Oakwood School is ranked as “Excellent” in the ISI Report published in 2017. The school is also a Sunday Times Top 100 Preparatory Schools and is a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools.

ISI Inspection November 2016

Oakwood School was awarded “Excellent”, the highest possible ranking, in the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) inspection report which was published in February 2017.

The EQI (Educational Quality Inspection) focuses on two key outcomes:

  • The achievement of pupils, including their academic development
  • The personal development of pupils.

Inspectors highlighted the school’s high academic standards and wide ranging achievements in and out of the classroom, as well as the partnership with parents and character development programme.
The FCI (Focused Compliance Inspection) recognised that the school met all the current regulatory requirements.  

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The Sunday Times Top 100 Preparatory Schools
Published November 2016

Oakwood School is delighted to announce it has climbed 3 places in the Sunday Times Top 100 Preparatory Schools list, published in November 2016. The school is now ranked in 55th place nationally.
The school has been in the Top 100 list for four years in a row. In 2015 the school jumped 20 places to 58th from the previous year.
The school is focussed on the education and progress of each individual child, and information is shared and discussed with parents regularly. The Sunday Times list is a very practical way for parents and teachers alike to understand how the school is doing as a whole.
“These results are a testament to the dedication of the Headmaster, Mr Candia, and the staff, parents and pupils of the school. We continue to strive to give the children the best personalised and rigorous education, all within a Catholic ethos and a climate of trust, love and respect.”

Ella Leonard Chairman PACT Educational Trust