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Contact Details

Name of Academy

Retford Oaks Academy

Postal Address

Babworth Road,



DN22 7NJ

Telephone Number

(01777) 861 618

Named contact member for queries from parents or general public

 Cherry Wood

Academy Principal

Heather Widdup

Chair of Governors

Mike Quigley

SEN Co-ordinator

Jason Steel

Academy Trust Contact Details

Diverse Academies Learning Partnership

DALP Head Office

Kelham Hall



NG23 5QX

Telephone: (01636) 655 421

Values and Ethos


Respect shapes everything we do and say, and shapes how we act. The Academy is centred on respect for each other, our environment and ourselves.


We seek to enable everyone to grow within our learning community. We work together; we learn together. We strive moving towards achieving our targets, both in and out of the classroom, in a safe, secure environment.


We are committed to constantly developing innovative practices and embracing technology to enhance the high quality teaching and learning we offer to all of our students. 


We challenge our students to aspire to achieve above and beyond what they think is possible. We also have a responsibility to challenge others where they fail to meet our expectations.

Students, staff and all who enter our Academy community are encouraged to embrace these values and commit to them during their time at Retford Oaks Academy.



GCSE Results June 2017
Average Progress 8 Score +0
Average Attainment 8 Score 4.4
% of students achieving A* - C in English and Mathematics 35.1%
% of students achieving the English Baccalaureate 2.7%
% of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study









Achievement at Key Stage 5 - A-Levels The average grade achieved by students at Key Stage 5 in 2017 was a C-. Progress measures indicate that progress for academic subjects was in line with national averages.

Re-sits in English and Maths - Seventeen students at the Centre who did not have a GCSE Grade C in either English or Maths re-sat their exams in the summer of 2016. Students re-sitting Maths did better than the national average with a progress score of 0.0. Students re-sitting English did worse than the national average with a progress score of -0.6.

Students completing their main course of study - This data is not yet available on the Performance Tables.

Destinations - Destinations data relates to students who finished Post 16 study in 2014. 96% were still in education or employment in March 2015, well above the national average of 88%. 62% were in higher education (mainly university), again above the national average.

Performance Tables

Retford Oaks Performance Tables

OFSTED Reports

Read Last Full OFSTeD Report

Monitoring Visit Report (10th December 2015)

Monitoring Visit Report (21st October 2016)


Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map

Key Stage 4 OFFER 2017/18


Admissions Policy 2016-17

Admissions Policy 2017-18

Admissions Policy 2018-19

Behaviour Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy

Complaints Policy

Equality Policy

Exclusion Policy

Special Educational Needs Policy

Annual reports and Accounts

Diverse Academies Trust Reports and Financial Statements

Pupil Premium and Y7 Catch Up Information

Pupil Premium and Year 7 Catch Up Report


Retford Oaks Governors - About Us

Governor Details and Attendance

Governors Register of Business Interests

Governors Allowances Policy

Supplemental Funding Agreement

DALP Decision Planner

DALP Scheme of Delegation


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