Curriculum Vision

Our vision is for all of our students to have high aspirations and to be confident, independent and resilient individuals. What we term the Oakwood Learner. They will achieve excellence and become life-long learners, well prepared for the modern workplace. This will lead them to be responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society. Our curriculum and teaching approach is underpinned by the development of four fundamental skills, which we call the four Cs – Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Collaboration.

Our current curriculum is explained in detail in our 2021-22 curriculum policy.

Our curriculum is changing from September 2022. This is explained in our 2022-23 curriculum policy.

The changes to the curriculum are also explained in our recent letter to Year 7 and Year 8 parents.

Extra-Curricular Activities – Oakwood Plus

We strongly believe that the school day does not finish at 3pm, and we encourage all students to take part in our extra-curricular programme. These activities continue to allow students to enjoy and achieve, as well as building further on our fundamental skills – the four Cs. To view our extra-curricular programme, click here.

Option Choices

Our options process supports students in making informed choices about the next stage of their education, and helps them to start thinking about future education, careers and training.

SEND Curriculum Adaptations

At The Oakwood Academy, all students benefit from quality-first teaching in the classroom, which caters for their individual needs and supports them to make good progress. Work is differentiated for different groups and individuals. To find out more information about how we adapt the curriculum for students with SEND, click here

For more information about our curriculum, please contact Mr. A. Wylie, Deputy Head Teacher