Set in over 100 acres of glorious park and woodland, Oakwood is fortunate to have easy access to a wealth of outdoor space, opening up the opportunity to extend the boundaries of learning beyond the classroom.
Oakwood is superbly equipped, with inviting classrooms, Science Laboratory, Art & Design Technology Room, Food Technology Room, Library, Performing Arts Hall, an ICT Suite, Gymnasium and Dining Room. We embrace the opportunities offered through digital learning and to this end use interactive whiteboards in all classrooms as well as class sets of Learnpad tablets, laptops and I pads throughout the school to support the whole curriculum.
The playing fields extend over nine acres with a heated 15m indoor swimming pool (used throughout the year in all year groups including Little Oaks Nursery), floodlit tennis courts, all weather netball courts and two adventure playgrounds. There is also a wonderful Woodland Walk which is regularly used for walks, games and outdoor lessons by the whole school. The woodland is actively used for outdoor learning, including orienteering and cross country. In addition Oakwood has its very own outdoor pizza oven built by a group of Year 6 leavers and a large beautiful willow 'Acorn', situated near the school gates, designed and created by the pupils providing a much loved resource for free time and outdoor learning.
Out Little Oaks Nursery has its own garden and covered play area, as well as access to the whole site.
The Pre-Prep have their own dedicated play area, with age-appropriate equipment as well as their own poly-tunnel and enclosed garden which houses Mr McGregor's vegetable and fruit patch where the children grow their own produce. Pupils help to look after the much loved Oakwood menagerie which includes rabbits, a guinea pig and Alvin the tortoise. Our living willow dome provides a magical play area for playtimes.
The Prep School have an abundance of playing fields to enjoy at break-times, whatever the weather, as well as a wooded area, 2 outdoor table tennis tables and a fully equipped adventure playground, all of which promote independence and freedom in a safe environment.