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Welcome to Oak View School

Oak View is an all age (3-19), specialist provision for pupils with special Educational Needs. This includes those with severe and complex needs and pupils within the autistic spectrum.

Oak View will inspire and support our pupils in preparation for their future lives through a personalised journey, aiming to develop and promote active partnerships within the school, families and broader community and to develop and make innovative use of our resources. Values & vision.






  • ‘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

Safeguarding - A very high standard of safeguarding is achieved using a rigorous approach and high expectations, with systems and reporting understood and used by all staff, who are all alert to the needs of pupils.

Behaviour - Behaviour management has a great positive impact on pupils and their progress. A caring and compassionate approach is underpinned by rigorous training, consistency, a deep understanding of all pupils and with strategies tailored for each pupil.

Curriculum - The curriculum is tailored to each pupil and provides learning and relevant life skills with all staff understanding the individual needs of pupils. A priority of the learning is to make experiences that are exciting and motivating for pupils, and to prepare them for life after school.

Pupil progress - Pupils achieve outstanding progress in all areas of their development as demonstrated through a portfolio of continuous assessments and reporting developed by staff and adapted to each pupil’s needs to demonstrate meaningful progress.

You are welcome to visit us or contact us to ask questions and find out more. If you wish to speak to a particular member of staff, we would ask that you make an appointment so that we can make sure that they are available to speak to you.


  • Charity walk for Shelley this afternoon - lots of sun (between the rain!) See news story

  • All parents/carers are invited to a coffee morning 28 Sep 9:30-11. Come and have a chat with other parents and/or listen to a short talk by Ross on Zones of Regulation (OV website a great project used by pupils to learn about and express their emotions.

  • Great start to the term - pupils settling in nicely. Assembly today was about British values & pupils said we should be kind to each and keep the school tidy.

  • 2 free hours of Behaviour Management training at OV school for parents on Wed 19 Sep 9:30-11:45. This Essex Steps training is used successfully at school & helps parents support children at home. Call school office for information. Hope to see you there!

  • Autism friendly shopping hour at Morrisons (@morrisons) supermarket - every Sat morning, 9 to 10. Dim lights, no music, avoid using the tannoy and turn check-out beeps.

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  • Shelley's Walk

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

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