OPEN DAYS & NEWS - OAKFIELD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Open Days

Open Mornings

Tuesday 14th November, 9.15am-11.00am

Tuesday 6th February, 9.15am-11.00am

Observation Days 

Friday 8th December (4+)

Friday 12th January (7+)

Friday 19th January (3+)

First week of March (2+)

 

 

SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS REQUIRE YOU TO BOOK A PLACE AT AN OPEN DAY. PLEASE CHECK SCHOOL WEBSITES FOR DETAILS.

NEW PRINCIPAL AT OAKFIELD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Mr Patrick Gush has been appointed Principal of Oakfield Preparatory School, effective September 2017.  Patrick has had a long and distinguished career in independent Prep School education, and is currently Head of Beechwood Sacred Heart School in Tunbridge Wells. Prior to that, he was Deputy Head Master at Bickley Park Prep School in Bromley.

Patrick joins the school at an exciting time in its history, under Jane Stevens, the school has gone from strength to strength, including its recent inclusion in the Good Schools’ Guide.

Oakfield is very much looking forward to Patrick joining the team.

Oakfield Preparatory School: A World of Opportunity

It is an absolute joy to lead the Oakfield team as the new Headmaster and I have been made to feel so welcome that September 1st feels light-years behind me. I am in the discovery-days currently: understanding the culture and getting to know everyone connected with the school: it is a process that is essential, exciting and rewarding in equal measure. With the polish barely dry on my shoes, I therefore felt a little uneasy attending the IAPS conference - so early in the new term.  However, the timing and experiences could not have been better – gaining insights from leaders of education, industry, finance and Psychology.   

The Conference theme: Leading Inspirational and Aspirational Schools, is a theme that resonates sharply with our focus and ambition at Oakfield. The pupils and the teachers inspire me daily with their commitment and their effort and I have no doubt of the community’s aspirational credentials. We want every child and every member of staff to be the best that they can be.

 

It is clear that Oakfield’s vision is sound as we look to a future where potential careers for our pupils have not yet been invented or thought of. As I reflect on the essential skills for people working in the machine age, as technology marches on, it’s exciting to realise that Oakfield is already ahead of the curve as the attitudes, skills and qualities that we value and develop in school will be the ones in greatest demand. Critical thinking, empathy, care and the resilience to go the extra mile in the pursuit of challenge will carry our Oakfield children a long way and prepare them for what the future holds in store. Mark Rhodes (Rhodes2Success) reinforced the need to focus on life with a positive mind-set and to channel that energy in order to manifest the desired outcomes. His simple, effective and inspiring message reinforced my belief and Oakfield’s direction in the power of a growth mind-set, school-wide philosophy.

It is great to see that we are on track, building a fabulous school and heading in the same direction together.  

Patrick Gush, Headmaster.

Vivacious Sir Linkalot valiantly visits Oakfield

On the 19th of October Oakfield Preparatory School hosted the energetic and memorable Sir Linkalot (aka Andy Salmon from 'Think a link'). Each class from years 1 to 6 had a session where they learnt fun and creative ways to remember a vast range of words, events and ideas.

From the capital of Pakistan to the spelling of tricky words, Sir Linkalot has a trick for everything. Many laughed and others gasped as they discovered that they could achieve things that they has previously struggled with. Andy is an extremely passionate and enthusiastic man who does not let a moment go by without referring to one of his clever methods for remembering.   

He will be returning to Oakfield to work with teachers and parents on the 6th of October. 

Oakfield Sport - Under 9 U.K. Number 1 Fencer

Amani recently competed in the Welsh round of the National Fencing (Leon Paul) Junior Series. Despite the long journey and gruelling rounds, he won the competition with an amazing 10-1 victory in the final!

We are all very proud of his attitude, commitment and endeavour.

Oakfield Preparatory School hosts 3rd Head to Head event

On Tuesday 15th November Oakfield will be hosting its third Head to Head event. The format of the evening is a question and answer session plus a chance for the Heads of our prestigious neighbouring Senior Schools to introduce a brief flavour of their school and to answer questions set by our parents.  The event has been extremely popular with our parents and enjoyable for Heads too! If you have a child in Year 3-6 you are welcome to join our parents in the Prep School at 7pm on Tuesday 15th November. Senior school Heads in attendance will be:

Alleyn’s                        Croydon High              Bromley High             

Sydenham High             Dulwich College           Trinity 

JAGS                            St Dunstan’s               Colfe’s

Woldingham                  Whitgift                      Royal Russell

Open Days

Open Mornings

Tuesday 14th November, 9.15am-11.00am

Tuesday 6th February, 9.15am-11.00am

Observation Days 

Friday 8th December (4+)

Friday 12th January (7+)

Friday 19th January (3+)

First week of March (2+)

 

 

SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS REQUIRE YOU TO BOOK A PLACE AT AN OPEN DAY. PLEASE CHECK SCHOOL WEBSITES FOR DETAILS.

