Our thoughts are with the families of all affected by the Paris attacks.


We believe that every child at Oaklands Primary School has the opportunity to achieve their full potential in every aspect of learning, whilst enjoying school life to the full.

We provide a positive, caring and stimulating environment which encourages all individuals to take on challenges and strive to be the best that they can.

Our creative curriculum provides memorable and meaningful learning experiences and encourages the children to become confident, independent and resilient learners, who dare to take risks and try out new ideas.  

We prepare our children for the future by developing a strong understanding of community and the different cultures and faiths that belong to it.

Above all, we seek to cultivate a generation of enquiring, technologically aware and creative children who enjoy learning, achieve their potential and can use their talents in their future world.

Mrs Julie Petitt



Oaklands provides a good quality of education. Pupils are well taught and show a positive and enthusiastic approach to learning, and as a result they make good progress’     

Winner Welwyn and Hatfield School Awards: School of the Year 2015, Mr Hudson - Teacher of the Year, Mrs Fuller - Support Staff Member of the Year

Parent View September 2014

At Oaklands Primary School all children make Good or better progress due to Good Quality Teaching and Good Leadership and Management. 100% of parents feel that their children enjoy being at Oaklands Primary School. 100% feel that their children are kept safe, 100% of parents felt the school was well led and managed, 100% of parents say Oaklands supports children's learning and prepares their children for the future. 100% believe that the school deals effectively with behaviour problems

Latest News


2015 - 2016 Academic Year

Oaklands Forest School is open for business. Starting with Y1, Y2 and Y6 we've been heading out into our school grounds and foraging to make dragon dens. Watch out for out new FS webpage.

Shoebox appeal We handed in over 60 shoeboxes to the Hope and Light cause this term to support the elderly and families. Thank you to all involved

Macmillan Coffee Morning A huge well done to Tolkien class for organising a very successful coffee morning, and thank you to the  70+ people who attended and all those who baked cakes for us - we raised over £450

September 2015 - Sainsbury's Silver School Games Award We are thrilled to have been awarded with this accreditation following lots of hard work and effort by the staff, parents and pupils - well done!

JLC Finalists A huge well done to our semi-finalists and in particular to Grace and Leyah who have made it through to the London finals in October. The finalists' language is Arabic!

The school are thrilled to have been awarded a bronze travel award for their school travel plan. We are one of 13 out of 520 schools in the country to receive this accreditation.

Definitely newsworthy - we're thrilled to announce the safe arrival of Mrs Morgan's baby boy. I'm sure she'll be popping in to see us soon.

2014 - 2015 Academic Year

School Awards Team Oaklands were incredibly proud to collect 3 awards at the Welwyn and Hatfield School Awards last night. We were winners of School of the Year 2015, Mr Hudson won Teacher of the Year and Mrs Fuller won support staff member of the year #proud

Oaklands is 50 Thank you to the 300+ people who came along to our open evening. It was fantastic to meet pupils to came when the school first opened in 1965 in addition to meeting old staff and parents. A great night was had by all.

Welwyn Festival 27/06/15 A huge thanks to all of our parents, pupils and staff for dressing up for the Welwyn Parade. It's was all worthwhile as we won the trophy this year! Congratulations  also to all who took part in the Welwyn 10K - especially Mr Hudson who came 111th out of 600 runners and to the parents who volunteered to be marshals.

Welwyn and Hatfield Times School Awards We're incredibly proud to have been nominated by our school community for 4 awards and will be heading to the awards ceremony on the 7th July to find out if we've won. Categories include Best Primary School, best teacher in a primary school (Mr Hudson and Mrs Graves) and best support staff worker (Mrs Fuller)

Junior Language Challenge A huge well done to Ruby C (Y3) and Ruby C (Y5), Taku, Leyah, Ciara and Grace for making it through to the semi-finals in September. Mandarin here we come!

Oaklands is 50...It's hard to believe that we've been on this site for 50 years. Quite a landmark for the school. To celebrate we'll be hosting a 50th celebration on Friday 3rd July at 7pm. To find out more click the link.

