We have an active School Council which consists of a group of students who have been elected by their classes to represent the views of the pupils and come up with ideas to improve our school.
Oakley was awarded the highly prestigious green flag award in 2013 in recognition of its commitment to the underlying principles of the Eco Schools award. These are -
This commitment is shared by students, staff and parents and underpins what we do in school. It is reflected in the nature of the school curriculum, especially in science, PE and outdoor learning. However it is also displayed through our extra-curricular activities for example in the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Gambia partnership. Members of the school’s Eco Committee are drawn from every class and meet regularly to plan activities that further develop Oakley’s sustainable profile. This year these have included participating in the RSPBs Big School’s Birdwatch, organising a Fairtrade assembly and breakfast and encouraging all those associated with the school to participate in Oakley School’s Leave the Car at Home week.