Oakfield Sport - Under 9 U.K. Number 1 Fencer

Amani recently competed in the Welsh round of the National Fencing (Leon Paul) Junior Series. Despite the long journey and gruelling rounds, he won the competition with an amazing 10-1 victory in the final!

We are all very proud of his attitude, commitment and endeavour.

Vivacious Sir Linkalot valiantly visits Oakfield

On the 19th of October Oakfield Preparatory School hosted the energetic and memorable Sir Linkalot (aka Andy Salmon from 'Think a link'). Each class from years 1 to 6 had a session where they learnt fun and creative ways to remember a vast range of words, events and ideas.

From the capital of Pakistan to the spelling of tricky words, Sir Linkalot has a trick for everything. Many laughed and others gasped as they discovered that they could achieve things that they has previously struggled with. Andy is an extremely passionate and enthusiastic man who does not let a moment go by without referring to one of his clever methods for remembering.   

He will be returning to Oakfield to work with teachers and parents on the 6th of October. 

Oakfield Preparatory School: A World of Opportunity

It is an absolute joy to lead the Oakfield team as the new Headmaster and I have been made to feel so welcome that September 1st feels light-years behind me. I am in the discovery-days currently: understanding the culture and getting to know everyone connected with the school: it is a process that is essential, exciting and rewarding in equal measure. With the polish barely dry on my shoes, I therefore felt a little uneasy attending the IAPS conference - so early in the new term.  However, the timing and experiences could not have been better – gaining insights from leaders of education, industry, finance and Psychology.   

The Conference theme: Leading Inspirational and Aspirational Schools, is a theme that resonates sharply with our focus and ambition at Oakfield. The pupils and the teachers inspire me daily with their commitment and their effort and I have no doubt of the community’s aspirational credentials. We want every child and every member of staff to be the best that they can be.

 

It is clear that Oakfield’s vision is sound as we look to a future where potential careers for our pupils have not yet been invented or thought of. As I reflect on the essential skills for people working in the machine age, as technology marches on, it’s exciting to realise that Oakfield is already ahead of the curve as the attitudes, skills and qualities that we value and develop in school will be the ones in greatest demand. Critical thinking, empathy, care and the resilience to go the extra mile in the pursuit of challenge will carry our Oakfield children a long way and prepare them for what the future holds in store. Mark Rhodes (Rhodes2Success) reinforced the need to focus on life with a positive mind-set and to channel that energy in order to manifest the desired outcomes. His simple, effective and inspiring message reinforced my belief and Oakfield’s direction in the power of a growth mind-set, school-wide philosophy.

It is great to see that we are on track, building a fabulous school and heading in the same direction together.  

Patrick Gush, Headmaster.

NEW PRINCIPAL AT OAKFIELD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Mr Patrick Gush has been appointed Principal of Oakfield Preparatory School, effective September 2017.  Patrick has had a long and distinguished career in independent Prep School education, and is currently Head of Beechwood Sacred Heart School in Tunbridge Wells. Prior to that, he was Deputy Head Master at Bickley Park Prep School in Bromley.

Patrick joins the school at an exciting time in its history, under Jane Stevens, the school has gone from strength to strength, including its recent inclusion in the Good Schools’ Guide.

Oakfield is very much looking forward to Patrick joining the team.

Oakfield Preparatory School hosts 3rd Head to Head event

On Tuesday 15th November Oakfield will be hosting its third Head to Head event. The format of the evening is a question and answer session plus a chance for the Heads of our prestigious neighbouring Senior Schools to introduce a brief flavour of their school and to answer questions set by our parents.  The event has been extremely popular with our parents and enjoyable for Heads too! If you have a child in Year 3-6 you are welcome to join our parents in the Prep School at 7pm on Tuesday 15th November. Senior school Heads in attendance will be:

Alleyn’s                        Croydon High              Bromley High             

Sydenham High             Dulwich College           Trinity 

JAGS                            St Dunstan’s               Colfe’s

Woldingham                  Whitgift                      Royal Russell

Open Days

Open Mornings

Tuesday 14th November, 9.15am-11.00am

Tuesday 6th February, 9.15am-11.00am

Observation Days 

Friday 8th December (4+)

Friday 12th January (7+)

Friday 19th January (3+)

First week of March (2+)

 

 

SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS REQUIRE YOU TO BOOK A PLACE AT AN OPEN DAY. PLEASE CHECK SCHOOL WEBSITES FOR DETAILS.

