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  • Conker art in Green class

    Published 11/10/18

    Green class have been making art with natural materials: leaves, pine cones and this week, conkers. 

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  • Essex LA peer review of OV school

    Published 03/10/18

    Essex Local Authority carried out a peer review of Oak View School on 1st October. The reviewers recognised many areas of strength and were very impressed with the school.

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  • Coffee morning and talk about Zones of Regulation

    Published 28/09/18

    On Friday, the school hosted a McMillan Coffee Morning, run by the pupils, and a talk from Ross Burrell about the Zones of Regulation.

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  • Shelley's Walk

    Published 21/09/18

    Every year Oak View has a charity walk in remembrance of Shelley, a Lower School teacher.

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  • Oak Class

    Published 21/09/18

    On Wednesday, Oak Class made cakes and read the story The Snail and The Whale with lots of activities - making snails by rolling play-doh and riding the whale - great for practising balancing.

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  • Willow class Grow Community

    Published 19/09/18

    Last year, Willow class took part in the Grow Community, planting and preparing in the summer term. This autumn they have revisited the centre and  seen the fruits of their work.

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  • Healthy Schools

    Published 06/07/18

    Oak View school has been awarded the healthy school certificate "In recognition of the hard work and impressive outcomes your school has achieved in 2017/18 to improve the health and wellbeing of your students through a whole-school approach."

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  • Autism Accreditation Enhanced Practice Commendation

    Published 29/06/18

    Oak View School has been awarded Autism Accreditation Enhanced Practice Commendation from the National Autistic Society. This is awarded only to the few services where it is felt that the provision is going above and beyond usual expectations in supporting autistic people, and exceeding the Autism Accreditation

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  • Horse Riding in Lower School

    Published 08/06/18

    In addition to our Middle and Upper School horse riding, we have added riding for lower school, which started today. Pupils develop their skills in balance, posture, confidence and independents.

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  • Building Dens

    Published 08/06/18

    Pupils have been building dens in the Muddy Wood are of the school. 

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  • Story and bug hunt

    Published 11/05/18

    Green class enjoyed an afternoon in the woods for a story and a bug hunt this week, making good use of the fine weather and the pupils' enthusiasm.

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  • ‘very impressed with the school’s clear sense of purpose in preparing its students for life after school. ’

    ASD report Dec 2017

  • ‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’

    Ofsted report


  • A representative from Maples will be attending on Friday (see last tweet)

  • Reminder that there is a coffee morning at Oak View School on Friday at 9:30. The focus is Maples Respite Centre, which is reducing its capacity. Essex Family Forum will be there to discuss your concerns. All are welcome, including families from other schools.

  • On 25 Jan from 9:30, Oak View are hosting a coffee morning with a focus on Maples Respite Centre, which is reducing its capacity. Essex Family Forum will be there to discuss your concerns. All are welcome, including families from other schools. A great time to meet other parents.

  • A big thank you to @HaslersFound @haslersuk for giving us Christmas gifts for all our pupils.

  • Looking forward to our Christmas shows of Lion King (10am and 1:30pm). Tickets still available.

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  • Astronaut assembly

    As part of middle school topic on Out of This World, apple class gave an exciting assembly on astronauts. Pupils went to astronaut school and lea...

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  • Astronaut Assembly

    As part of middle school topic Out of This World, about space and planets, Apple class gave an assembly about astronauts. 

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  • Multi-schools council

    Pupils from Oak View took part in the multi-school council. These MSC are designed to link special and mainstream school. Their aim is to "break...

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