Welcome to the Transition page for The Oakwood Academy.

If this is your first experience of secondary school as a parent, many things will be new to you and whilst there are some similarities with primary school, many things will also be different. If you already have a child at The Oakwood Academy, there has been some significant changes.

The Oakwood Academy is part of the Redhill Academy Trust and shares its ethos. We believe as a school we should:

  • have high expectations of all students
  • value and celebrate academic achievement
  • provide consistently high quality, focused teaching
  • widen students' experiences through a range of extra-curricular activities.

We believe working in partnership with parents and carers will help us achieve our vision, that all students will reach their potential at The Oakwood Academy. We have numerous systems in place to support and strengthen this partnership.

For more information, click here to download our 'Making the Move' booklet. (PDF)

Please click here to see our Transition Flyer. (PDF)



We are offering your child the opportunity to attend an after school club at The Oakwood Academy and earn a CREST discovery award on how science works.

What is a CREST award?

CREST is a project-based awards scheme for the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths). It is supported by the British Science Association. There are 5 levels of CREST Award; Star, Discovery Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Awards can be completed as individual or team project (assessment is based on individual achievement).

Benefits of a CREST award:

  • Motivates all ages and abilities
  • Develops problem-solving skills
  • Develops practical and thinking skills as well as supporting presentation and communication skills
  • Raises students' levels of achievement
  • Prepares students for ‘How Science Works’ at GCSE
  • Allows students to explore their own ideas and interests within science, engineering and technology
  • Encourages team work
  • Helps to bridge the gap between science and technology in the classroom and the 'real world', preparing students for the world of work
  • Raises awareness of different careers in Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Provides opportunities for involvement in regional and national events

Whilst in the club they will learn how to work safely in the science department, recognise equipment and its uses and do practical work in the science labs. This will give them a head start when they start secondary school in the science department. The club is funded by the school and lasts for 10 weeks. Details about the new course dates will be available after the Easter break 2018.


Children's Universities

The Children's University aims to promote social mobility by providing high quality, exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours to children aged 7 to 14 (and 5 and 6 year olds with their families) and engaging the wider communities as learning partners in the realisation of this. At the heart of its work is the ambition to raise aspirations, boost achievement and foster a love of learning, so that young people can make the most of their abilities and interests, regardless of the background into which they were born.

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School Uniform

We feel that the wearing of a smart and presentable uniform plays an important part in getting students to take pride in their appearance, their work and their school. It creates a strong identity which we should all be proud of.


We will make you aware in the event of the uniform expectations not being met and appreciate your efforts in resolving any such issues. Students who are not wearing the correct uniform may be sent home to rectify this. You will always be notified if this should be the case.

The Oakwood Academy Uniform is available from Just Schoolwear.

Just Schoolwear

289 Main Street, Bulwell

Nottingham, NG6 8ED

Main supplier to school for essential uniform items

Web link here