Oak Tree School provides a safe and happy learning environment for young learners with an Education Healthcare Plan (EHCP) for Autism Spectrum Condition and associated complex needs. The school opened in September 2023 to children in Year 1, Year 3 and Year 7. There will be a phased opening of the other year groups, which will open year on year, until the school is full. At capacity, the school will provide places for 150 learners from Year 1 to Year 13.
These children and young people have boundless potential so, at the heart of Oak Tree School’s provision, is a rich and stimulating curriculum, specialist personal development education and targeted therapeutic programmes delivered by talented and specialist staff.
The impetus for our new school has been a partnership between Brighter Futures for Children (Reading Borough Council) and Wokingham Borough Council as part of their commitment to providing additional special school places for local children close to their own communities. We are proud to have been a part of this and congratulate all those Trust colleagues and partners who have been instrumental in turning our vision into a reality.
Community, inclusion and respect are key Maiden Erlegh Trust values and they underpin our vision for Oak Tree School. As the school becomes established, we will continue to work with our partners and listen to parents and children to realise our vision. Only in this way can we meet the needs of every child and help each one to reach their potential.
Linked to our community values, the school will also offer a range of outreach programmes to support SEND pupils in mainstream schools.
We look forward to welcoming the parents and students of Oak Tree School into the Maiden Erlegh community.