Welcome to The Oakwood Academy Website

At The Oakwood Academy we have four principles that guide everything we do:

  • High expectations of all students
  • Valuing and celebrating academic achievement
  • Outstanding teaching for all students
  • Widening students’ experience through a range of extra-curricular activities including sport and the performing arts
  • Equality of opportunity for all of our students and staff

At our most recent inspection, Ofsted recognised the high expectations teachers have of our students. We were praised for our broad and balanced curriculum, including a wide academic offer to students in Key Stage 4.

Provision and engagement in extra-curricular activities is a real strength of the school giving students a wide range of opportunities to develop their skills and talents outside of the classroom.  The pledge programme is at the heart of this and students are encouraged to commit to engage in a variety of activities that challenges them.

There is a team of talented staff at the academy who support, nurture and challenge the hardworking students who come here.

The Oakwood Academy is sponsored by The Redhill Academy Trust, a local outstanding provider. 

Your child's learning and development is our most important goal, providing an education that will give them the best possible opportunities in life.

Tim Croft
Executive Headteacher 

The Oakwood Oracle Student Newspaper

This is not a normal school newspaper. This is not a boring, drab 'we had an assembly on being nice to others,' or 'we had a school trip to Bulwell Forest Park'...this is the Oakwood Oracle. A unique take on the traditional school newsletter, the Ora Read More

DT House Challenge
DT House Challenge

Congratulations to Animus House who were the winners in the DT Egg Parachute House Challenge. All students worked incredibly hard on this project and showed great teamwork skills that reflects their positive attitudes. Read More

Year 10 work experience (4-8th July)

All Year 10's must secure a work placement and hand in a completed employer agreement form by 25th March. See the work experience section of the website for more details.


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News Flash

Keeping our children safe: Covid-19 vaccinations for 12-15 year olds

- Covid-19 vaccinations are to be offered again in Nottingham’s secondary schools this term. Pupils aged 12-15 will be able to get either a first or second dose of the vaccine.

Please click here to read out Covid 12 to 15 Programme.. Read More