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About Our Academy

Oaklands Primary Academy is a vibrant, lively academy for children aged between 2 and 11. We’re proud to offer a high standard of education to our pupils – a number that’s rising every year. The children are divided into mixed ability classes. They enjoy outstanding facilities in two main buildings, each of which has its own central hall/ gymnasium,  sports fields, safety surface playgrounds, ICT wireless and laptops/tablets, well-stocked library and shared art areas. Pupils also benefit from the Academy’s unique location, at the heart of a magnificent, unspoilt valley – the ideal spot for nature studies.

Parents and carers are much involved at Oaklands Primary Academy. In fact, thanks to a flourishing Parents and Teachers Association, we have many new additional facilities. We welcome parents’ interest in Academy activities – for us, they are part of Academy and community life.

We’ve worked hard to develop our responsibility posts within the Academy, and have created a structured and expanding curriculum. Our staff work closely together and co-ordinate their plans to ensure there’s continuity in this curriculum between Infant and Junior age ranges.

We provide nursery education, through our on-site nursery, Oaklands Early Learning, with whom we have strong links.  We also build links with the seven other preschools feeding Oaklands Academy so we can agree suitable pre-academy activities. Oaklands Early Learning Nursery (open mornings and afternoons) has an optional lunch club for children aged two to three years (contact details available from the main office). Oaklands Academy offers both a bespoke breakfast club and an after school club – services that are much valued by many busy, working parents.

As an Academy we are self-governing and not for profit.  We are directly state-funded by the Department for Education and are independent of local authroity control. The terms of the arrangements are set out in individual Academy Funding Agreements (see Academy Documentation for further information). We are what is known as a Converter Academy which means that we have voluntarily coverted to academy status and therefore do not have a sponsor.  We have formed a close alliance with other academies and this is known as the Ignite Group, please click on 'Ignite Group' for further information.