A Sunday Times Top 100
Preparatory School
for fifth year

The Catholic ethos and unique character development programme runs through all aspects of school life

Oakwood School is
ranked as Excellent
in the ISI Report 2017

We develop the virtues such as sincerity, hard work, order, cheerfulness, generosity and service

Qualifications are important
but education is about
so much more
Independent Education with a Catholic Ethos for Boys and Girls 3-11


Welcome to Oakwood School, an independent school with a Catholic ethos for boys and girls aged 3-11. Founded on a belief that parents are the first educators of their children, our goal is to help parents raise their children to become considerate young men and women who lead their lives by noble Christian principles.
Our Tutorial system, tailored to each child, ensures that alongside the pursuit of academic excellence pupils are encouraged to develop good habits such resilience, cheerfulness, generosity and responsibility. They are also encouraged to take an active part in our rich and varied co-curricular programme.
Please join us at our next Open Day, or Tour & Talk Day, where you can meet our pupils and see our wonderful school in action. I would be delighted to discuss with you how we work and what we can do for your child.

Ciro Candia

May Open Day

Our Open Day is on Saturday 12 May 2018. 10am to 1pm.  We look forward to meeting you then. There is...
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Secondary School Places

We are pleased to list the schools where our Year 6 children have been offered places. In a very competitive...
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Mayor of Croydon Visit

We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Croydon, Toni Letts to Oakwood on Friday 9 March, where she gave an...
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World Book Day

It was World Book Day last week and what a day it was! An amazing time was had by all...
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Uniform Supplier Changes

Please note the changes at the Lester Bowden store in Epsom. The Schoolwear department in the store will be re-branded...
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Newsletter Issue 9

See all the news and the details about the upcoming Annual Music Competition in the recent newsletter. See Newsletters
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Open Days & Visits

The best way to appreciate Oakwood School is to come and visit us. 

Saturday 12 May 2018
10am -1pm
No Booking Necessary

Friday 27 April 2018 at 9am
Friday 22 June 2018 at 9am
Please contact us to book a place

Sunday Times Top 100 & Inspection Reports

We are delighted to be included in The Sunday Times Top 100 Prep School again in 2017. This is the fifth year running that the school has been in the top 100.

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)
Oakwood was awarded an “Excellent” rating in the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) Report in February 2017.

School Prospectus

Qualifications are important but education is about so much more.
Our mission is to nurture and develop the individual child so they may grow to live fulfilled and happy lives. Good character and moral integrity have a positive impact on academic performance so character education underpins our academic programme.


Character is what we make of ourselves and the unique Character Development programme at Oakwood School gives pupils the tools to fulfil their true potential and to become the best possible version of themselves.
The essence of character education at Oakwood lies in equipping pupils with the freedom to make the right choices for the right reasons. This ultimately leads to a sense of purpose and deep personal fulfilment. Lessons in character education help pupils to gain an understanding of their emotions and how they can learn to master them. Our programme fosters the development and study of virtues such as sincerity, hard work, order, cheerfulness, generosity and service to others.


  • The quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent. Pupils achieve highly across a wide range of activities, in and out of the classroom.

    ISI Report 2016
  • The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent. Pupils espouse and apply the ‘virtues’ that are explored within the character development programme.

    ISI Report 2016
  • Pupils read with understanding, write interestingly and accurately, and confidently manipulate numbers.

    ISI Report 2016
In Gaudio Serviamus

May We Serve Joyfully