Fabulous Outdoor Learning Space for Oakway Academy!


Our pupils at Oakway Academy have been making the most of their new £25,000 early years outdoor learning space.

The new facility boasts large climbing apparatus, an outdoor play kitchen, role play den, sand and gravel pit, planting spaces, water wall and a road track for balance bikes.  Built by the team at Creative Play, the new outdoor area will be used by Reception pupils.






‘The design of our fabulous new outdoor area was motivated by our ambition to provide a safe, challenging and stimulating environment which is responsive to the needs and interests of all children in Reception at Oakway.  The design has been carefully considered to ensure that it supports the children to develop their physical, social and communication skills through exploratory and imaginative play’ – Vicky Lochridge, Oakway’s Early Years Lead.

The early years provision was rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors in April 2019, with the new outdoor learning area giving the children a place to keep active, explore and learn through hands-on experiences.

Applications for Reception places are now open for September 2023 and tours of the school are available at various times throughout the day on November 29.

Please book on one of the visits arranged for November 29, 2022, and see for yourselves the amazing learning environment and meet the highly skilled early years team who are ready to welcome you to the academy.

Tours will be held at 9.30am, 1.15pm and 4.00pm. Please ring the Oakway Office to book your place on a tour on 01933 678714 or email admin@oakwayacademy.org.uk.