Oakwood School (Surrey)
|Motto||"Achieving Excellence Together"|
|Local authority||Surrey County Council|
|Department for Education URN||125273 Tables|
|Head of Governors||David Brown|
|Head teacher||Mr S Potten|
|Age||11 to 16|
|Houses||5 (Shakespeare, Newton, Austen, Nightingale and Brunel)|
Oakwood was opened in 1989 following the merger of Court Lodge Comprehensive (shut down on the 31st August 1989) and Horley Comprehensive (Secondary Modern) School. The Headteachers follow:
Andy Thompson: 1989 - 2007
Sue Child: 2007 - 2015
Simon Potten: 2015 - Current
At the last Ofsted inspection in November 2013, the school was judged to be Grade 2 - Good. This followed its previous inspection in 2012 where it was rated Grade 3 - Satisfactory and was removed from special measures.
New and updated Drama suite and increased seating areas with table-tennis tables, computers run on Windows 10 and have all been recently updated
Oakwood was originally the preferred site for the new Horley leisure centre, but unforeseen costs made the site uneconomical. The new leisure centre is currently under construction on the site of the former Court Lodge Comprehensive.
Oakwood School's canteen is managed by Independent Catering Partnership.
Oakwood is a founder member of the Horley Learning Partnership, an extended confederation which incorporates the Horley SureStart Children’s Centre.
- Guntur Dwiarmein, Taekwondo's youngest ever UK Champion
- Robert Emms, actor, War Horse (film) Atlantis (TV series)
- Suzanna Kempner, stand-up comedian
- Faye White, former captain of England women's national football team
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- Surrey Army Cadet Force
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- "Guntur fights his way to the top!". The College of Richard Collyer. Retrieved 2011-06-22.
- Kempner, Sooz (16 Feb 2015). "Letter To My Hometown: To Horley, With… Reservations". Standard Issue. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
- "My best teacher". Times Educational Supplement. Retrieved 2012-10-06.