Welcome to Oak Tree Primary School
Welcome to our School website.
OAK TREE PRIMARY IS A GOOD SCHOOL.
"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding"
"Pupils and parents agree that tolerance and acceptance of difference characterise the school"
"The teaching of mathematics is a strength of the school's work......Pupils'writing skills are also a strength" (OFSTED 2019)
Dear Prospective Parents,
Welcome to our website, do have a look at our blogs and galleries to get a feel for our school. Have a look at our 2018 results as well; we are very proud of them. Also have a look at our OFSTED inspection report from February 2019 which recognises so many of the strengths of our Good School.
However, you only really get a feel for a school when you have visited and met the staff and seen the children in their class rooms. Please come along and take the opportunity to tour the school, speak to senior leaders, see the children in the class rooms and ask any questions you may have. We will be publishing Open Morning Dates for the Autumn Term very soon. In the mean time have a browse through our website.
I look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Important information for new visitors:
- Parents can download the free School Spider app available on Android and iOS to receive notifications
- Our Twitter handle is @OakTreeCheadle - follow us to see what exciting things are happening in school!
Click on the links below for our class blogs where you can see a range of exciting learning that we do each week:
Message from the Headteacher:
Welcome to our website and our school,
I am really proud to welcome you to Oak Tree Primary School and our website which I hope will give you a flavour of our school and what is really important to us.
Oak Tree Primary School opened in September 2015 in a brand new building, formed by the amalgamation of two good schools; Orrishmere Primary School and Queens Road Primary School. We have built on the strengths of both previous schools as well as developing our own “Oak Tree” ethos, culture and values which can be seen on our Values and Vision tree displayed in each class room.
We are committed to ensuring that Oak Tree Primary, though a large school, maintains the special warmth and very positive outlook that is so important to us. We believe that positive relationships are the bedrock of a successful learning environment for our children, who must feel happy, safe and secure to truly achieve their potential, both academically and socially. Our aim is to be a school which challenges, excites and encourages our children to be the very best that they can be. We believe that our relationship with parents is key to our children achieving their best and this is why we have set up a Parent Link Group, have numerous parent volunteers, host parent information evenings and invite current as well as prospective parents to attend tours of the school during the school day. We believe that “positive parent participation” in school is invaluable to children’s progress and happiness in school.
At Oak Tree, we have a vibrant and hardworking parent teacher association called ROOTS (Representatives Of Oak Tree School) which has arranged many events for both children and parents to enjoy whilst also raising money for the school. It was a combination of ROOTS funding and school budget which allowed us to purchase our new adventure playground which was opened at the beginning of 2018.
Our OFSTED inspection in October 2016 recognised the work that had been done in terms of the amalgamation but also highlighted the areas where we needed to improve; the judgement of Requires Improvement was a shock for our whole school community. However, since the OFSTED visit we have been working exceptionally hard to address the areas highlighted by the inspection report and have made significant progress. Over the last few years, we have carried out reviews of governance and the use of Pupil Premium funds, both of which resulted in very complimentary reports recognising the work done and progress made. Through the development of a number of curriculum policies, we have also seen a substantial rise in standards throughout the school as can be seen in our 2017 end of year results.
These improvements have been externally verified in a number of ways, but most importantly by an HMI monitoring visit in November 2017. The extract below from the letter received from the HMI recognises the significant improvements made (the full letter is available to read at the bottom of this page).
Your relentless focus on teaching, learning and assessment is paying off. Across the school, work in lessons, pupils’ books and pupil performance information all show that pupils are making stronger progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Lessons are now more challenging. Expectations are high and your checks on pupils’ progress allow staff to drill down from year group and class information to individual pupils’ needs.
As we have stated on the banners outside the school, Oak Tree is going from strength to strength; with a strong team of committed staff, governors and leaders, we feel very excited and positive about the future of this great school.
Finally, I would like to say that both the staff and senior leaders of the school are totally committed to providing the children of Oak Tree with the very best education possible within an inclusive and supportive environment.
I hope that you find our website useful.
Mrs Christine Slater