Oakleigh House School
38 Penlan Crescent, Uplands, Swansea, SA2 0RL, Glamorgan
|Headmistress||Mrs Rhian Ferriman|
|Date Appointed||September 2001|
|Co-ed Age Range||2.5-11|
|Number of pupils||210|
|Day fees per annum||£6,255 - £8,250|
As it looks forward to its centenary celebrations this year, Oakleigh House is reflecting on the changes in education and in the school itself over the last 100 years. Now part of a very successful global schools group Oakleigh House staff and pupils benefit from the opportunity to communicate with and work alongside schools from across the world, sharing best practice and educational thinking in 66 schools across 3 continents. The school is rightly proud of its diverse nature and this year, has welcomed several new families relocating to the area who add to its international pupil cohort.
Each summer, Year 6 pupils eagerly look forward to a visit to Barcelona to explore the city and visit the two British School of Barcelona sites in Castelldefels and Sitges, which are part of the Cognita Schools Group.
Having received an award for excellence in its recent Estyn inspection, the school's Personalised Learning approach benefits all pupils. Inspectors judged the quality of support for children requiring additional help with their learning as being outstanding. Equally, the school has received the Challenge Award accreditation from NACE, the National Association for Able Children in Education. The award recognises the school's provision for its most able and talented pupils. Pupils are encouraged to develop a growth mindset with no limit to what they can achieve, striving always to be the best that they can be. All pupils benefit from the teaching of specialist staff in Music, Drama, Spanish and a range of sporting disciplines. Sport plays an important part in the daily life of the pupils. The netball team were the winners of the Swansea Schools Netball tournament last year and came 5th overall in the Welsh finals.
Outside the classroom, there are more than 20 clubs and activities available to pupils each week and many opportunities for pupils of all ages to take responsibility for themselves and others and develop valuable leadership skills. The school has met the standard for Unicef's Rights Respecting Schools Award at Silver and is now working towards achieving the highest status of Gold Level. The staff nurture the emotional wellbeing of the learners and the traditional values of manners and respect are fundamental to the ethos of the school. All of these aspects support the pupils' character development meaning that pupils leave Oakleigh House confident, well-rounded individuals with the skills for lifelong learning in the 21st century.
Give your child an excellent start at Oakleigh House and set them up for future success.