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Vice Principal’s Message

I am proud to work at Oak Academy, a school that sits at the heart of its community and puts individual student success at the forefront of everything it does.

I agree with Martin Luther King that “Intelligence plus character is the goal of true education” and we are committed to working tirelessly with our students to achieve their personal goals and fulfil their unique potential. This includes all aspects of the academic curriculum we offer and the wide range of other opportunities students experience during their time at Oak.

I recognise that universities and employers do not only look for academic excellence in students but something more. Therefore, we pride ourselves in ensuring our students leave Oak with a strong moral purpose, a wide range of life skills and personal resilience, all of which are central to life in Modern Britain.

I prioritise our young people’s safety at all times and work hard to develop strong partnerships with our families. Staff genuinely care about our students and will always go the extra mile to get the very best from them.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and ensures that academic routes are open to all. These are combined with vocational subjects that help students develop practical skills if this is where their talents and interests lie.

The secondary school experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity for each and every student. In order to help every one of our young people progress fully, we have flourishing and ever expanding links with a range of local agencies, employers and universities. We run a number of current projects to raise their aspirations and recognise the sky is the limit.

As Vice Principal, I believe this is an exciting time to become part of our community and we look forward to welcoming you to our Academy.

Emma Biles
Vice Principal