Oldfield is a secure school. Door entry systems are now fully operational and control the entry into school from the beginning of the school day.
We have the additional security provided with the use of CCTV camera within school, the school grounds and additional street lighting.
We should like to extend our thanks to all our community key holders, who are in the front line when the school alarms are activated. Their combined efforts have helped to ensure that our school is safe, secure and vandal free throughout the year.
We evaluate applications and conduct interviews throughout the year. Contact us to receive an application or schedule an interview. We can also arrange a tour of school and introduce prospective students and their parents to members of our staff and pupils.
Children are taught in classes of mixed ability under the care of one teacher. However, for certain specialist subjects such as music or games, they may be taught by another member of staff. Ancillary help in the classroom is provided for all children on a regular basis.
The year groups within the school are designated as follows:
Reception ( R ) 4-5 years Key Stage 1 Unit 1
Year 1 ( Y1) 5-6 years " "
Year 2 ( Y2) 6-7 years Key Stage 2 Unit 2
Year 3 (Y3) 7-8 years " "
Year 4 (Y4) 8-9 years " "
Year 5 (Y5) 9-10 years Key Stage 2 Unit 3
Year 6 (Y6) 10-11 years " "
It is the policy of the school to ensure that all pupils have equal access to the various activities that take place. Through its ethos, attitudes, management and organisation the school provides equal opportunities for all. We endeavour to ensure that resources and materials are appropriate and non-discriminatory, and relate to the needs and aspirations of all children irrespective of gender, race, disability, creed and social background.
The teaching and learning methods used provide all pupils with varied learning opportunities. Individual differences and needs are recognised and the learning environment is designed to motivate and challenge all of our pupils. Appropriate teaching methods for individuals, groups and whole classes are employed throughout the school.
Important Application Dates
* The closing date for admission to school in September 2006 was 16th January 2006, however late applications can be made, please contact the school.