Special Educational Needs

At Oakbank, we are committed to ensuring that all students receive an education that enables them to grow as successful learners and members of our community.

We work hard to provide effective support to students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, starting from our first contact with parents and carers when students join our school.

We make sure that additional needs are identified early and offer a range of provision to meet the identified needs. We identify Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in a variety of ways, including:

  • Discussions with primary schools and parents on transition.
  • CAT testing on admission to Year 7.
  • Assessment of reading age and levels upon entry. We make use of Star testing on Accelerated Reader.
  • Assessment for any specific learning needs upon parental request.
  • Pupil profiles for the continued support of students with additional needs.
  • Close monitoring of both academic and emotional capacity.
  • Parental/carer request.
  • Notification from outside agency.

The school’s SEND coordinator (SENDCo) is Mrs Wanda Grobler. If you are concerned about your child, or just want some advice, you can contact her at sen@oakbank.anthemtrust.uk

Detailed information about our SEND provision at Oakbank can be found in the document SEND Information for families - FAQs, below (see Downloads).

SEND Local Offer

You can get more information about support and services that are available locally by visiting the Local Authority’s ‘Local Offer’. The Local Offer is a dedicated section of the council's website that provides lots of information for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and their families.

Information about the Local Offer for Wokingham and Reading councils can be found by clicking the links below.

Wokingham Council Local Offer

Reading Council Local Offer


Page Downloads Date  
SEND Information for families FAQs 13th Jan 2022 Download
SEN Policy - Apr 2022 27th May 2022 Download