Oakleigh School was built in the late 1950s. Since then, it has undergone continued and ongoing remodelling, enlargement and refurbishment to provide it with an extensive range of facilities. From September 2022 we are opening a satellite provision based at Queenswell School to accommodate 2 additional classes.
We have a hydrotherapy pool for our younger children to learn to swim and for children who need hydrotherapy. Off site swimming pools are used for other pupils
The school has a soft play environment to support Physical Development, Communication, Social Interaction and to provide a safe place to play, and a challenging and safe environment for children of all ages and abilities.
We have an immersive sensory room with allows our children to be immersed in space, under the ocean, in the rainforest and hundreds of more locations.
We have a range of shared equipment to bring lessons to life within our school curriculum. They enable teaching and learning to be motivating, allowing our children to be excited about having a voice, and control over their environment. These include eye gaze technology, enabling a child to access a computer; a sensory trolley to turn any class into a sensory room; and a floor projector which turns the floor into an interactive multisensory space.
The classrooms, are well resourced with specialist equipment and a wealth of other teaching equipment for the full range of children in the school. Classrooms have a large interactive plasma screen, connected to a computer and software appropriate for a range of Special Educational Needs, as well as iPads with stimulating apps. Where appropriate classes have additional communication aids, some using speech as well as a range of switches to increase pupils' access to the curriculum.
The playgrounds are divided into EYFS, Key stage 1 and 2 playgrounds with areas of large and small scale adventure play equipment, astro -turf, safety surfaces and paths for trikes, outside gym equipment, musical instruments and swings etc.