Our Year / House System

One of our strengths at Oakwood is the quality of our relationships and the personal development, student welfare and support which the students receive

The Year System

Our pastoral system is organised in year groups, led by a Year Group Leader and supported by a team of Tutors and Year Group Pastoral Assistants. All year groups are organised into single year tutor groups and Tutors work closely with the Year Group Leaders to monitor day-to-day progress of students throughout their school careers. The “Year System” also encourages students to develop “Student Voice” teamwork and leadership skills, taking leadership responsibility as Form Representatives, Peer Mentors, Wellbeing Ambassadors, Prefects and School Council Members.


The House System

All students are allocated into one of five ‘Houses’ when they join the school; Austin (blue), Brunel (silver), Newton (purple), Shakespeare (yellow) or Nightingale (red). The Houses organise a wide range of inter-house competitions and sporting activities throughout the year, thus giving every student the opportunity to get involved in a range of events which include the whole school community.

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