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Upper-School (8 to 11)

Guidance and care throughout.

During your child’s journey through the Upper School, we aim to give our pupils a diverse and balanced education as they work towards making the transition to secondary school. Children benefit from verbal reasoning lessons to help prepare for the 11+ and independent school entrance exams, as well as assistance with selective examinations and interviews.

We celebrate high levels of achievement and ambition and push boundaries, so children go beyond simply the acquisition of knowledge; we want our children to be problem solvers, active learners and generous members of the wider society.

Giving your child an exceptional start.

Come and discover Oakfields Preparatory School.


A richly diverse curriculum.

Whilst there is a focus on core subjects, we aim to provide pupils with a diverse and balanced education as they prepare for the transition to secondary school. We strive to foster a love of erudition and create lifelong learners by designing a curriculum that includes a variety of topics and perspectives, reflecting our diverse school community.

From Year 4 onwards, all children benefit from Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning lessons to prepare for the 11+ and independent school entrance exams. We also provide assistance with selective examinations and interviews.

We offer “Study skills” to teach our children how to structure their independent learning, tailored to support their journey to different destination schools. Throughout Years 4 and 5, both in and out of the classroom, support and guidance are provided to ensure children are well-prepared for these exams.

Music and P.E. are integral parts of the curriculum and are taught by specialist teachers, as is Spanish, Swimming and Forest School.

Key areas of learning

1:1 Device Programme.

Upper School pupils also benefit from Cognita’s 1:1 Device Programme, where every pupil in Years 4-6 is provided with a school-managed laptop for the duration of their education. This supports the development of vital technology skills integrated throughout lessons, not limited to computing classes alone.

Additionally, we emphasise the importance of teaching children how to safely and responsibly navigate the digital world.

Learning beyond the classroom.

We believe that education is as much about what happens outside a classroom as what happens within and our extra-curricular activities are a fantastic way for pupils to pursue their interests or try something new.

Our children enjoy a range of external trips and internal visitors that enrich the curriculum and bring it to life. Regular themed days and weeks are arranged to allow focus on a particular area or subject and to recognise or celebrate national and world events.

I would highly recommend this school to other parents as my daughter is super excited to go to school every morning to see her classmates and teachers.

– Oakfields Parent

A unique learning experience.

Oakfields Prep is a happy and vibrant independent day school in Upminster, offering a bespoke and holistic education.


2½ - 4 years old


4 - 5 years old


5 - 8 years old


8 - 11 years old

Private School in Upminster, Essex – Oakfields School

Enquiries :01708 256721