Oak Grove College provides an inspirational, safe, fun and stimulating learning environment for all of our students and has an enthusiastic, committed and dedicated staff team who aspire to provide the best learning opportunities for all of our students, all of the time. It is a privilege to work with all our young people who join us at age 11 and leave ready to take their place in the world as young adults.
Our core purpose is ensuring all of our students are nurtured to develop the communication, social, academic, life and vocational skills necessary to take an active role as citizens in the local, national and international community. This is achieved by creative approaches to learning where many off site visits are undertaken, the grounds are used extensively and a practical approach to the curriculum is undertaken, including our commitment and dedication to the Arts as a vehicle for self esteem development.
We aim to make all of our learners as independent and confident as possible. Here at Oak Grove College we are all immensely proud of our College and we welcome visits from families and indeed from professionals from other organisations. As a community generic special school we take seriously our commitment to providing the very best for young people while they are with us, but also in developing the skills, confidence and aspirations of the wider community to provide the very best for all once they leave the college.
All that we do is underpinned by our view that "Everyone matters, every day counts" and we work in partnership with our Federation schools of Cornfield, Herons Dale and Palatine, to ensure that this view is applied to all those with additional needs and who support and provide for our students. I hope that this website provides you with the information you require, if not please do not hesitate to contact us.
During this period of partial closure this college site continues to be open for provision for vulnerable pupils and children of key workers. Visitors to site can only attend by prior arrangement. Annual reviews will happen via conference call. Irrespective of any partial closure the safeguarding of all our children and young adults remains our […]Read More
Dear Parents/ Carers, Well done on getting through this first week of living in a very different way and with the feelings of the uncertainty and anxiety this brings. I think one of the most important things for all of us to do is work out how we can slow down and work to a […]Read More
Dear Parents/ Carers, RE: Important Update: Telephone calls this morning The guidance on maintaining educational provision came out last night. It is clear: If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be. The core principles are as follows: If it is at all possible for children to be […]Read More
WSCC School/college Transport in September 2020 for Students aged 16+ who have an EHCP (current Year 11s.) This September the LA had a number of students who have not had the transport help they were hoping for. Current Year 11s, whether they continue their placement in the same setting or move on to another setting […]Read More
Shop at Co-op and raise funds for Oak Grove College Oak Grove College has been selected for the Co-op Local Community Fund, which is running from now until October 2020. During this time, Co-op Members will be able to chose Oak Grove College as their local cause and 1% of the money they spend on Co-op products […]Read More
Oak Grove College is a Nut Free School, please see information below on this issue:Read More
Lianna, one of our school counsellors has put together some amazing activity ideas for both rainy and sunny days. She has also created a worry story where she explains to the students how someone is feeling during this uncertain time. The story is interactive and asks for the young person reading the story to share […]Read More
Dear Parent / Carer, Our Community Update Well done on getting through week 2 of this difficult and ongoing situation. Hopefully we are all getting into a rhythm and a routine of this new way of being. I thought I was until I spent yesterday at home and then realised just how tired I was […]Read More
Listen to children from different backgrounds share their unique experiences of the autistic spectrum in their own words. This project started back in 2017 by asking parents of autistic children to interview their kids and share their answers. One of our students Daniel and his dog Freddie feature in this brand new animated film […]Read More
Attached are some Online Safety Cards for the following apps – Snapchat Instagram TikTok These outline how to set privacy settings, block other users and report them.Read More