Welcome to Oak Hill Academy. We hope this website will help you find out more about our school.
The school takes children between the ages of 7 to 11 and provides high quality junior education. This stage of children’s learning is very exciting and important. It builds on the foundations of infant education and develops children’s learning, personal skills and independence in preparation for successful and rewarding secondary school careers.
We are proud of our school and our children. High standards both academically and in behaviour are achieved. We always expect children to do their best both in their learning and in their social interactions in the playground and around the school.
We enjoy working with our children each day. We value them as individuals and take every opportunity to celebrate their strengths and successes, be it in their relationships with others, on the sports field or in their learning. Children thrive in a caring, supportive and sensitive environment and we offer each child security, happiness and pride in their achievement.
In our recent inspection (January 2017), Ofsted commented as follows:
- The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.
- Pupils have excellent attitudes in the way they approach their learning. They are kind and courteous to each other and are confident to chat to visitors about their work and school. Teachers encourage pupils to learn both independently and through group work. As a result, most pupils learn to persevere with learning that challenges them.
- Through the curriculum, pupils learn how to keep safe. For example, inspectors visited a Year 6 lesson, where pupils were undertaking a first aid course.
- Pupils are kept safe at this school. Pupils told inspectors that they feel safe in school and are confident that adults will help and support them. One pupil said, ‘They really care for us at this school because they even phone us at home when we don’t come to school.’ The majority of parents agree that their children feel safe at the school.
- Pupils understand the difference between bullying and short-term problems with friends. They know about the different types of bullying, including cyber bullying and the misuse of social media. Older pupils are more confident in their ability to stay safe online than younger pupils.
- The displays around the school celebrate the wide range of pupils’ backgrounds and provide pupils with an understanding of people and communities beyond their immediate experiences. For example, pupils learn about a different country each month.