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.
Oakleigh wins Book Prize Competition!
One of our parent Governers, and our library volunteer, Margaret, entered the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize competition, and was one of the winners! The prize we received were five books for early years children.
Activities and Services
There are a number of local Activities and Services available that may be of interest to Parents and Carers of Oakleigh School children.
We will endeavour to keep you aware of these and if there any that you know of that isn't listed here please use our enquiry form to tell us about them.
Upcoming Events & Activities
This FREE fesitval (now in it's 21st year!) is North London's largest summer festival and has something for everyone. Music - Dance - Theatre - Fairground - Stalls - Food - Beer Tent and much much more. The Fesitval opens on Friday 1st July with a Funfair and Golf Tournament followed by a Big Band Night later in the evening. For mor information please see: www.eastbarnetfestival.org.uk
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.
The Early Years Centre
The Early Years Centre (EYC) provides a range of services for children aged 0 - 5 with a range of special educational needs and it is based on the site of Oakleigh School. The children and staff have full access to the extensive range of facilities on the site. The Early Years Centre and Oakleigh School are organised separately and the children who come under the EYC go on to a wide range of educational provision when they are five.
The EYC has five departments, each meeting the needs of pre-school children with special educational needs in a different way.
Rainbow Class visit Mosque
This week Rainbow Class visited a local Mosque.We had a great time and were made to feel very welcome.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2016
Some parents sent in dishes they had made at home and some came into school to do some cooking in the classrooms.
Bamboozle Theatre Company back at Oakleigh!
After our funding application to the Foyle Foundation was successful we were able to bring Bamboozle Theatre Company to do a week long residency (w/c 9th November) with Pine, Cedar, Blue, Green and Red classes.