Oakwood School

A mixed comprehensive school educating students aged 11-16 in Horley, Surrey, England.

Location: Balcombe Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 9AE
Headteacher: Mr Simon Potten, BA Hons, NPQH
Number on roll: 903

Mission Statement/ Motto:

Achieving Excellence Together

By this we mean that all members of the school community work together to ensure that we aspire to achieve great things. All that we do at Oakwood is underpinned by the core values of respect and courtesy, and we expect a high degree of collegiality from all members of the school community. Staff and students alike are encouraged to never settle for second best in order for all to attain the best possible outcomes at the end of their GCSE exams. Lessons are characterised by a level of challenge which promotes good progress and demands resilience from our learners.

We value all stakeholders and are committed to listening to and acting on the views of parents and the local community.
We strive to ensure that Oakwood is and always will be a great school and are always mindful that every child has the right to learn in a safe, happy and positive environment.


• A fully equipped fitness gym
• 16 acres of playing field
• 4 football pitches
• Full size rugby pitch
• 3 netball courts
• Floodlit multi surface play area
• 400m grass track
• Cricket square
• 4 court sports hall
• A mirrored gym
• ICT Suites – all teaching rooms equipped with computer, interactive whiteboards and/or data projector


• FROG – Online Virtual Learning Environment
• Study Centre with ICT facilities
• 6 fully equipped DT rooms with CAD/CAM facilities
• Modern purpose built music facilities including recording studios, practice rooms and music suites
• Modern Medical/Welfare and Attendance Facility for students
• High quality, state of the art, Drama Suite

Characteristic Features of Oakwood School:
A caring and vibrant community; happy, safe ethos; strong extra-curricular programme; challenge and aspiration in lessons; enriching G & T programme; D of E; Investors in People Gold award.

For further information about Oakwood School please visit our website: http://www.oakwood.surrey.sch.uk