Why Choose Oakleigh House School?

…best for your child..best from your child…

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Swansea’s only Independent Primary School

The early years in your child’s school journey are critical to their future. At Oakleigh House we pride ourselves on offering our pupils the very best start in life.  We are able to provide an all-round education of the highest quality that challenges and engages our children. Recognising and celebrating each child so they become happy, confident and independent individuals is central to our ethos and this is underpinned by our strong community and family values.

We know from experience how important it is for parents to have access to speak with staff and we are proud of our open door approach.

There are a number of compelling reasons to choose Oakleigh House for your child. Here are just a few:


Nursery

An education, not just childcare.  We believe our youngest pupils thrive on quality learning experiences that are planned and implemented by our team of highly dedicated and well qualified staff.  Each child is treated as an individual and is taught according to his or her level, ensuring excellent progress in learning and all round development.  Estyn quote ‘from an early age pupils develop their listening and speaking skills extensively.’


Specialist Teaching

From Nursery, all pupils receive specialist teaching in Music, Drama, and Physical Education.  In addition from Year 1  Spanish is taught as part of the curriculum.  Pupils are able to opt to receive individual tuition in a range of instruments, singing, dance and speech.


Flexible wraparound care and holiday club

School is open from 8am until 6pm daily.  Nursery parents can choose for their child to attend morning sessions until 12.30pm, school days until 3pm or long days until 6pm.  There are over 20 clubs on offer to pupils from Reception to Year 6, as part of the after school provision.  Holiday club runs for 10 weeks of the year giving parents good quality childcare through the school holidays.


Ethos

In Oakleigh House each pupil has a strong sense of their own identity and is a valued member of the school community.  We place a strong emphasis on good manners and thoughtfulness, developing life skills of social confidence and making friends as well as developing the skills to be good learners.   Pupils receive individual attention while at the same time enjoy being part of a lively, outward-looking school community.  Estyn quote ‘pupils respond eagerly and diligently to the valuable opportunities the school provides for pupils of all ages to take responsibility for others and develop valuable leadership skills.’


Recognition of success

The school achieved an excellent inspection outcome in 2017, with inspectors reporting that ‘the pupils work enthusiastically and engage extremely well in lessons‘ and that ‘care, support and guidance make an exceptional contribution to the pupils’ high standards of all-round development.’

The School has achieved the NACE  Challenge Award (National Association for Able Children in Education) in recognition of the high quality work by the whole school in challenging all pupils, including those with high abilities, to achieve their best.


Facilities

The school grounds include two fantastic large play areas both of which have all weather surfaces.  Playtimes are timetabled so that the pupils have plenty of room for various games.  From Year 3 pupils travel the short distance to Swansea University Sports Centre twice weekly where they have exclusive use of the indoor track and multi-purpose pitches.  They also have swimming lessons in Wales National Pool.

 

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Comments from our parent survey, May 2017

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Oakleigh House Parent

The thing I love most is how all of the staff know every single child, and not just by name.

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Oakleigh House Parent

The fact that my child can barely sleep for excitement the night before going back to school following the holidays speaks volumes too!