In family ownership, with family values at the core

The Oak-Tree Group of Schools is owned and run by a family of qualified educationalists who have many years’ experience in the specialist world of teaching and learning. With the eighth and ninth Haggers currently being educated within the Group, the schools really have a family feel to them. The Hagger Family act as Principals.

Group Managing Principal – Mr Matthew Hagger

Matthew Hagger taught languages up to A-Level for several years at three large comprehensive schools in Havering, Romford and Chigwell. He officially joined the family business as Principal in July 2001 and now runs the Oak-Tree Group of Schools in the capacity of Group Managing Principal. Mr Hagger oversees the day-to-day running of the four schools in matters such as staffing, finance, education, maintenance and communication. He can be seen regularly at each school and often meets parents either informally or for regular coffee morning chats.

Principal – Mr Nicholas Hagger

Before acquiring Oaklands School in 1982, Nicholas Hagger spent many years teaching abroad in places such as Baghdad, Tokyo and Tripoli. He wrote for the Times and Guardian newspapers in the 1970s then became Head of English and Senior Teacher at a large comprehensive school in Wandsworth. Mr Hagger is a published poet, philosopher and author with many titles to his name.

Principal – Mrs Ann Hagger

Ann Hagger taught at several primary schools in South London before becoming Oaklands School Headmistress in 1982. She spent 14 years in this position until the acquisition of Normanhurst in 1996, whereupon she used her experience and extensive knowledge to help develop the Group educationally.