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Easing Those Back to School Jitters

As September rolls around again many children will be looking forward to returning to school, excited to see their friends again and learn lots of new things. But, understandably, after not being at school for a while some children may feel a bit nervous about going back – from having…

How to Combat Results Day Stress

August can often be a stressful time of year for those eagerly awaiting exam results, with anxiety building the closer the big day looms. Just remember, it is natural to have a few butterflies, but you don’t want stress or nerves to be overwhelming, and there are a few thing…

Why Go Private? Choosing a School for your Child

With independent school pupils three times more likely to achieve the top grades at A-level than state school pupils it’s not surprising that, despite the current economic climate, many families opt to send their children to independent schools. It’s not purely for academic reasons that parents choose to turn away…

Benefits of a Co-education in a School

Co-education was first introduced in the 1830’s when it was decided that boys and girls would benefit from learning alongside one another in an educational setting. Since then co-ed has grown in popularity and now makes up 80% of secondary schools in the UK. There are many benefits of co-education,…

Social Media for Schools

Why we use social media In today’s world, social media is everywhere, and is used for a lot more than chatting with friends and sharing the odd picture or two. Schools all over the world have found it to be a really engaging way of celebrating what is going on…

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:…