Why Oakfield

Oakfield Preparatory School

Why Oakfield

We prepare all our children for the world of opportunity that lies ahead by inspiring them to be the very best that they can be.

There is no magic formula for making a school wonderful; it is a powerful combination of factors that make children want to come and learn every day, that make staff feel confident and empowered to teach in the most innovative and inspiring way, and make us all live out the values of tolerance, respect and understanding.

Oakfield at its heart is a caring community. We are immensely proud of our diversity of ethnicity, backgrounds and experiences. This diversity is a key attribute of our school and reflective of London and  society as a whole. The children gain immensely from interacting with those who may be different from themselves, but are united in their desire to learn and develop here at Oakfield. 

We create an atmosphere in which pupils are valued and actively encouraged to progress both academically and socially. We look to engender a strong sense of values and characteristics which will benefit the children both inside the classroom and out in the wider world. After all, each child's journey will be different but by inculcating them with the right skills and values they will be best-placed to succeed in everything that life has to offer.

 

We believe in open minds and clear values.

 

 

At Oakfield, our teachers are our most valuable asset. They understand that children need to be nurtured and supported in every way then can. This extends from teaching in the classroom to exciting talks from external speakers, to amazing school trips to really bring their learning to life.

There are countless opportunities for pupils to take part in sport, music, drama, art and technology with specialist teaching and ample ways for the children to develop and showcase their talent throughout the school year. When you add in the excellent extra-curricular and co-curricular activities you can see that Oakfield has a truly outstanding offering.

We are hugely proud of our 130 year history in Dulwich with members of our community, both past and present, bearing witness to the ideals that we hold dear at Oakfield. We prepare all our children for the world of opportunity that lies ahead by inspiring them to be the very best that they can be.