Our School

Headteacher's Welcome

Oakwood School in Horley is an 11-16 Secondary School of approximately 1000 students and we are all proud of our School. Our vision is encapsulated by our motto ‘Achieving Excellence Together’ as we expect every individual to make exceptional progress, whatever their strengths and interests. This aspirational approach permeates throughout our work and activities as we prepare students for the modern adult world.

Our Teaching and Learning programme embraces the principles of outstanding learning, through highly effective teaching, building self-esteem and resilience, thereby creating the atmosphere for outstanding achievement and providing opportunities to celebrate success. Our students’ development, enabling them to understand and be positive citizens in our community, is very important to us. The school is characterised by a happy ethos where respect is the core value of all that we do. Regular communication with all stakeholders and the community shows individual students’ success so that you can also join in the celebrations.

We value people at Oakwood, every person matters to us, and we strive to ensure that every child fulfils their potential. We recognise that every child has talent and ability and relish working to develop that to the full.

Whether student, teacher or parent/carer, we understand that communication and working together are important in order for us to provide the best for our students. The website and the ‘Virtual Learning Environment’ are ways in which we can enrich the information flow, however there is no substitute for contacting a person directly and we warmly encourage you to do this if the website does not provide the information you require.

We are a friendly, outward facing school, and we would encourage you to visit us at any time.

Mr S Potten

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