Broad, interesting and relevant curriculum
Opportunities beyond the classroom help build self-esteem
Extraordinary positive outcomes available for every pupil
We are a specialist school catering for children and young people with a wide range of learning needs.
The school offers opportunities for our pupils to achieve qualifications across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects.
An on-site team of professional therapists, with specialist knowledge, training and experience in a range of psychological therapies.
Welcome to Oak Tree School from the Headteacher – Mike Deacy
Oak Tree School has one simple vision – to deliver the best education for every child that attends.
We will work tirelessly to ensure that your child has the very best opportunities to progress in their learning and in their emotional development. We invest in the best resources to enhance the schools learning environment and ensure that staff receive a high level of training so we are more able to help your child succeed in school and in life.
I know from talking to parents and carers that when their child joins us it is often at a point when they feel beaten by the experiences they have had trying to find the right educational placement for their child. Families often feel like they have been torn apart by an education system that does not meet the needs of their child. At Oak Tree we put every child at the forefront of our thinking. We design a personalised educational experience that will re-engage, motivate and excite our children. Our carefully considered nurturing support helps the children to grow in confidence and begin to dream big again. As a result of our interventions the wounds that families have received can begin to heal and everyone can flourish.
We have developed a high level of specialism in working with children with ASC conditions, attachment difficulties and a range of learning difficulties. We have helped the most disaffected and challenging children begin to make outstanding educational and emotional progress. We do not give up on our children and will do everything we can to make education work for them. We are passionate in helping our families and will go the extra mile to ensure that they feel listened to and supported.
When a child joins our school we expect that:
- They will achieve the best results and qualifications. We know that this is different for every child. Many of our children will gain excellent GCSE results. Many will complete vocational qualifications such as BTEC and foundation skills. Many students will attend relevant work placements and gain qualifications and essential experience that will position them better for life after school.
- They will progress outstandingly well across a broad range of subjects including literacy and numeracy.
- They will develop emotional resilience and a better social awareness so they can begin and continue to experience success.
At Oak Tree we know that there is no magic wand that can be waved to make things better for our children and families. Instead we offer hard work, dedication, the best trained professionals, support out of school and in holidays and an assurance that we will do all that we can to ensure the best outcomes for your child.
Please never hesitate to call, email or write should you want to know anymore about our wonderful school.
“He is gaining confidence and doing new activities such as surfing, which I never thought he would do.” Parent
“I’m here because I’m not used to big classes and I still have some behaviour issues. I barely flip out anymore though so they are not as much as they used to be.” Year 7 Pupil
“Certain children don’t thrive in mainstream, they struggle. This setting doesn’t make them feel like a naughty child.” Parent
"I like all the teachers here, it feels like they try and understand where I am coming from.” Year 9 Pupil
“Since he has started coming to Oak Tree, I seem to be able to trust him more with things like going to his Gran’s independently.” Parent
“I like it because it is smaller than mainstream schools, you get to know staff more.” Year 7 Pupil
“He’s like a different child now, happy and smiling.” Parent
We are delighted to let you know that the panel of Jane Black (Head of Learning and Achievement, Cornwall Council) and Dr Caroline Court (Interim Director of Public Health, Cornwall Council) have…
Students at Oak Tree have been given the Hollywood experience in their IT lessons! Using the latest technology they’ve produced media that includes green screen newsroom broadcasts and action packed trailers. Enjoyment…
Jack from Year 11 attends weekly sessions at Cornwall Life Recycle. The concept behind Cornwall Life Recycle is quite simple. People donate bicycles that they no longer need, which the project collects, stores and…
Last week Oak Tree held a coffee morning for Macmillan. Within school they ran a ‘design an invitation’ competition and staff and students brought in cakes. They also helped by baking in…
The children of Oak Tree school have had a very rewarding end of term with lots of activities for them to take part in. They have been surfing, body boarding, kayaking and…
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