Post 16

Oaklands School Sixth Form provision is based in Winsford, Cheshire. The sixth form caters for students with moderate learning difficulties. 

Students are no longer subject to the expectations of the National Curriculum but they continue to focus on a broad range of subjects including the core subjects of numeracy, literacy, ICT, Personal and Social Development; key skills areas and vocational pathways.   

This is to ensure that our students leave school as independent as possible in order to move on to the next stage of their life.  Activities in the sixth form therefore reflect the age and changing needs of our students. This means that the curriculum is based on the teaching of functional skills with the aim of students being able to generalise and apply these in as many everyday contexts and in as many practical ways within the community as possible. 

Post-16 students will enjoy an environment in which all students experience an increased level of         independence, challenge and supportive guidance.  We believe in developing the whole individual by providing  opportunities to pursue ambitions, interests and passions whilst making a positive contribution to the school   community.

As part of the sixth form at Oaklands School we are able to offer a supportive and inclusive environment where students can develop their social skills whilst following academic and practical courses designed to meet their specific needs.  


Our aim is to give each individual the encouragement and support to achieve their personal goals in a learning atmosphere that is positive, warm and friendly. The life and work skills students develop in Oaklands will help prepare them to face the next step.

We want to develop and nurture independence, confidence and self-esteem by building on and generalising skills and developing new skills, knowledge and understanding, to enable them to become as independent as possible in order to prepare students for life beyond school

In short, we aim for the sixth form students to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and an effective contributor.

Andrew Robinson

Head of Sixth Form