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15 Aug

A Level Success! »

Massive congratulations to one of our ex Year 11 pupils who sat his A level Maths paper two years early and achieved an incredible A*

19 Jul

Pupil Presentation

Pupil Presentation »

Our Year 9 pupils were fortunate and privileged to have received a presentation from activist, writer, public speaker and worldwide head of culture and inclusion at M&C Saatchi, Sereena Abbassi, who also serves as an advisory board member for diversity-promoting platform The Other Box.

Sereena talked openly and frankly to the pupils around her career journey, and the journey they are beginning as part of their GCSE’s. She talked about the opportunities and chances they have in front of them, and taking each opportunity with both hands. Sereena’s message was clear - never give up to pursue every avenue to be the best that you can be in your chosen pathway and career.

Sereena spoke about barriers and obstacles, and that each and every one of us face different ones in our lifetimes. However, her message was clear in that every pupil can achieve despite some of the obstacles they may face.

19 Jul

Sporting Success! »

The Year 7/8 girls football team recently competed in a World Cup themed tournament organised by Rotherham United. They played 10 games, winning 9 and losing 1.

The final against Wath (who they had lost to in the group stages) was very close but Oakwood were the eventual winners.

On Tuesday night the Y8, Y9 and Y10 rounders teams were playing in the Rotherham Schools Rounders Finals. All the girls playing were a credit to the school.

Y8 - 3rd place
Y9 - 3rd place
Y10 - 2nd place

Congratulations to all concerned.

19 Jul

Attendance Achievers

Attendance Achievers »

Our 100% Attendance achievers and most improved pupils celebrated yesterday with an afternoon tea rewards event. All pupils were also awarded with certificates, badges and medals. Well done to all pupils involved.

10 Jul

Headteacher's Summer Letter »

Please see below the Headteacher's Summer letter

04 Jul

World Cup Football Tournament

World Cup Football Tournament »

Pictured are the winners of the Under 13’s World Cup Football Tournament organised by Rotherham United.

03 Jul

Rotherham Music Awards

Rotherham Music Awards »

Congratulations to our school band for winning the “Best Junior Band” at the Rotherham Music Awards last night.

02 Jul

Jump Back July

Jump Back July »

It's Jump back July - We can't control what happens to us, but we can choose how we respond. Join action for happiness in Jump Back July with daily actions to build your resilience.

Please follow the link if you want more information and/or to add the actions to your google calendar.

Please remember to check in with yourselves and with each other - we can and we should talk about our mental health

01 Jul

Cricket Success »

Our Year 7 Cricket team beat Wickersley last Thursday in the South Yorkshire semi-final. All players contributed to the win, in particular, one pupil scored 53 not out in 6 overs! The final today is against Birkdale School. We wish them every success.

01 Jul

Fundraising Event »

Well done to one of our Y9 pupils who has today completed a 5km swim to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Staff in school have raised a fantastic £535. What a brilliant team effort!

28 Jun

Goodbye Year 11!

Goodbye Year 11! »

Goodbye and Good Luck to our Year 11 leavers.

24 Jun

Rotherham Jobs Fair

Rotherham Jobs Fair »

There will be a jobs Fair in Rotherham on Wednesday 17th July 2019 at the Aesseal New York Stadium, 10am to 1pm. 

13 Jun

Creative Spark Showcase 2019

Creative Spark Showcase 2019 »

Please click here to see more photos from the event.

13 Jun

Social Media

Social Media »

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11 Jun

Year 11 Pupils »

Dear Year 11. Please find attached an important letter for you and for your parents. If you have any questions please let me know.

11 Jun

Create - Instagram

Create - Instagram »

Please scan the picture to follow our create department on Instagram.  This will showcase all the creative work produced by pupils at Oakwood High School.

11 Jun

Whiston festival of brass

Whiston festival of brass »

Please see attached poster for further details.

06 Jun

Taster Sessions Rotherham Life Skills July 11th ** Limited Spaces **

Taster Sessions Rotherham Life Skills July 11th ** Limited Spaces ** »

Please see attached Taster sessions leaflet with details on for July's taster sessions .

There are limited spaces on each course area so please book in advance.

These sessions are open to current Y11 leavers and any young person age 16-18yrs.

To book a space or if you have other enquiries please call 01709 828586.

These sessions are perfect for learners to experience each course.

06 Jun

Work-wise Summer Academy

Work-wise Summer Academy »

Please see the attached poster for further details.

04 Jun

Joyful June

Joyful June »

This month’s Action for Happiness calendar is ‘Joyful June’


04 Jun

Boxing Achievement

Boxing Achievement »

Pictured is one of our Year 8 pupils who recently represented Yorkshire in the National Boxing Championships.  At a recent competition he won a gold medal and is now the East Midlands boxing champion.

04 Jun

Work-wise Summer Academy »

Work-wise will be running its now well established Get up to Speed Summer Academy throughout the summer holidays 2019 giving the opportunity to 14-18 year old students to gain valuable experiences of Industry and the Employability skills that employers are looking for.


08 May

Oakwood Job Shop

Oakwood Job Shop »

Please see attached poster for further details.

20 Mar

Royal Visit

Royal Visit »

On Tuesday 19th March 2019, we welcomed HRH The Duke Of Gloucester to Oakwood. The Duke visited our Art and Music Departments and met with staff and pupils involved in various projects within school.

Pictured is the Duke unveiling a plaque to commemorate his visit.

12 Mar

Rugby Shirt Presentation

Rugby Shirt Presentation »

In September 2018, 4 pupils were invited to a Canterbury Kit Design workshop to design a personalised rugby top for Oakwood as part of an 'England Rugby All Schools Programme'. 

Pictured is one of our Year 9 pupils who attended Twickenham Rugby Ground on Saturday, where at half time he was officially presented with the school rugby shirt.

07 Mar

World Book Day 2019

World Book Day 2019 »

Our pupils and staff made a fantastic effort dressing up for World Book Day. Pictured is our winning pupil receiving her prize from the Headteacher.

Please click here to see more photographs.

28 Sep

2018/19 Music Mark School Member

2018/19 Music Mark School Member »

Oakwood School has been successfully nominated by the Rotherham Music Service to become a 2018/19 Music Mark School Member.


23 Nov

Official opening of Oakwood High School

Official opening of Oakwood High School »

Our new school building was officially opened on Thursday 26th October 2017 by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities.


24 Oct

Visit by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Sheffield

Visit by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Sheffield »

Today we welcomed Andrew Coombe, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Sheffield on a special visit to the school.