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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

Pupils have extremely positive attitudes to work using perseverance, resilience and personal responsibility in their work.

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
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, 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

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Open Days & Visits

The best way to appreciate Oakwood School is to come and see the school in action. 
Please call 020 8668 8080 to arrange a visit.

Open week 28th September – 5th October
9.30am – 11.30am
Please call or email ( to register






Sunday Times Top 100 Prep School

Oakwood School is in the The Sunday Times Top 100 Prep School rankings for the seventh year running.

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
  • Pupils have a strong sense of responsibility towards others and the community. They collaborate well, displaying mutual respect.

    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 have a strong understanding of effective work habits including the value of hard work, punctuality, perseverance and the setting of personal goals and targets. Their personal development provides a strong foundation, not only for their senior education but for adult life ahead.

    ISI Report 2016
  • The school recognises pupils’ abilities, provides appropriate challenge and gives support with preparation for external examinations where this is needed.

    ISI Report 2016
In Gaudio Serviamus

May We Serve Joyfully