Oaklands in the community We will be supporting both the Welwyn Parade, "Hollywood comes to Welwyn," on the 27th June,  in addition to the Welwyn 10K on Sunday 28th June.To get involved log onto www.welwynfesitval.blogspot.co.uk

Maths and Science Week Please click the link for a gallery of photos from our rocket blasting week including our visit from local scientist Jerry Stone.

E-Safety If you weren't able to make our parents e-safety meeting click here to view the accompanying PPT E-Safety Presentation

Tolkien class wowed us with their interpretation of Matlida's Revolting Children at the Welwyn Dance Festival - Click here for a link to the video of their performance.

What's the story? On Tuesday 10th March Oaklands will be celebrating World Book Day - Click the link to help your child chose a story to hear in the jackanory session

Sports news Congratulations to Sophia who was nominated to be local sports participant of the year

Choir in the news in February 2015 We were very proud to see our choir in the Welwyn & Hatfield Times for their efforts raising money for charity at Tesco's Hatfield.

Waste Aware Do you have electrical items that you could donate to give our eco-council the chance to win £300? Click here for more information.

500 Word Stories The deadline is drawing near for entries for the BBC 500 word competition - get those creative writing juices flowing and enter your story.

ECO alert The school's eco council is now well established and has joined up with SOTTO / Groundworks to look at how we can save energy for Oaklands and indeed for the world!

Author, Luke Temple wowed the children with his dramatic presentation and inspired the children to use their imagination to it's maximum.

Year 4 sporting champs A huge well done to year 4 who came 2nd in the local schools athletics event.

Oaklands at the O2 We were incredibly proud to take 30 of our choir member to perform at the O2 as part of the Young Voices concert. They were outstanding!

Christmas What a stunning end to the term. An excellent production by Reception/KS1. Carols and musicians entertained us at the church and the choir performed beautifully at Tescos and at Heath Lodge Care home this week.

Sporting Heroes We're very proud of our recent wins at netball and football - followed by second place for girls and 3rd place overall at the Queenswood Cross Country competition - go team Oaklands!

British Values Have you read through our curriculum link showing how the school embraces British values?

Curriculum Meeting The New National Curriculum Meeting was a great success. Accompanying PPT can be found within the parents resources section.

Young Voices at the O2 We have had an overwhelming response to our O2 trip and are now at full capacity for the event on the 27th January.

Sainsbury's Bronze School Games Award We are thrilled to have been awarded with this accreditation following lots of hard work and effort by the staff, parents and pupils - well done! (September  2014)

Junior Language Challenge A huge well done to Ruby, Saran, Leyah and Grace for getting through to round two of the JLC. The next language is Japanese and we look forward to you teaching us all a few phrases. Round 2 is coming up in October

Click here for news from 2012-2014





Forthcoming Diary Dates

 50th Anniversary

 Half Term

  • 26.10.15 - 30.10.15
  • 02.11.15 Flu Jab Yr1/2
  • 03.11.15 Parents' Eve
  • 04.11.15 Parents' Eve
  • 16.11.15 Into Film Fest
  • Yr 5 & 6
  • 16.11.15 KS1 & KS2 Disco
  • 17.11.15 KS1/FS    Reading Meeting 9am
  • 18.11.15 KS2 
  • Reading Meeting 9am
  • 23.11.15 School Photographs
  • 08.12.15 KS1 Production      1.30 pm
  • 09.12.15 KS1 Production 6.00 pm
  • 16.12.15 Christmas Dinner
  • 17.12.15 Panto
  • 18.12.15 Carol Concert
  • End of Term               2.00 pm 18.12.2015

Spring Term 2016

  • INSET School Closed 04.01.16
  • Children back in school 05.01.16
  • Half Term
  • 15.02.16 - 19.02.16
  • Children back in school 22.02.16.
  • Good Friday 25.03.16
  • Easter Mon 28.03.16
  • End of Term
  • 2.00 pm 01.04.16

Summer Term 2016

  • INSET School Closed 18.04.15
  • Children back 19.04.16
  • Bank Holiday 02.05.16

Half Term

  • 30.05.16 - 03.06.16
  • End of Term
  • 2.00 pm 20.07.16
  • INSET 21.07.16
  • INSET 22.07.16
  • Occasional Day 25.07.16



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