Combining a 270-year-old tradition with a modern outlook, Ockbrook School is a happy, friendly community where all students can flourish as individuals. Both staff and pupils refer to the ‘special feeling’ they have when they walk through the door.
I felt it too, when I first came here, and the supportive environment is one of the many reasons why studying and working here is so rewarding. Our rural location is of course another factor and I’m immensely proud of our historic buildings and beautiful grounds.
Relationships between pupils, and indeed between pupils and staff are excellent. One pupil told me that he has never felt more respected than he does at Ockbrook School. Pupils are not only nurtured to achieve their academic potential, but also encouraged to make a positive contribution to society.
There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Ockbrook pupil. Ours is not a one size fits all school. All teachers recognise and celebrate their pupils’ individuality. Our role is to help pupils to become the best version of themselves and to achieve their ambitions, in whatever shape they may come, and we do this by teaching with genuine passion and intelligence.
I hope our website will give you a flavour of what an Ockbrook education can offer, and I warmly invite you to come and see the School for yourself. I can assure you of a genuinely warm welcome.
Mr J Shipway
Headmaster, Ockbrook School