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The Oaks Primary School

General Details

At The Oaks we place learning at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. We embrace the philosophy that ‘every teacher is a teacher of children with SEN’ (SEN CoP, 2014). We are striving for excellence.

The Oaks is a larger than average school with more boys than girls. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and for whom the school receives additional income (the pupil premium) is more than twice the national average. Most pupils are White British. There are fewer pupils from minority ethnic groups than in most schools of this size. The percentage of pupils who are supported at SEN support is broadly average. The proportion supported with a statement of special educational needs/EHCP is broadly average.

It also has a maintained nursery school catering for children from 3 years. The school is offering 30-hours early education provision.

We offer breakfast and after school provision for working parents of children attending the school. Further details are available on the school's website: http://www.theoaksprimary.co.uk/after-school-club/

Who to contact

Mr Jeremy Pentreath and Mr Philip Palmer
Head Teachers
01473 684994
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The Oaks Primary School
Aster Road

Additional contact

Additional Website
Suffolk County Council website

Where to go

Aster Road
Area served

Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11)
School Transport assistance
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The Oaks Primary School provides a Nursery for children of 3 years. 30 hour provision is also provided.

School Type
School Status
Academy Sponsor/Trust
Asset Education
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DfE Number
Chair of Governors
Mrs Eddie Casey
Last Updated

Nursery provision

30 Hours Extended Entitlements

Registered to provide 30 Hours?


Other information
Please contact the school office for information on current vacancies. Children can join Nursery from the age of 3. If you have not registered your child, please email or telephone the school for an application form.

Other Details

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

This page forms The Oaks’ contribution to the Local Offer for Suffolk.

 School name
The Oaks Primary School
Type of school
Primary. We offer targeted support for all areas of the curriculum and all special educational needs. We have extensive provision to support speech and language, behaviour, nurture, English and Maths.
We are fully wheelchair accessible.
Core offer
Dancing Bears and Bearing Away interventions are in place consistently across the school. We offer bespoke intervention for all children working significantly below age related expectations.
SEN, Safeguarding, Behaviour and Equality & Diversity policies are available on request or through our website.
We are familiar with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010.
Range of provision
Areas of strength
Speech and language provision – we work with external agencies to provide targeted support.
Specialist facilities/equipment to support SEND
Disabled toilet, writing slopes, overlays and pencil grips
Input from therapists/advisory teachers/other specialist support services
We have a speech and language therapist and a number of Elklan trained staff.
We employ 2 pupil and family support workers who offer advice and help on a range of issues.
We have access to educational psychologists and a range of specialist teachers via Suffolk County Council.
We offer both a breakfast club and after school club. Breakfast is provided free to those children who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
Lessons are as inclusive as possible, with adjustments made depending on need. Children with disabilities are included on all school visits and residentials.
Parent support/liaison
Children with SEND and their families work closely with the SEND teacher, Pupil and Family Support team and outside agencies. All children with SEND are monitored closely by their class teacher and the SENDCo on an ongoing basis. HCPs are working documents and are shared with parents and home/school contact books are in place.
We hold parents’ evenings in the Autumn and Summer Terms, and provide a written report at the beginning of the Summer Term.
Parents are invited into school regularly for a range of events.
Other information
A range of reading interventions including: Bearing Away, Dancing Bears, reading for meaning, the cloze line and other bespoke interventions. We also run precision teaching 1:1 interventions, small group phonics sessions and small group tuition. To support those with social, emotional and mental health needs we have art therapy, counselling sessions, nurture group and CISS (County Inclusive Support Service). We also run a number of bespoke interventions for Maths and English based on specific needs of the children at The Oaks. Our speech and language provision includes qualified therapists and ELKLAN trained LSAs.
Completed by
Philip Palmer and Jeremy Pentreath (Headteachers)
Megan Garrod (SENCO)
Date completed
November 2018


Linked team for Statutory Assessment and EHCPs: 

Ipswich South and West Family Services (email: SENDSS@suffolk.gov.uk)


Mr K Hunter
01473 684994
The Oaks SEND information report
The Oaks SEND policy
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Health conditions
Learning difficulties
Mental health conditions
Physical disabilities
Sensory impairments

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