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Student Achievement First
It’s simple and is at the heart of everything we do in school.
Our mission is “Outstanding progress and achievement for all.”

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Welcome To Oakbank School

Oakbank School is a Foundation co-educational comprehensive school catering for students aged 11 to 19. It has approximately 1650 students, of whom 200 are in our sixth form.  We take in 300 pupils a year. Foundation status means that we are a local authority maintained school but we are our own employers, run our own admissions policy, own our own land.

Admissions at age 11 September 2015

To apply for a place at Oakbank School in Year 7, you will need to complete the common application form, copies of which are available from your child’s primary school.  These need to be returned to your child’s primary school or to The Admissions Team, Future House, Bolling Road, Bradford BD4 7EB.

Extra Curricular Clubs & Revision Sessions for 2015
Our full program of extra-curricular activities and revision sessions has been published and is available to view here.
Uniform Reminder
Please can all students be aware of our school uniform policy.

You are required to wear plain black formal loose fitting trousers/skirts of conventional material and school style:
not chinos
not jeggings
not ‘skinny fit’ trousers or skirts
not tracksuit bottoms
not shellsuits
not denim
not ski-pant or leggings
not combat trousers.

Plain Black shoes including the soles- no reflective stripes, no trainers, no ankle boots and no long boots.

The full policy is available here http://www.oakbank.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=84
New School
Work is due to start next year on our new ‘super block’ school; tenders are in at the moment with three contractors and will be awarded in October. The state-of-the-art facilities will be constructed on the site of the existing school in Oakworth Road.
Year 8 Graduation

220 students donned their caps and gowns to graduate in style at Oakbank School, the ceremonies took place on Thursday 10th July in the afternoon and evening. There was a fantastic show of support by family, friends and Oakbank Governors and staff who were all keen to share their special moment.

Year 11 Prom 2014

The year 11 Prom was on Friday 27th June and Year 11 went out with a BANG!  Students arrived in vintage cars, VW Camper vans and even a trike! The Year 11 lads arrived suited and booted looking AMAZING. The girls all looked gorgeous with stunning dresses, glittery nails and beautiful smiles on.  The evening saw 200 students literally bouncing on the dance floor, so much so that the tables had to moved back to make the dance floor bigger!

Year 11 Leavers Assembly - Friday 26th June 2014
Students arrived from 8am to get their shirts signed by staff and students and the tears started there! By 8.30am, with the assembly hall doors open, 280 students chatted, cried and hugged each other in readiness for an hour of fun and celebration.
Changes to Oakbank Attendance Policy

Please read the attached letter about changes to our Holidays in Term Time policy, that take effect from September 2014.  
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What's Happening At Oakbank?

School Status

Oakbank School is currently open as normal. We will close at 2.40 pm on Friday 24 October 2014 for the half-term holiday, re-opening on Monday 3 November 2014.

Click here for the latest
Ofsted report from
March 2013





There are no vacancies at the moment.



Meet The Staff

David Maxwell - Headteacher
Mr David Maxwell
Head Teacher
Miss Sarah Phillips
Deputy Head Teacher 
Mr Andrew Thelwell
Deputy Head Teacher

Meet the Governors

Jan Firth
Mrs Jan Firth
Chair of Governors


Extra Curricular & Revision Timetables



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