· Announcement ·

** Parents’ Evenings **

The booking system is now open for our March Parents Evenings;

Year 7, 9 & 10, Tuesday March 7th 2023, 4.00PM-7.00PM

Year 8 & 11, Thursday March 23rd 2023, 4.00PM-7.00PM

Please follow the link to book your appointments.

Click Here


Thinking about the future, your educational choices and potential career pathways can be a daunting prospect!  However, at Oakwood High School there are a wealth of resources and experienced staff on hand to support and guide you.

In MAP you will have the chance to explore your interests, strengths and potential pathways. You will have opportunities to research and explore the wealth of possibilities open to you over the next few years of your secondary education, and beyond.  This is an exciting time for you!

Beyond MAP, you have your PLTs, your subject teachers and more….

Where can I go for more information?

Pupils can call in to speak to our Careers Advisor, Mrs Barton, who can provide you up-to-date, impartial information, about post-16 pathways and supporting you with the decision making process.  There is a weekly after school pupil drop-in on Wednesdays 3-.10pm-4.00pm.  If parents would like a meeting with our Careers Advisor, this can be arranged by contacting L.Barton on info@oakwood.ac

For further help or information, please contact:

A.Grant on info@oakwood.ac

D. Tank on info@oakwood.ac

Online Resources

The school website has a careers section with links to useful websites and information: https://www.oakwood.ac/pupils-parents-links/careers-2/

Here you will find information about local markets; apprenticeship vacancies; advice on completing a CV and a vast array of resources around a variety of careers including videos of ‘on the job’.


Pupils can sign into Xello using their Google accounts by clicking on the “waffle” and scrolling down to the Xello tab. They can use Xello to search for careers and keep a record of the experience they have gained, whether that be educational or work.

For more information about careers try these websites: National Careers Service:


National careers information advice and guidance website for 13-19 year olds with telephone helpline (0800 100900)

We at Oakwood have opportunities for pupils to speak with a number of employers and further / higher education institutions. These vary from assemblies, to workshops to 1-2-1 meetings and discussions.