Established in 1929 with 22 students, the school today has nearly 2,000 students; making it one of the country’s largest secondary schools. Our size allows us to provide a very broad curriculum and an extensive range of opportunities for our students. However, we work very hard to make a large school ‘feel’ small and ensure our students have a clear sense of belonging.
Consequently, we believe that students get the best of both worlds: all the diversity and opportunity a large school brings with the personalised care, guidance and support a small school offers.
As a comprehensive school committed to providing opportunities for all, we set ambitious and challenging targets for all students and work together with them and their parents to meet, or exceed them. Our staff employ a range of teaching styles to challenge students, encourage independence and develop the broader skillset they will need in life.
However, a young person’s time in the classroom provides only a part of what they learn at school and we are committed to ensuring that students benefit from a huge variety of exciting, extra-curricular experiences.
As a community school, Oxted is integrated into the town and local Tandridge area, with many students volunteering their time and skills to help local organisations.
Our strong school community is underpinned by our five houses and also the sixth form, which plays a vital role in leading the school and supporting younger students. We are particularly proud of the support we offer to our students, allowing them to grow into confident role models.
We have a clear message for our young people:
Aim High, Seize Opportunities and Work Together for Excellence