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“This is just an email to thank you as a school and thank you to X's teacher, Mrs Szczepanska. We would like to share with you how much progress X has made at Oak Lodge from year 7 to year 8. 

Before arriving at Oak Lodge X had very little confidence, low self-esteem and no friends at mainstream school. We always knew that in the right environment, X would thrive and that is exactly what Oak Lodge has achieved.  X settled extremely well into Mrs Szczepanska's class and she has helped X not only become more confident but also ready to learn. Mrs Szczepanska has been able to tread the fine line between supporting X as well as pushing X out of comfort zone when necessary. X, as you know, does not like getting things wrong and can take it very hard but Mrs Szczepanska has been able to help build up X's resilience and he is coping much better when he perceives that he has failed. X had a fantastic class and I know that they were all encouraged to support one another which they did-I know this from all of the stories that X shared with me when he returned home from school each day. As for learning, X has done incredibly well in Mrs Szczepanska's class and he was always proud of his achievements but equally he didn't hesitate to tell us about the things that didn't go quite right which is yet another indicator of how far he has come. Finally, X loved learning to count in Polish -maybe because we couldn't? X’s first 2 years at Oak Lodge have been his happiest school days so far and surrounded by so many friends - we just wanted to say Thank you and we look forward to year 9.”                        Parents of a Year 8 student.

“I know and trust everyone that has an involvement with her to do the right thing,” parent of Year 10 student.


I just wanted to email you to say what a pleasure it was to work with the Acorns from Oak Lodge; the children were so polite, well behaved and friendly, and the staff were just amazing,” Sue Palma, Lead Education Officer, New Forest National Park Authority


“Everything in place is very good,” parent.


“We are delighted with our child’s help and progress,” parent.


“Everything is wonderful. Thank you,” Year 7 parent


“You are a fantastic school – I don’t think you can improve!” Year 8 parent.


“It is a calm, caring environment that is much nicer than my last school,” TH year 9 student.


“The teachers and LSAs are really nice and help me,” TM year 11 student.


“It’s a good place, it’s much smaller than my last school and I get a lot more help.”  OB year 8 student.


 “Everyone is so friendly, I can be myself and no one judges me,” AP year 9 student.


“Everyone is super friendly, the staff are really helpful,” SP year 10 student.


‘It’s really fun!’  JL year 11 student.


‘I like the playground.’  TC year 9 student.


“Very happy and settled, enjoys school,” Year 9 parent.


“He is loving it at Oak Lodge, he's really happy and settled; he's coming on leaps and bounds and his independence has grown. He goes to and comes back from school happy. We are really pleased we chose Oak Lodge,” Year 7 parents.