Welcome to our school

Image rotator

Welcome to the website of Oak Field School and Sports College in Nottingham

This Autumn sees Oak Field School begin its ninth year and it is wonderful to reflect how much has been achieved in this time. We begin the term with the great news that the school has been awarded Gold in the Nottingham in Bloom competition for the third year in a row. A fantastic achievement and a testimony to the hard work of the young people and staff. It is so important that pupils value and appreciate their school environment as well as learning about the joys and pleasures of gardening.

In just over 2 years we will be celebrating 50 years since the legislation which brought state education for all children in England and Wales and we must never forget the tireless efforts of parents and campaigners who made this important change possible. I would like to think that our young people have proved time and again that education is for ALL. I marvel at what our pupils have achieved and continue to achieve. This is all about expectation and the provision of opportunity. Of course there are challenges and hurdles to cross but we must stay true to our conviction and belief that all have a right to education.

There is still much to do. For school leavers we have been working successfully with the City Council to provide internships and work opportunities with the hope of employment for some. We know that nationally employment for people with disabilities is low and even more so for those with learning disabilities. Systems need to improve so that services can track and support students once they have left school, not just in the initial couple of years but beyond. So much to celebrate and still much to do – surely the excitement of working with our young people.

Yours sincerely

David S Stewart OBE D.Litt.h.c. DL
Head Teacher

Read our Summer 2017 Newsletter

  Next page: About Oak Field 

Awards Logos