At Oakley we believe it is important to place pupils' learning in context and allow them to develop their skills for life, in the wider community. Throughout their time at Oakley, pupils will experience a variety of trips and activities to enrich their learning journey.
Trips in recent years have included: museums, an astrodome, forests, zoos, London theatre productions, galleries and more. Development of life skills is key to our pupils’ success, we visit supermarkets, town centres, cafes, garden centres and use public transport to promote practical living skills in a real environment. Our students take part in sports and leisure activities on a weekly basis, which include; horse riding, rock climbing, cycling, golf, swimming and fitness. As well as trips throughout the year, students take part in a residential trip at the end of Key Stage 3 and 4 to mark the end of a phase in their education.
In addition to school trips and visits, Oakley has a clear view on maximising opportunities to learn outside the classroom whether that’s in the on-site learning lodge, the amphitheatre in the woods or simply extending the lesson into the playground.
Oakley's first Ski Trip
This year some of our Key Stage 4 pupils have been given the opportunity to attend a residential skiing trip in February 2018, staying in the resort of Pila in Italy.
Oakley have been fortunate enough to be invited to join Ifield School, who have successfully been going for a number of years. Ifield School is a district Special School, similar to Oakley based in Gravesend, Kent.
We believe this experience will provide our students with a fantastic social and practical learning opportunity as well as helping them develop core strength and balance.
As this is the pilot year for this trip we will be taking a smaller number of pupils, however we hope to open this up to more pupils next year.
If you require further information please contact Sally Maher (P.E Co-ordinator)