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Oakgrove is a modern all-through school catering for ages 3-19 set in the east of Milton Keynes near Milton Keynes village. Building began in 2005 and was completed, in phases, during the summer of 2016, accommodating over 1800 students, including a self-contained sixth form. The school itself benefits from cutting edge technology both in its structure – with solar panels and the use of geothermal heating – and content, which includes state-of-the-art ICT facilities, a professional standard recording studio and excellent sports facilities. The school also has a fully equipped theatre, dance studio, professional standard recording studio and a large dining area with cashless catering facilities. Sixth Form students benefit from the school's dedicated Sixth Form area, with its common room, study centre and catering facilities.
In its short history, Oakgrove has developed a reputation for excellence with multiple outstanding grades from Ofsted; it is now one of the most popular schools in Milton Keynes in terms of applications from prospective parents.
Oakgrove School prides itself on the academic and social achievements of its pupils. Exam results are amongst the best in Milton Keynes and the school provides extensive opportunities for children to develop both personally and socially. Oakgrove holds numerous prestigious accolades, including the Equalities Award Silver, Young Carers in Schools Award Bronze and the Careers Quality Certificate.
The school's philosophy of education is simple. Children are at their best when they know where they stand, are fully involved in their learning and when those around them expect high standards. The school believes that by engaging children with challenging and varied lessons they can all make the most of their talents. The aim is to ensure that all children reach their full potential and that this progress is marked by the highest possible standards in public examination results.
Oakgrove is a happy, caring and disciplined school where each child feels safe, secure and confident. It is a school where children know that through hard work, involvement in extra-curricular activities and respect for others, they can develop into well-rounded and successful citizens.