Oak Lodge is an outstanding residential and day school for students with hearing, speech and communications needs aged 10-19 – located at 101 Nightingale Lane.
Our vision is for our pupils to progress and achieve and to lead healthy and happy lives.
We have a highly qualified staff which include Teachers of the Deaf, Speech and Language Therapists an Occupational Therapist and Teaching Assistants, all of whom are experienced in working with deaf and hearing –impaired children including those with additional needs.
Oak Lodge School follows a child-centred multi-modal language and communication approach which incorporates British Sign Language, English and Signed Supported English based on the child’s identified strengths and preferred learning style.
Our curriculum incorporates personalised learning and thinking skills, functional skills and an enrichment programme. The curriculum is underpinned by the Emotions/PSHE curriculum to promote the emotional and physical well-being of all.
Our pupils follow individualised pathways covering a wide-range of accreditations including: GCSE, BTEC, Entry Level and Life Skills within the ASDAN framework.
Our Sixth Form supports our students at local colleges to access academic, vocational and practical courses. Providing further curriculum and life-long learning support.
Deaf First is our adult education department. It supports deaf adults of any age. Some are studying at local colleges and need communication support for their lectures. Other students attend Basic Skills courses at Deaf First and train for employment.
You can learn more about Oak Lodge School on our website