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Service summary

The Oaks Secondary School

The Oaks Secondary School opened in 2005 in a newly designed building. We are a large, local authority school, for young people with special educational needs. Our pupils attend from across South West Durham, with a significant number from further afield. We have achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade from our last three Ofsted inspections.

Today, The Oaks offers a diverse and enriched curriculum for over 275 pupils, supported by a wide range of accreditation opportunities. There are a number of different class models which ensure that individual pupils learning needs are met. This is supported by a strong ethos of inclusion and high expectations of learning and behaviour.

The school entered an exciting new phase from September 2015, as part of The South West Durham Learning Federation in partnership with Evergreen School in Bishop Auckland. Since then the Federation has expanded to include Croft Community school in Stanley. Mrs English is now the executive head teacher of all three schools.

Client Groups Served

  • SEND Local Offer

Age Ranges Served

  • Primary (6-11)
  • Secondary (12-16)