Coronavirus update! #stayhomesavelives
Coronovirus / COVID–19 Update.
At the current time school remains open.
Please note the INSET day planned for Friday 3rd of April has been cancelled and school is open on this day for the students who have been identified.
We must however stress the most recent government guidance which states that:
“schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend” and “You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should - #stayhomesavelives”
We realise that for some families this creates many difficulties but please try to follow these guidelines if at all possible.
There will be no penalty applied to any student or family should their son or daughter be kept at home for any reason during this unique situation.
Please continue to monitor this website for regular updates.
Welcome to Oakfield Park School’s website. I hope you will find it informative and accessible.
We are a Local Authority maintained school providing education for young people aged 11 to 19 years with severe, complex or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Many of our pupils have additional needs including autism, sensory impairment, challenging behaviour, medical and physical difficulties. We currently have 120 students on roll of which 68 are C.I.N., 7 are C.I.C. and 35 are F.S.M. Our school community is diverse and young people attend from across the Wakefield Metropolitan District. We work closely with other special schools and PRUs in Wakefield and are signed up to a Memorandum of Understanding which forms the basis of a working agreement with them. (For more information on each of these schools or Units please visit: http://wakefield.mylocaloffer.org/Home.)
At Oakfield Park we endeavour to implement the following school mission statement in all that we do.
"At Oakfield Park, we aim for all our students to develop a ‘voice’, to be as independent, social and healthy as possible, enabling them to become citizens who engage positively with society, whilst leading happy and fulfilled lives."
In order to reflect this statement, the education we deliver at Oakfield Park is continually evolving to ensure that we offer the best possible preparation for life both within school, and most importantly, for when our students leave school and move on to whichever provision is considered by the students and their families to be the most beneficial. Staff have recently been working hard to develop and deliver an even more relevant curriculum whilst at the same time striving to reflect both our school motto “All Different, All Valued, all Equal” and our school rules "Be Kind, Stay Safe, Work Hard", in all that we do.
In October 2019 we were inspected by Ofsted and we were delighted that the inspectors found us to be “Outstanding” in all areas. Overall Effectiveness, The Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and Sixth Form. Here are a few quotes from the report:
- “Oakfield Park is a remarkably friendly and welcoming school”
- “The quality of education at Oakfield Park is outstanding”
- There are “exceptionally strong relationships between pupils and staff”
- “By the time students leave school, they are exceedingly well prepared for adult life”
- “Pupils” … “feel happy and safe because they know that adults care about them”
Our staff team is committed to working in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure the highest standards of care and education are in place for each individual student. We will always offer a warm welcome to all visitors to our school and we are very proud of the positive feedback we receive from friends, families and professionals.
Safeguarding plays a crucial role in all we do here at Oakfield Park school. Please click here to see our Safeguarding Page
P.S. Please see our Social Media updates for up to date information and photographs of school life.
If you would like a receive a paper copy of any of the document on our website please contact us:
Jean Gordon - Senior Admin Officer
Oakfield Park school
Telephone: 01977 613423
Latest School Events
- School Closes for 2 weeks03Apr2020
@ Oakfield Park school
School closed for 2 weeks.
- School Opens20Apr2020
- CANCELLED Year 5 Coffee morning04May2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Oakfield Park school
Come and have a look around, a cuppa and a chat. All welcome.
- Bank Holiday School Closed08May2020
- Show Walk Through14May2020
@ Main Hall
In preparation for the show students will be practising their parts in the hall.
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