Oaklands is an internationally themed school with international time zones to 30 flags of nations accurately reflecting the nationalities of our students and staff adorning Shinzen Square, named because of our Japanese partners Nomura. We host visits from overseas and when circumstances permit we reciprocate those visits. We include the whole school in each event and share these experiences through displays and assemblies. Our elected School Council and Global Ambassadors work with their peers to plan fund raising events for International causes such as Comic relief, Water Aid and Save the Children. We celebrate International Book week, International Women's Day, International Languages Day, Bangladesh New Year's day. Our involvement with Literacy Planet’s ‘Word Mania’ competition sees us competing with schools across the globe.

    We have partners and connections throughout the world, from Austria, Vienna, Denmark, Spain, Japan and our long term friends from Uganda and Bangladesh.  Our Partnership with schools in Syria has continued to give our students direct communication with their peers across the globe and a unique insight into their lives in an area of instability. This has given them an insight into global diversity and sustainability. As students enter Oaklands at Y7 they are inducted into our International ethos through : set projects that gear the students to gain leadership skills immediately, through curriculum based projects and clubs like Japanese, Speaking Out, International Dance/Film and Manga.

    Our relationship with Scandinavia continues to grow and in the past year, we have had visit from Norway, Denmark and Vienna with the most recent visit being on 1 February 2019 as part of a study trip by 30 teachers from Bergen. 


    Our International Work In Pictures


            Oaklands students in Beijing


           Oaklands visits Bangladesh

       Students Reviewing 'The Bone Sparrow' by Zara Fraillon,       winner of the Amnesty CILIP Award 2017

    Year 12 Amnesty Group  supporting the 'Write for Rights Campaign'

    Commonwealth and Olympic Legacy Games at Oaklands

    Oaklands students reading with children from Lawdale Junior School during World Book Week

          Celebrating Japanese culture day at Nomura

    Oaklands students interacting with students during our visit to St. Peters, Uganda

          Year 8 students writing to their penpals at WienerMittelSchule, Norway