At Oaklands we pride ourselves in being part of the community:
Being Part of the Team
We are very proud to have been adopted by Yeovil Town Football Club as part of their programme of building links across the community. The programme builds upon their previous work across Somerset and Dorset to deliver fun, safe and enjoyable activities for all people of all ages, abilities and social backgrounds by using the power of sport as well as the profile of Yeovil Town FC to have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Singing and celebrations
We enjoy walking the short distance to our local church and celebrating Christmas and Easter together. Reverend Ruth is always a very welcome visitor and we enjoy the assemblies that she holds with us.
Furthermore, our very talented choir also enjoys spreading seasonal cheer to several of ourr local residential/nursing homes, including, The Knoll, Tyndale House and Grovelands.
Supporting Smooth Transitions
We work closely with our secondary colleagues and are always keen to support smooth transitions. We encourage this by ensuring that we attend as many of their musical and theatrical performances as possible – we particularly enjoyed the outstanding production of Les Miserables!
During each term in Year 5, some of our children visit Westfield Academy to work with some of the Year 7 children. The children work on team building and leadership skills and together they have great fun completing a range of activities, including playing basketball and making pizzas to name but a few. In addition, we support the performing arts department by attending and hosting their concerts and dance shows.
We also work closely with our colleagues at the local specialist schools, ensuring that we find the right educational path for our children.
Throughout each year our experienced teachers work closely with the Yeovil Area Teacher Training Alliance to provide the excellent school-led initial teacher training programme, School Direct. This programme allows student teachers to be placed within schools for a full training year so that they can train and teach at the same time, providing them with invaluable hands-on training.
Working with Local Businesses
As part of their science curriculum, Year 6 collaborate with Nuffield Health gym. They also work with Leonardo Helicopters who support them with their learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Yeovil Town Council
We support our Town Council by working with local artists to create fantastic lanterns to be celebrated at the annual Lantern Parade.
Raising Awareness of Internet Safety in the Community
Our E-Safety committee promote being safe on the internet by going into town and compiling ‘Staying Safe on the Internet’ questionnaires with members of the public.
Supporting Local Charities
Our School Council support local charities, by helping to raise awareness and much needed funds for Yeovil District Hospital and School-in-a-bag.