that helps to ensure we communicate consistently and in plain English as much as we can. We use technology to share information and try to do without unnecessary paper wherever we can.

Whether you are:

you are warmly welcomed to our website that aims to give you a flavour of our school and what it is like to be part of the 'family'.

Our Mission - What we want to achieve.

At Oakfield we set out to ensure we develop children ...

  • of good character

  • who achieve excellence

So that ...

  • they are prepared for their future

  • they make a positive contribution to their communities.

We strive to ensure ...

  • all are included and work hard to fulfil their potential regardless of background or starting point.

  • pupil choices are not limited by postcode, self-belief, opportunity, or circumstance.

The "Oakfield Way ..." - How we'll get there.


Our Motto

Consistency in our ethos ...

  • Live

  • Love

  • Laugh

  • Learn


Our Teaching

Consistency in teaching through ...

  • Focussed Approach to Learning

  • Learning to Learn

  • Assessment

  • Challenge


Our Learning

Consistency in learning through ...

  • Creativity

  • Self-Management

  • Empathy

  • Collaboration

  • Resilience

  • Reflection

  • Curiosity


Our Rules

Consistency in great behaviours ...

  • Be Safe

  • Be Ready

  • Be Your Best

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Here

Our Vision - What it will look like.

Live - Preparing children for life.

  • We believe in preparing children for life, helping them to find their place in the world.

  • We do this by ensuring the things we do have a purpose beyond our school boundaries and ensure we keep things relevant.

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

        • We want children to love themselves, being confident, proud and happy individuals.

        • We want children to love learning, finding something that they have passion for and excites them.

        • We want children to love where they live, taking care of their environment and people around them.

Laugh - At themselves and with each other

        • We want to develop children who have a sense of humour, can be confident to laugh at themselves, the staff and with others.

        • We want learning to be fun - hands-on and inspiring.

        • Sometimes we even do things just for fun, to make lasting positive memories.

Learn - More than you ever thought was possible

        • We want learning that focuses on developing children who are confident readers, writers and mathematicians.

        • We want learning that extends beyond the academic and truly values a wide range of subjects.

        • We want children to learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think.

🙋‍♂️ Which 'L' do you value the most?

Our values are best viewed as a diagram, rather than a list, as we believe these values are as important as each other but are most effective when combined.

🙋‍♂️ Who was included when developing these?

These values were developed over the course of the academic year 2019 - 2020 in consultation with families, children and staff building on the 'learning for life' motto from the Local Governing Body to help us define what our school is about.

🙋‍♂ What's the difference between your vision and values?

Our vision is to bring all children into the centre of the diagram so that they leave us with a balance of each value.

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle