Oakmoor School is a brand new, state of the art secondary school sponsored by the University of Chichester which has replaced Millchase Academy. Situated in an amazing 22-acre tree lined site on the edge the South Downs National Park, the school has been built on land that used to be owned by the Ministry of Defence and it was fitting that it opened its doors to students on November 11th Armistice Day, a day of remembrance of what had gone before but also a day of new opportunity looking to the future.
Oakmoor is a vibrant and exciting secondary school providing excellent education for the young people of Bordon. However, it is also an important bridge between primary school and adult life. As such, its strong links with University of Chichester have influenced some design choices to ensure that the education setting matches this important role it plays. Headteacher, Paul Hemmings says, “I am so impressed with how our students have embraced their new home and are behaving, as ever, with maturity and pride.”
The school benefits from cutting edge technology throughout the site and the latest specialist equipment for key areas such as science, technology and performing arts. The main buildings surround a central court yard which includes covered areas for outside dining and seating areas outside of the learning resource centre for reading at break and lunch times.
There is an abundance of green spaces which include several sports pitches, an athletics track, a nurture garden and a forest school area for outside learning and activities. The whole site is bordered by mature trees providing a relaxing and inspirational backdrop to our inspirational learning environment.