Oaklands Community School

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Coordinates: 50°56′28″N 1°27′14″W / 50.941°N 1.454°W / 50.941; -1.454

Oaklands Community School
Motto Achieve What We Want
Established 1983
Closed August 2008
Type Secondary
Headteacher Dr Peter Hollis
Location Fairisle Road
Local authority Southampton
DfE URN 116464 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Website web.archive.org/web/20070621134152/http://www.oaklands.southampton.sch.uk:80/

Oaklands Community School was a mixed comprehensive school in west Southampton, Hampshire, in the south of England. The school served the Lordshill community from 1983 to 2008 for 11- to 16-year-olds. In its later years it became a specialist Arts College. The school is compared to Oakfield Park School in Ackworth

The most recent Ofsted inspection was 27 September 2004, when the school was praised, the introduction to the report reading "Oaklands Community School is a very good school. Its exceptional egalitarian ethos ensures that all students are treated with care, respect and encouragement. Very strong leadership, a commitment to equality of opportunity, improvement and raised standards combined with a good quality of education for all students result in a school which provides good value for money."[1][2]

According to the Department of Education performance tables, the school obtained the fourth-highest CVA score in the city. This is a new, complex Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 contextual value added (CVA) score designed to show the progress children have made. This is done by comparing their achievements with those of other pupils nationally who had the same or similar prior attainment in their test results at age 10 or 11 in 2001.[3]

The school closed in 2008 August. The premises became the upper school site for Oasis Academy Lord's Hill which has since moved to a new dedicated building. At the same time Millbrook Community School became the lower school site. During late 2013 and early 2014, Oaklands Community School was demolished to make way for housing and the swimming pool was closed in July 2012 after a leak was found. The Labour council leaders consulted over whether or not it would be economically viable to get it repaired at a cost of £500,000. The closure of the pool meant a loss of 20 jobs.[4][5][6] On 14 February 2014, the work needed to repair and reopen Oaklands swimming pool was approved at a cost of £1.7 million which is being funded by Southampton City Council, the pool was reopened in January 2015.[7]


  1. ^ Ofsted inspection report, visit of 27-30 September 2004
  2. ^ Ofsted Website
  3. ^ Department of Education performance tables 2006
  4. ^ Anon (10 July 2012). "A mini-budget to save the authority a further £800,000 this year.". Daily Echo. Daily Echo. 
  5. ^ Southampton City Council. "Oaklands swimming pool is currently CLOSED.". Southampton City Council. 
  6. ^ BBC (6 July 2012). "Oaklands swimming pool closure plan sparks anger.". BBC. 
  7. ^ Maxwell Kusi-Obodum (3 January 2015). "Joyous scenes as popular Oaklands Community Pool reopens.". Southern Daily Echo. Daily Echo. 

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