Our Aims

Oaktree is a community school where each child is valued as an individual and is encouraged to reach their full potential. In our rapidly changing world, we believe that teaching children how to think, to challenge and to overcome obstacles, are equally as important as teaching them facts. That is not to say that we don’t focus on the core skills of reading, writing and maths, we do. It’s the way that we teach that makes the difference. Our teachers create hands on lessons, including real world issues and outside learning wherever possible, to ensure that our students develop a wide range of skills which will equip them both with the knowledge and a passion for learning.

Our Values are central to school life. They are embedded in the curriculum and the ways that our teachers teach and they guide how we behave towards each other and the wider community.

  • Confidence Being a can-do person; learning to question and to act independently
  • Creativity Having good ideas, dealing with uncertainty and being able to see patterns and make connections
  • Commitment Persistence, overcoming obstacles and taking responsibility for success
  • Citizenship Understanding the world, celebrating diversity and recognizing that we achieve more when we work together