Please note The Oaks are not participating in non uniform day on Friday 15th March. Pupils must wear school uniform as normal. Thanks for your support with this.

FOTOS Pie, Pea & Bingo

Pie, pea and bingo night April 2019

Independent living competition

Some of the Sixth Form entered an ironing competition at Durham New College. They all did really well and demonstrated excellent skills and knowledge.

TESCO Collections

Dear parents and carers

The Oaks have secured a collection at Tesco stores in Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe and Darlington main stores.  If you shop there please get a token and pop it in the collection marked ‘The Oaks’ – Go Read Bus!

many thanks

Social communication group

The Friday afternoon communication group have worked really hard to design and make board games with the theme of being a good communicator.  They finally had the opportunity to try them today.



World Book Day

The school celebrated World Book Day today by having a big “bookie brekkie”. Students shared breakfast and and a story.

Pancake Day

This afternoon pupils in 7D have been learning why people used to make pancakes before Lent began. We then tried our hand at making some, although no one was brave enough to try and toss their pancake!


Science Club

On Friday WO2 Metcalfe of the Royal Army Medical Corps visited science club to teach the class some medical techniques and discuss careers in medicine in the Armed Forces.

We had a go at  tracheal intubation and discussed how important it is to maintain an airway on a casualty.

We learned how to stop bleeding.

We also tried CPR, we found it exhausting!

Thank you ASDA

The Oaks School were delighted to win the ASDA green token scheme, Donna Allison from ASDA Spennymoor came to present a cheque for £500.00 toward books for the ‘Go Read Bus’.  Pictured are Donna Allison community liaison , Sara Swales coordinator of English, literacy and communications and one of our students outside of the bus.

FOTOS Coffee mornings

Coffee morning March 19