Oaklands School was opened as a special school in 1995. Over time, we have become more specialised and are now a school for children of primary age, who have ASD, Communication and Interaction, and other related significant learning difficulties. Currently, the school has places for 101 children, divided into 12 classes on a single storey site with a range of sensory rooms and outdoor learning provision, including adapted Forest School. The school is situated in Evington ward and is well served by buses for those employees who use public transport.
Oaklands School is a very special place; from the majestic oak tree outside the school building to the spinney at the back, it is full of opportunities to learn. Our school building is unusual: built in a square with a garden and playground at the centre. All of our classrooms have outside space and look out onto trees and play areas. This ‘inside-outside’ aspect of the school building perfectly reflects the ‘inside-outside‘
way of living and learning at Oaklands for every member of our community, whether staff, parent or child.
Our Ethos & Values are summed
up in the UNIQUE Mnemonic:
U UNDERSTANDING We are an Autism Specialist school and work with every child to develop their full potential and with the community to develop understanding in society about Autism
N NURTURE Every member of Oaklands school
(children, staff & families) is nurtured
to develop their talents and interests
I INTERACTION & COMMUNICATION We insist on high-quality communication & interaction between children, staff and community in every environment at all times, so that every member of our school can express their character and value
Q QUALITY We strive to excel in every area of school life and in our work with the community.
U US Oaklands is a family and everyone who is involved
with school has value and can contribute to our shared learning.
E ENGAGEMENT All learners are engaged and challenged through a curriculum that meets their needs and prepares them for the world.
We welcome visits to the school for interested applicants