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Welcome to Retford Oaks Academy

I am proud to introduce you to Retford Oaks, an Ofsted good-rated academy with a dedication to excellence at its heart. We strive for academic excellence and place extremely high expectations on our students to allow all to flourish and gain the best possible outcomes. High quality teaching, within a broad and balanced curriculum, ensures all learners are challenged to meet their full potential.

Additionally, the holistic side of a student’s development is also very important to us. Our outstanding facilities and diverse range of trips and visits ensure that everyone has the opportunity to supplement their learning with enriching experiences. We encourage our students to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities to enable them to try something new or nurture existing talents, and leave Retford Oaks as well-rounded individuals.

Our academy is a stimulating and welcoming place, with highly motivated, well-behaved, and immaculately dressed students who embody the spirit of Retford Oaks as they strive for excellence in all that they do. It is equally our duty to enable our students to develop socially and emotionally. Our exceptional pastoral care ensures that students are supported and encouraged whilst pursuing their high academic goals.

We have an open door policy, so if you would like to come and see our academy in action, we would be more than happy to welcome you and show you what makes us ‘Oaks and Proud’.

Mrs Heather Widdup
Principal
M.Ed
Local Leader of Education

Retford Oaks Academy