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Welcome to Oak Bank School
A special message from the Headteacher
For those of you who do not know about Oak Bank School, we are a special school which caters for pupils who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties, including associated challenging behaviours. Many of the pupils that attend the school have additional special educational needs such as autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit and hyperactive disorders (ADHD) and speech, language and communication difficulties.
Places for pupils are commissioned at the school by several local authorities, Including Central Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Luton. All pupils who are referred to the school have an education, health and care plan.
Oak Bank is an Outstanding learning community (Ofsted 2015 & 2019) that engages pupils and develops positive attitudes to learning. The school currently has capacity for 127 pupils ranging from age 9 to 19. ‘The quality of education is outstanding and life changing’ Ofsted March 2019.
Staff at Oak Bank are confident and skilled in building positive relationships that help to break down barriers, build self-esteem and challenge disaffection. Teachers and support staff at Oak Bank are highly trained to meet the needs of individual pupils.
Many of the pupils that attend Oak Bank have not had success in their education elsewhere. Through their attendance at Oak Bank, these pupils rebuild their trust and desire to learn. Our pupils achieve exceptionally well academically, from often lower-than-expected starting points. They leave school at Year 11 or after sixth form with relevant qualifications and work experience that helps them gain employment.
We are extremely proud of our Oak Bank Family and our journey. We are recognised as a leading SEMH provision and National Behaviour Hub by the DfE. We know our website provides only a glimpse into the range of our provision, culture, activities and the fun that our pupils and staff enjoy as they learn. Please contact the school if you would like to know more.
Mr Phil Collier
MEd, CMgr FCMI, NPQH
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