Open Evening 2021
On Thursday 7th October, it was with great pleasure that we welcomed prospective Oaks Park students and their families into our school once again to experience our school in person. The evening was a huge success with a high number of visitors attending the evening and getting to see first-hand a fantastic representation of what makes our school so special.
The two headteacher welcome speeches in the main hall were very well received, especially when our head students interviewed four of our lower school students on their perspective of our transition process. All students involved spoke with great passion and really gave prospective parents an insight into the extensive transition programme we have in place at Oaks Park.
Staff and students made a tremendous effort to showcase their departments. There were lots of fun, engaging activities for all to be part of. The English Department showcased the journey of a student's curriculum at Oaks Park High School through each key stage in their Open Evening activities last night. Some of our wonderful Year 7 students performed as Witches from 'Macbeth', Caliban from 'The Tempest' and helped out with the evening's activities. We also had some students from 8Y performing their poems to an eager audience. In the Science department guests had hands-on experiences dissecting a sheep's heart. In the Computer department the children were able to program and work with robots. In food technology, guests made pizzas to take home. In the Music and Drama departments guests were subjected to performances by our amazing GCSE and BTEC students.
Guests were highly complimentary of our student-led tours. They really enjoyed listening to our students’ experiences and being able to speak to our passionate and dedicated staff in person. Feedback from prospective students and parents was overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to them joining us in September!