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Still Looking for a Kindergarten, Reception or School Place for September 2021? Oak-Tree Schools Talk Going Private

Thousands of local families have recently found out, or are still anxiously waiting to hear, whether their child has got a place at their state school of choice. Admissions days are anxious times for parents as they find out which local schools their children have been allocated to and, sadly,…

The Benefits of a Virtual Open Event

It seems like at the moment the world has gone virtual, and schools are no exception. Due to the current situation that we find ourselves in, schools are having to find alternative methods to give potential parents an insight into school life. The result: virtual open events. Of course, nothing…

Why Small Class Sizes Work So Well

We talk smaller class sizes with the Heads at the Oak-Tree Group Having seen a clear surge of registrations for the recent virtual open events and 11+ exams, The Oak-Tree Group of Schools believe their smaller class sizes have played a contributing factor in their current popularity. The Oak-Tree Group:…

The Show Must Go On

The Oak-Tree Schools kept the magic of Christmas alive this year, despite the impact of Coronovirus and the restrictions in place. Christmas nativities and Carol Concerts are a staple in the Oak-Tree Schools’ calendars, and this year the Group were determined that ‘the show must go on’, even if it…

Benefits Of Outdoor Learning

In an age where technology is entwined in everyday life from a young age and children are spending less time playing outside, outdoor learning is becoming increasingly important. When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they frequently recall the joys of playing outdoors and with opportunities…

The Relationship Between Technology And Learning

Technology has heavily impacted almost every aspect of our lives, and education is no exception. Using technology in the classroom has many benefits, here are just some of them: Improves student engagement Technology makes learning more interactive and collaborative, which can help students better engage with course material. Rather than memorising…

Ways To Help Your Child Stay Organised

From an early age children are expected to be organised, from handing in homework to remembering an instrument for band practice. But organisation is a skill that children need to learn, it is something that requires memory and focus and learning to prioritise. Here are some tips on how to…