Name Oakfield
Website http://www.oakfield.hull.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 December 2014
Address Hopewell Road, Hull, HU9 4HD
Phone Number 01482854588
Type Special
Age Range 10-16
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 74 (83% boys 17% girls)
Local Authority Kingston upon Hull, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 59.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 41.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Oakfield is a residential special school which caters for pupils with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. The residential provision was inspected separately in June 2014. The report of that inspection can be found at www.ofsted.gov.uk. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is above average. (The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority.) Most pupils start at the school in year 7. However, pupils are admitted to the school at any age, and at any time during the year. Fifty percent of the pupils access the residential provision for varying lengths of time. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The school moved to its new site in January 2013. The school uses the following alternative providers: Ferriby Riding for the Disabled, Home from Home, Ashwell and Hull Football Club. The deputy headteacher was appointed in September 2014.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement is good. Pupils make good progress in both school and vocational subjects. They are prepared well for the next step in their education or training. Pupils make good progress in their personal development. They are able to do this because : they progress well in the development of their emotional and social skills. The quality of teaching is good overall. Occasionally it is outstanding. Teachers have good subject knowledge and behaviour management skills. As a result, pupils apply themselves well to and enjoy their learning. Pupils’ behaviour is good. Pupils are usually polite. They say they feel safe in school and are confident that their needs are clearly understood by all staff. The school is led and managed well by the headteacher. There is now a clear shared vision and high ambition to improve teaching and pursue high standards in all of the school’s work. As a result, the school is continuing to improve rapidly. The governing body makes a significant contribution to leadership. They now hold leaders to account expertly. They question leaders extensively and rigorously as well as providing effective support to the school. They regularly evaluate the performance of the school, including teaching and achievement. They evaluate safeguarding provision stringently. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Standards in writing are not as high as in reading or mathematics. The new middle leaders have not had sufficient time yet to drive improvements in their subjects or areas. Marking does not always provide pupils with precise information about how to improve.