Oakleigh House


Name Oakleigh House
Estyn Inspection Rating 1
Address 38 Penlan Crescent, SA2 0RL
Type Independent mainstream school
Gender Unknown
Number of Pupils Unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher Unknown
Local Authority Unknown
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Oakleigh House School is an independent primary school for boys and girls aged two and a half to eleven years. It is situated in the Uplands area of the city of Swansea. The school was founded in 1919 and since 2007 it has been owned by Cognita, a worldwide group of independent schools. Over the last three years, the pupil roll has increased by about 40%. Currently, there are 218 pupils on roll, 68 of whom are in the nursery and reception classes. There is little difference in the total number of boys and girls although this varies in year groups across the school. Most pupils live in the Swansea area and a few travel from surrounding rural areas including from Carmarthen. About 30% of pupils are from minority-ethnic backgrounds. Almost all pupils speak English as their first language and a very few pupils speak English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as their first language. The school offers additional learning support to about 11% of pupils. Seven pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Estyn last inspected the school in June 2011. The current headteacher has been in post since 2001. The school aims that it £encourages children to be the best they can be through challenge, differentiation and support in a safe and nurturing environment£. Appendix 1: Summary table of inspection areas Standards Excellent Wellbeing and attitudes to learning Excellent Teaching and learning experiences Good Care, support and guidance Excellent Leadership and management Excellent Estyn evaluates a provider’s effectiveness using a four-point judgement scale: Excellent Strong, sustained performance and practice Good Strong features, although minor aspects may require improvement Adequate, needs improvement Strengths outweigh weaknesses, but important aspects require improvement Unsatisfactory, needs urgent improvement Important weaknesses outweigh strengths Copies of the report Copies of this report are available from the school and from the Estyn website (www.estyn.gov.wales) Under the Independent School Standards (Wales) Regulations 2003, the school must provide copies of the report to all parents of the school. Where a pupil is subject to placement by a local authority, a copy of the report should be sent by the school to each relevant authority. We used this inspection to pilot developments to the common inspection framework, the inspection process and the inspection report format. We will review these arrangements and make any changes required before introducing them nationally in September 2017. The report was produced in accordance with section 163 of the Education Act 2002. The main purpose of inspection under this section is to report on compliance with the Independent Schools Standards Regulations 2003. In schools that provide non-maintained nursery education, this report also satisfies the requirements of Schedule 26 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. Every possible care has been taken to ensure that the information in this document is accurate at the time of going to press. Any enquiries or comments regarding this document/publication should be addressed to: Publication Section Estyn Anchor Court, Keen Road Cardiff CF24 5JW or by email to [email protected] This and other Estyn publications are available on our website: www.estyn.gov.wales £ Crown Copyright 2017: This report may be re-used free of charge in any format or medium provided that it is re-used accurately and not used in a misleading context. The material must be acknowledged as Crown copyright and the title of the report specified. Publication date: 05/06/2017