Oakwood School offers both an assessment and support programme for children who need additional educational and/or welfare support. Teachers and parents are encouraged to bring problems to the attention of the school SEND Co-ordinator or in the case of welfare issues, to the child's form teacher or to Felix Page, Oakwood's Head of Pastoral Care and member of the Senior Leadership Team, so that the issue can be discussed and action taken if necessary.
Great care is taken to ensure that all children are able to develop their strengths and overcome their weaknesses; in some cases it might be considered necessary for a child to have extra, individual lessons for a period of time. Specialist teachers can be employed, at additional cost, to provide support.
Specialist language teachers can also be brought in to help pupils for whom English is a second language. These lessons will take place outside the normal school timetable, and will incur a separate charge.
The school also operates a Gifted, Talented & Interested Policy so that the most able are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.