Welcome to Oak Meadow
Oak Meadow Primary school is at the heart of the local community located in the Wednesfield North ward of Wolverhampton council. We are a two form entry primary school with over 420 wonderful children and 50 amazing staff. We work closely with parents and carers, families, governors, the local authority, alliance schools, a network of educational experts, local businesses and other partners to provide the very best learning opportunities for our children.
The links that have been forged and developed with partners have shaped the ‘Oak Meadow Family’ which is underpinned by the shared desire to make a difference to the lives of the children at our school and beyond. Together we strive to build lifelong learners who are ambitious, resilient, empathetic, creative, healthy and valued 21st century citizens through our inclusive, caring, diverse and innovative approaches. We pride ourselves in the sense of belonging our children have. Every child at Oak Meadow is welcomed into a school house when they begin with us. Children are placed into either Ash, Rowan, Willow or Yew houses and regularly earn tokens to acknowledge their outstanding behaviour and work.
The school building is extremely modern and spacious. Oak Meadow Primary School was one of the first "Passive Haus" schools in the country designed to save energy through its efficient ventilation systems controlled by a central computer system. When you enter the school you will be greeted in the reception area and sign in securely and safely. Once inside the school building, you can take a seat in our spacious waiting area where you are able to view examples of our creative artwork and displays.
The school layout ascends in chronological order for year groups. Reception to Year 3 are on the ground floor of the building while Years 4 to 6 are upstairs. In total, there are 14 classrooms in the school along with several additional teaching areas in shared learning spaces. All classrooms and teaching areas are equipped with the latest technology to support digital learning including SMART interactive whiteboards and high quantities of laptops and iPads for children. The two classrooms in each year group can be joined together if a central dividing partition is opened. Each year group has a small shared group room to support children who may be undertaking interventions or be used for additional learning activities.
In addition to this, there are also a number of other teaching and study areas around the school equipped with resources to enhance the curriculum including a cookery hub, nurture areas and a sensory room. We promote a love for reading through our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 libraries where children have full access to a wide range of books covering all ages and genres to supplement our school reading scheme and book corners within each classroom.
The main school hall is multi-purpose and it can be divided into two areas with large, soundproof, partition doors. The hall is used for assemblies, performances, indoor PE, games, music, drama and as our dining room. There is a stage set up at one end of the hall for our children to express their creative talents and perform to large audiences through assemblies with their peers and to mark celebrations for all cultures and faiths during the calendar year.
Every day, our school kitchen provides hot food for the children. A variety of different meals are available including a vegetarian option. Children eat their school dinners in the hall which converts to a central dining room thanks to large moveable tables. Children who bring sandwiches from home eat these within their classrooms.
We are blessed with extensive grounds and we enjoy using the outdoor environment to enrich learning. We have two playground areas for our Reception and Year 1 classes including multi-purpose play equipment and outdoor games. We also have a grassed trim trail area which is regularly used by children to support the development gross motor skills and, of course, to have fun! Key stage 2 boasts a large upper and lower playground area on one side of the school, including a trim trail and bespoke slide, whilst on the opposite side of the school building there is a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) to facilitate a wide variety of sporting activities and our school PEACE garden where adults and children can unwind, regulate and find time for their own well-being. We also have a large school field including short and long distance running tracks, a football pitch, 2 rounders pitches and a cricket strip. All children at Oak Meadow are given consistent opportunities to develop skills and talents while learning about the importance of being both physically and mentally fit and well.
Surrounding the school there are environmental areas which are used across the curriculum with many different plants, trees and associated wildlife. We have a school pond and garden areas where we grow our own fruits and vegetables. We have a forest area including huts, shelters and equipment to support children in learning a multitude of real-life outdoor skills through our Forest School programme.