Oak Wood School

Welcome

Welcome from Mrs Jones, Head of Post 16

 Thank you for your interest in Oak Wood Post 16 centre. At Oak Wood students are at the heart of everything we do, we view Post 16 as the first step on your way to a successful career of your choice. We offer a range of options at Post 16 and are able to support you whether taking A levels or Vocational Qualifications. The majority of our students go onto university with a growing number going to Russell Group institutions.

 We treat all students as individuals and support them to achieve their future aspirations through high quality lessons and tutorials. Students have one to one support with experienced tutors who can guide them to reach their full potential. We have fantastic facilities with a dedicated area exclusively for sixth form students.

 Our aims are for all students at Oak Wood to have an exciting and well rounded experience in their Post 16 education. We offer many different educational visits, clubs and activities throughout the academic year. Our expectation is that students will rise to the challenges of Post 16 and provide support as a mentor for younger students, either on the mentor programme or as a subject role model.

 We hope that you have enjoyed exploring our website and look forward to receiving your application.

Student Comments

  • “As a new student at first, I was nervous of how the year would pan out. I feel much more confident than at my last school due to the reassurance of the teachers, all the students are very friendly.” Stacey Addo Year 13

  • “The sixth form environment is focused on success; the teachers are approachable, helpful and supportive. The students help each other to achieve and push one another to do their very best.” Connor Cookson Post 16 leaver 2017 

  • “My time in the sixth form has really changed my work ethic. I was able to find strengths by working closely with staff. There are plenty of study rooms in order to maximize our potential.” Hisham Shibeeb Post 16 leaver 2017

  • “At Oak Wood, the focus is on your development as both a student and a person. The main priority in our lessons is creating independent thinkers; not just to teach to an exam.” Jasaron Bajwa Post 16 leaver 2017

 

Ofsted

  • "Students who take A level courses achieve well overall”
 
  • "Students make good progress from their starting points and good proportions of students achieve high grades.”  
  
  • "Post-16 students exercise voluntary leadership roles in support of whole-school activities.”