We are not linked to any particular religion and Oakley School is committed to an inclusive ethos based on respect for, and celebration of, ethnic diversity. We strive to prepare all pupils for living in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society, and aim to promote race equality in all dimensions of the school's life and community. The school and its curriculum build on, and complement moral values and attitudes being developed at home. We, of course, recognise that parents or adults who care for the pupils we teach undertake the primary role in developing pupils’ values and attitudes. Oakley School aims to work in partnership with them, to help develop young people personally and emotionally for adult life. We want to ensure they make the most of their ability and are able to make a positive contribution as active citizens in an ever changing world.
From time to time the school may ask for voluntary contributions towards the cost of residential trips, educational visits, outings and after school activities, which are already generally subsidised from voluntary contributions and donations. Our charging policy is to use the school’s voluntary fund to ensure equality of opportunity, in that no child will be excluded from school activities on the grounds of inability to pay or make a contribution.