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.
New School Minibus!
We are very excited and delighted to announce that we have the funding in place for The Lord Taverners, the charity who is part funding the minibus, to be able to place the order.
Waitrose Green Token Scheme choose Oakleigh!
We are going to be one of the Green Token Scheme charities at Waitrose in North Finchley during July! This is part of us being the chosen charity for the region this year.
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.
Allianz Park Sports Day
Four children from Purple class attended three sessions at Allianz Park (home of Saracens Rugby club).
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.
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.