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Oak Lodge Primary School
Chamberlain Crescent, BR4 0LJ, UK West Wickham
+44 (0)208 819 6996


The School Mission Statement

Oak Lodge to be a caring school that actively encourages every child to maximise their potential.

The Means

  • To value each person.
  • To develop a sense of dignity and self-respect.
  • To develop excellence in communication, literacy, numeracy and relevant life skills.
  • To develop concern for others as expressed by our discipline, courtesy and good manners.
  • To recognise, appreciate and celebrate cultural, aesthetic and creative achievements.
  • To develop a broad vision of the wider world and foster love and care for the environment.
  • To gain a knowledge of and respect for religious, moral and cultural values.
  • To build strong and purposeful links with parents and our local community.
  • To provide all staff with a healthy environment in which to work and to create opportunities for their professional development.

The Four School Rules

  1. Treat everyone as you would like to be treated.
  2. Look after all property at school.
  3. Listen carefully and follow instructions promptly.
  4. Walk quietly and sensibly around the school.


What are the aims for the Curriculum at Oak Lodge Primary School?

  1. To develop the potential of all pupils and enable them to make a contribution to society.
  2. To provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
  3. To deliver the National Curriculum by offering our pupils the following areas of experience,

    Core Subjects

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science

    Foundation Subjects

    • Art
    • Geography
    • History
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • Technology

    Cross Curricular

    • Information Technology
    • Drama
    • Environmental Education

    Religious Education including Moral Education

    Personal, Social and Health Education

National Curriculum Organisation

The School has numbered its Year Groups R, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 to conform with the government numbering reference system. Classes are unstreamed.

School Policies and National Curriculum Guidelines are available for parents to read in the School at any time. As copies are limited and expensive to produce a 24 hour loan service is available to parents who are unable to read (or digest the contents!) within School. Please see the School Administrative Officer or Deputy Head.

The School is following the Government Guidelines for the Literacy Hour and the Numeracy Strategy.

The complaints procedure for parents who are unhappy about the school arrangements for the National Curriculum follows an established national pattern and procedure i.e. informal complaint to Class Teacher/Headteacher; complaint in writing to the School Governors; formal complaint to the Secretary of State.

Similarly all letters of thanks, congratulations and empathy are most welcome!!


Extra curricular activities take place both at lunchtime and after school.

Specialist individual and/or group music tuition is available for:-

  • Brass
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Recorder
  • Violin

In addition to these we offer children the opportunity to join a large school choir and a school orchestra.

Specialist sports tuition includes:-

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Pop-lacrosse
  • Rounders
  • Rugby (mini)
  • Short Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Top Play
  • Trampoline
  • Volleyball
The school is also able to offer activities for:-
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • French


Admissions Procedure

Reception Class
  1. Parents are asked to submit their child's name for a waiting list as early as possible. Forms are available from School on request.
  2. Parents are invited to an evening meeting in the half-term preceding their child's entry to School. The purpose of this meeting is to explain in detail to Parents the mysteries and routines of life at Oak Lodge. An information package will be handed out at this meeting.
  3. Children are invited to visit the School in the half-term preceding their own start to school life. This will give them the chance to see their classroom and meet their teacher.
  4. Admission forms, outing consent forms, birth certificates and other paperwork including proof of residence will be dealt with at one of these meetings.
  5. In the first week of term children will attend school 8.50 a.m. - NOON. Children are taken to and collected from the classroom.
  6. In the second week of term children will attend school from 8.50 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. Children are collected from the classroom.
  7. In the third week of term Parents are encouraged to leave the children in the playground with the teacher on duty. Children attend for the full day with children being dismissed at 3.05 p.m.

Casual Admissions - Pupils transferring from other schools
  1. Following the initial application to the School, Parents will be invited to make an appointment to visit the School with their children.
  2. Parents and children will be escorted round the School and hopefully introduced to the class teacher.
  3. Admission forms, outing consent forms, and other paperwork will be completed before entry.
  4. On their first day new children will be taken to their class by the Headteacher, School Administrative Officer or Class Teacher.

Requests To Parents

We ask Parents:-
  1. To inform us promptly of change of address, change of telephone number, place of work or intention to leave the area.
  2. To ensure that children attend school regularly and arrive punctually. We cannot, however, take responsibility for children arriving before 8.45 a.m.
  3. To ensure that unfit children do not come into school.
  4. To explain short-term absence in writing on return to school. Please do not phone. For long-term sickness please call, write or telephone.
  5. Not to take family holidays during term time.
  6. To ensure that P.E., Games and Swimming Kit is provided and brought to school on the appropriate days.
  7. To ensure that ALL children conform to school uniform.
  8. To ensure that EVERY item of school uniform is clearly marked with child's name.
  9. To ensure that children pay dinner money regularly and promptly.
  10. To allow children to bring money into school for specific (school) reasons only.
  11. To remind children that personal possessions are brought to school at the OWNER'S RISK.
  12. Of children just starting school to read carefully our "Welcome to Year" leaflet.

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