We are so proud of Alysha. She looks forward to going to school. We have really noticed a big difference. She is starting to turn into a young lady thanks to all the staff who have helped her this school year. Mr P Kelly
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Foundation Learning

In Foundation Learning we offer ASDAN, OCR and PSD courses.

These courses aim to support young people who may find it difficult to complete GCSEs and give them the opportunity to gain qualifications. It encourages them to demonstrate their abilities and understanding in a variety of different styles and formats in which they can all achieve. Continuous learning of functional Maths, English and Science skills are ongoing throughout all units. Through the criteria they have to meet, we will help guide and support them to become more independent, confident and responsible young adults who make a positive contribution to society and can embrace change.


In all foundation lessons we aim to promote life skills through a variety of units such as:

  • Managing Social Relationships
  • Community Action
  • Healthy Living
  • Healthy Eating
  • Handling Food Safely
  • Preparation for Work
  • Managing Own Money
  • Your Money in the Future
  • Making the Most of Leisure Time
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Parenting Awareness
  • Identity and Cultural Diversity
  • Individual Rights and Responsibilities.
Oakwood Academy, Chatsworth Road, Ellesmere Park,
Eccles, Manchester M30 9DY
Tel: 0161 921 2880