Welcome to Oakleigh School and The Early Years Centre
"Welcome to our website which we hope you will find useful, we will endeavour to show you why we think Oakleigh School is so special and some of the work we do here."
Jenny Gridley - Headteacher at Oakleigh School, Barnet
Oakleigh School caters for children aged 2 – 11 years who have severe and complex learning difficulties. Some of the children have profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) including sensory or physical needs. Other children have autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and severe learning difficulties (SLD) or PMLD.
Jenny - Secondment Update...
Jenny back at Oakleigh two days a week!
Ongoing since last September, Jenny continues to be on secondment to the Local Authority to lead the Specialist Teaching Team, however this has now been reduced to three days a week with two days back at Oakleigh. This will continue until September 2016.
During this time, Ruth Harding (pictured opposite) will be acting up as Head Teacher when Jenny is not on-site.
Oakleigh wins Tesco Bags of Help competition!
Oakleigh School has won the top prize in the Tesco Bags of Help competition. The competition offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags.
Free winter Dr Bike sessions in Barnet
Have your bicycle checked and minor repairs fixed for free opposite East Finchley tube station, High Road, East Finchley N2 0NW on the first Thursday of each month up to March 2017. Police will also be there to security mark bicycles and offer advice.
Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund competition
Please vote for Oakleigh online in the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund competition!
We have entered a competition with the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund to win £300, which we will use towards buying an outdoor music stand for the KS2 children.
Arts Deport Theatre Trip
On Thursday 20th October Green Class went to the Arts Depot in North Finchley to see Oily Cart perform ‘Mirror Mirror’.
Primary Panathlon at Burnt Oak Leisure Centre
On Wednesday 12th October a group of children from Red Class took part in the Primary Panathlon at Burnt Oak Leisure Centre. We had lots of fun playing Boccia, Curling, table cricket and parachute games.
We are committed to providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum set within the framework of the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage through which children’s individual learning needs are met.
We place great importance on teaching our children those skills needed for maximum independence and quality of life in their future years by providing stimulating and challenging curriculum experiences to which each child has full access.
We consider every child as an individual and as unique, and plan for him or her accordingly. All aspects of the curriculum promote equal access for all pupils whilst considering gender, ethnicity, special needs, social circumstances, age, cultural and religious beliefs.
We actively celebrate the many different cultures, languages and festivals represented by the pupils and staff at Oakleigh School. We also pay particular attention to any individual needs concerning diet and collective worship. Multiculturalism is part of the fabric of Oakleigh.