Oakfield Preparatory School: A World of Opportunity

It is an absolute joy to lead the Oakfield team as the new Headmaster and I have been made to feel so welcome that September 1st feels light-years behind me. I am in the discovery-days currently: understanding the culture and getting to know everyone connected with the school: it is a process that is essential, exciting and rewarding in equal measure. With the polish barely dry on my shoes, I therefore felt a little uneasy attending the IAPS conference - so early in the new term.  However, the timing and experiences could not have been better – gaining insights from leaders of education, industry, finance and Psychology.   

The Conference theme: Leading Inspirational and Aspirational Schools, is a theme that resonates sharply with our focus and ambition at Oakfield. The pupils and the teachers inspire me daily with their commitment and their effort and I have no doubt of the community’s aspirational credentials. We want every child and every member of staff to be the best that they can be.

 

It is clear that Oakfield’s vision is sound as we look to a future where potential careers for our pupils have not yet been invented or thought of. As I reflect on the essential skills for people working in the machine age, as technology marches on, it’s exciting to realise that Oakfield is already ahead of the curve as the attitudes, skills and qualities that we value and develop in school will be the ones in greatest demand. Critical thinking, empathy, care and the resilience to go the extra mile in the pursuit of challenge will carry our Oakfield children a long way and prepare them for what the future holds in store. Mark Rhodes (Rhodes2Success) reinforced the need to focus on life with a positive mind-set and to channel that energy in order to manifest the desired outcomes. His simple, effective and inspiring message reinforced my belief and Oakfield’s direction in the power of a growth mind-set, school-wide philosophy.

It is great to see that we are on track, building a fabulous school and heading in the same direction together.  

Patrick Gush, Headmaster.

Oakfield Sport - Under 9 U.K. Number 1 Fencer

Amani recently competed in the Welsh round of the National Fencing (Leon Paul) Junior Series. Despite the long journey and gruelling rounds, he won the competition with an amazing 10-1 victory in the final!

We are all very proud of his attitude, commitment and endeavour.

NEW PRINCIPAL AT OAKFIELD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Mr Patrick Gush has been appointed Principal of Oakfield Preparatory School, effective September 2017.  Patrick has had a long and distinguished career in independent Prep School education, and is currently Head of Beechwood Sacred Heart School in Tunbridge Wells. Prior to that, he was Deputy Head Master at Bickley Park Prep School in Bromley.

Patrick joins the school at an exciting time in its history, under Jane Stevens, the school has gone from strength to strength, including its recent inclusion in the Good Schools’ Guide.

Oakfield is very much looking forward to Patrick joining the team.

Vivacious Sir Linkalot valiantly visits Oakfield

On the 19th of October Oakfield Preparatory School hosted the energetic and memorable Sir Linkalot (aka Andy Salmon from 'Think a link'). Each class from years 1 to 6 had a session where they learnt fun and creative ways to remember a vast range of words, events and ideas.

From the capital of Pakistan to the spelling of tricky words, Sir Linkalot has a trick for everything. Many laughed and others gasped as they discovered that they could achieve things that they has previously struggled with. Andy is an extremely passionate and enthusiastic man who does not let a moment go by without referring to one of his clever methods for remembering.   

He will be returning to Oakfield to work with teachers and parents on the 6th of October. 

Oakfield Preparatory School hosts 3rd Head to Head event

On Tuesday 15th November Oakfield will be hosting its third Head to Head event. The format of the evening is a question and answer session plus a chance for the Heads of our prestigious neighbouring Senior Schools to introduce a brief flavour of their school and to answer questions set by our parents.  The event has been extremely popular with our parents and enjoyable for Heads too! If you have a child in Year 3-6 you are welcome to join our parents in the Prep School at 7pm on Tuesday 15th November. Senior school Heads in attendance will be:

Alleyn’s                        Croydon High              Bromley High             

Sydenham High             Dulwich College           Trinity 

JAGS                            St Dunstan’s               Colfe’s

Woldingham                  Whitgift                      Royal Russell

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