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 Gridley is back following her secondment to the Local Authority.
She is currently taking flexible retirement, which means she has reduced the number of days she is working. Ruth Harding continues to be Acting Headteacher
Brent Cross Flip Out Trampoline Arena
Book your tickets in store using code SCHOOL1O and receive 10% OFF a standard jump. The offer expires 21st July 2017. To redeem the discount you must quote the code at reception.Ticket's can be purchased at reception subject to availability. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Offer is not available at weekends, bank holidays and half terms. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.
Family Play Date at the Chickenshed
In the school holiday there was also a Family Play Date, which involved 18 families visiting the Chickenshed Theatre to see Tales from the Shed. The sun was shining and families took the time to meet and talk to each other before and after the show. The show itself was the usual energetic mix of puppetry, music and drama.
Big Pedal Week
Last term, we took part in Big Pedal Week, from 20th-24th March.
The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scootering challenge. Schools compete against each other to see who has the most pupils, parents and staff travelling to school by bike or scoot.
Oakleigh Siblings Drama Group – February 2017
During the February half term holiday 6 siblings of children at Oakleigh School (aged from 6 - 11 years old) attended our Siblings Drama activity day.
It was lovely to welcome two new members, who were warmly absorbed into the group by our friendly regular attendees. It was also great to introduce two new members of staff who helped to run the day; Sophie Oakleigh’s Music Therapist and Sheila an LSA in Yellow Class who has lots of experience running Drama workshops.
The Lion King - Autism-Friendly Performance
Disney’s THE LION KING will present its fourth dedicated Autism-Friendly Performance on Sunday 4th June 2017 at 1:30pm.
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.