Oakmore is based within Oak Lodge School for pupils across Years 7-11, with an Autistic Spectrum Condition and works in partnership with Applemore College, a mainstream secondary school. Pupils placed in Oakmore have individualised timetables, however, all are expected to be able to access specialist teaching in their appropriate year group for core subjects either in Applemore College, in discreet groups taught by Applemore staff, or in Oak Lodge, or a combination of both.
Pupils are of average or above cognitive ability, working at age related expectations but identified as being at risk of failing to achieve their social, developmental or academic potential due to extreme anxiety, or fragile mental health. Oakmore provides a safe, secure, holistic and nurturing environment with a higher level of pastoral, emotional and social skills support.
The staff team work closely with families, ensuring that they are fully involved in the process of supporting pupils as they continue their education.
Pupils placed in Oakmore are well-motivated, especially in areas of interest, largely independent in their learning and realistically capable of achieving a number of GCSEs with additional support to help manage their anxiety and /or mental health.