Oakwood Learning Centre celebrates TES nomination

We are delighted to announce that our Oakwood Learning Centre has been shortlisted for the prestigious TES Independent School Awards 2016.

The School has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Special needs initiative of the year’ and must now wait to see who the judges select as the winner at a special awards ceremony on Friday 25th November.

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