Oak Lodge School is a specialist day school with an residential provision for students with hearing, speech, language and communication needs aged 10–19. Many of the girls were boarders. Oak Lodge School follows a student-centred, multi-modal approach to communication. We are lucky to have a well-trained, creative and experienced staff group and a strong and knowledgeable Governing Body who support and challenge us to be the best we can be. The school became very successful. Welcome to the website of Oak Lodge Special School in East Finchley, London Borough of Barnet. Good. In 1991 Wandsworth's Hearing-Impaired Service was established; In 1992 – the first 16+ students started at the school; in 1995 – the 16 Plus Centre opened; in 1996 the charity "Aim HI" was established. At the heart of what we do, we want children to enjoy their learning and we work to achieve this in an environment which fosters the traditional values of respect, reliability and responsibility. However, she retained her queenly waters and only stayed in the school for 40 minutes, meeting children and staff and signing the visitors' book. It is interesting to read that the whole school cost just £241,000 to build, and all the furniture and equipment cost only £23,000. There was still no Sign Language used by the staff. In 1940 there were bombs near the camp so they decided to move again, this time to Northampton. The Headteacher from 1986 to 2009 was Peter Merrifield. It was in a rather beautiful old house next to Nightingale Lane and surrounded by lots of trees. The school currently has more than 80 pupils from 25 different boroughs. There were many old oak trees in the garden, so the school was called Oak Lodge. We normally give notice the afternoon of the working day before an inspection. In 1965 the Jewish school closed and then in 1968 both schools were demolished and the present building – the new Oak Lodge – was built. The Head Boy had just finished work experience at the factory where the Queen's handbags are made and he talked to her about that. It must have been a very difficult time – looking at the old school records for one month in 1940, there were over 100 alarms because of bombs. Oak Lodge was established by the old London County Council and opened on August 28th 1905 as a boarding school for deaf girls aged 11-16. It was sited in a beautiful old house on Nightingale Lane which used to belong to the curator of Kew Gardens. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 10 to 19. 101 Nightingale Lane, Balham, London, SW12 8NA. 1977 was the Queen's Silver Jubilee Year. There were 40 pupils, boys and girls, and the hostel started for children to sleep there Monday to Friday each week. Oak Lodge School is a specialist day school with an residential provision for students with hearing, speech, language and communication needs aged 10–19. It is located in the London borough of Wandsworth in England.[1]. In the new Oak Lodge, for the first time, deaf children started to take and pass real exams – that had not happened before. At Oak Lodge, we pride ourselves on encouraging a child's enthusiasm and nurturing a love of learning. At the end of the war, in 1945, everyone returned to London, but first they had to repair the Oak Lodge building because two bombs had hit the school during the war. It was sited in a beautiful old house on Nightingale Lane which used to belong to the curator of Kew Gardens. They never used Sign Language. Two schools in all of London were chosen for her to visit as part of the celebration, one of which was Oak Lodge. According to old records, girls were taught English, Art, some P.E., a little Maths, but much cookery, needlework and laundry – they were really being prepared to become servants and domestic workers. There were many old oak trees in the garden, so the school was called Oak Lodge. In particular, the school offers a variety of teaching methods and interventions informed by our knowledge and understanding of autism, which has been developed over many years. Oak Lodge was established by the London County Council and opened on 28 August 1905 as a school for deaf girls aged 11–16. All the pupils and staff moved to a camp near Bognor. London has been very charitable with its weather thus far. We can also inspect at any time if we have concerns. There was still very little signing in the school though the children signed amongst themselves. There was another school for deaf boys in Anerley, near Crystal Palace. There were just six full-time teachers with three part-time teachers of art, mime and music. Outstanding; Good; Requires Improvement; Inadequate; How long until the next inspection? Oak Lodge School also hosts other services, such as Deaf First[2] (for education of deaf adults) and a Sixth Form (providing support to deaf students who are educated at nearby colleges and on-site). The house used to belong to the curator of Kew Gardens. In 1955 Oak Lodge became a day school. Mrs M Yardley (School Business Administrator) Mrs T Jackson (Family Worker) Mrs R Somwaru (Admin Assistant) Mrs J Montgomery (Admin Assistant) Mrs J Price (Admin Assistant) Miss L Bryant (Apprentice) Site Staff. If anyone was naughty they were hit with the cane. School Administrative Office. This closed in 1957 and the boys transferred to Oak Lodge, so from that time it was a day school for about 60 boys and girls. URN: 101094. Preparations went on for months – rooms and corridors were painted, new tarmac in the playground, and they even built a new toilet in case the Queen wanted to use it during her visit! 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