Meet The Head

A few words from the headteacher
Clare Bradbury Headteacher
Clare Bradbury Headteacher

Meet the Head

I genuinely believe in the traditional values embedded firmly at the roots of Oakwood.  Our children are treated as individuals and provided with a supportive and nurturing environment in which to grow and gain confidence.  Alongside this, the school recognises the need to empower the children as learners and to equip them with the tools for their future academic life.  I am fortunate to be leading a dedicated team sharing these values.

I believe Oakwood is unique in its ability to combine academic excellence with the opportunity to still enjoy a real childhood. The Pre-Prep and Prep School years are precious and Oakwood recognises this, prioritising the chance to be children yet take risks and experience and achieve more than they ever thought they would. 

Personally, I have had the fortunate opportunity of travelling widely and experiencing a happy, quality independent education myself.  My passion for travel was something I continued in my initial career as a young teacher, working abroad and experiencing many different cultures and educational systems.  Throughout this experience my true beliefs of providing quality education in a warm and caring environment pervaded; to this end the family ethos and commitment to such an education at Oakwood certainly rings true for me.   

Our most recent Independent Schools' Inspectorate (ISI) report without doubt endorses the high quality education Oakwood offers with the highest gradings 'excellent' in both The Quality of Pupils' Academic and other Achievements and Pupils' Personal Development.  

I would welcome the opportunity to show you Oakwood; visiting us is absolutely the best way to experience the magic of our school and to see all that we have to offer your family.

Clare Bradbury