The school became Oakwood High School in 2012. Under its various names over the years the school has become recognised as one of Rotherham’s high performing secondary schools. The school has served its central Rotherham community for over sixty years and is rightly proud of its reputation and the success of many of its present and former pupils.
The school is an over-subscribed 11-16 High School with year on year improvements in outcomes with and for its pupils. The school traditionally has specialised in Technology but provides a varied and innovative curriculum package suitable and challenging for all learners.
Opened in 1952, Oakwood has seen many changes. Its buildings have been updated and modernised to keep pace with the ever changing curriculum demands. Over the years the buildings have recently been extensively refurbished. The school is looking towards a full re-build in the coming years, as part of the nationally recognised School’s Building Programme. In the meantime we will offer an excellent learning experience in highly stimulating learning environment.
The school has a spacious learning resource centre, a significant investment in IT whilst retaining the traditional fully functioning library. There are careers rooms, modern science laboratories and a wide range of specialist rooms for technology, languages, humanities, art, drama and music. We have invested heavily in our specialist applied learning campus; Hutton Park – which offers pupils in Years 9-11 a high quality and unique learning environment. We have excellent and extensive playing fields which are complemented by two Gymnasia and a Sports Hall. Two refurbished all weather surfaces have been added to its range of sports facilities.
We take our responsibilities for children’s safety seriously. All children are kept on site at lunchtime and are able to access our range of lunchtime activities that support and stimulate children. We take our responsibility for preparing children for the world beyond school seriously. Our House system allows all children to ‘belong’. We work to ensure that all children meet their academic potential and we expect the highest standards of behaviour and work; each and every day.
Everything we do is designed to ensure that as many of our pupils are as successful as their potential will allow. This philosophy is neatly summed up by our ethos statement.
With a strong emphasis on respect for all, we forge effective and supportive relationships with both pupils and adults in our learning community. Together we maximise every opportunity to achieve success for all, inspiring pupils to achieve excellent academic progress.