A Place to Learn

Since March 20 when schools first closed due to COVID-19, we have seen how fantastic our schools, pupils, teachers and parents are for showing their commitment to children’s education. Pupils in the area have shown their resilience and also their compassion, taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for key workers.

Read more about the brilliant schools local to Oakley Vale below.

From an acorn to an oak tree with outstanding education.

If you’re a family in search of an outstanding local school, Oakley Vale and Corby has a number of options for you to explore.

Award-winning schooling

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Brooke Weston Academy

Corby is investing in its future and ensuring its status as a flourishing 21st century town. This is reflected nowhere better than in the schools available in the Oakley Vale area.

The area boasts one of Northamptonshire’s highest performing secondary schools, the Brooke Weston Academy. The Academy is also a centre of excellence for teacher training and seeks to enhance the quality of teacher training across the county. In 2019, The Brooke Weston Academy recorded another very successful set of GCSE results, with 86% of students securing a 4 or above and 72% scoring a 5 or above in English. In Maths, a remarkable 87% of students scored a 4 or above, with 73% securing a grade 9-5.  

In last year’s (2020) A Level results, three students achieved an incredible 11 A*s between them! Also at the Academy last year, more than 88% of students travelled to university with the remainder opting for higher apprenticeships and gap years in order to work and prepare for university.

Since 2007, the Brooke Weston Trust has aimed to transform and improve educational performance across the north Northamptonshire community:

“By providing the best quality teaching, fostering ambition and showing our students that through hard work they can achieve their dreams, we ensure that a Brooke Weston Trust education is life enhancing.” (Brooke Weston Trust)

The multi-academy Trust now governs a family of eight local schools which service the Oakley Vale area. In 2019, Government figures on secondary school performance, based on Progress 8 scores for the previous two years, showed that The Brooke Weston Trust is the third most improved Multi-Academy Trust in the country.

Additionally, there is a new, high-tech, environmentally friendly primary school and plans for another outstanding education centre. A little further afield, there are many excellent schools in the greater Corby area which service the residents of Oakley Vale.


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Busy Bees Nursery

Busy Bees Nursery provides first-rate care for children from 0-5 years old. There is a large garden for outdoor play and an on-site chef to meet all of the children’s dietary requirements. Located next to Oakley Park’s main shopping district at Charter Court you can run errands after dropping off your children.


Oakley Vale Primary School

Oakley Vale Primary School

Oakley Vale Primary School, a state-of-the-art eco-friendly school complete with rooftop solar panels, opened in 2008 to support the growing community of Oakley Vale and now educates 420 local children. The school joined the Brooke Weston Trust in September 2013 and continues improve on its existing success.

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Corby Primary Academy

Corby Primary Academy, located on Butland Road, opened in September 2013. It currently teaches around 100 pupils and is growing organically. Rated an ‘Outstanding’ school by Ofsted in 2015, the Academy was praised for its quality of leadership, teaching and the achievements of pupils.

The next phase of development for Oakley Vale includes plans to build another primary school to support the growing local population.


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Brooke Weston Academy

Located in the centre of Oakley Vale the Brooke Weston Academy, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2011, is one of the country’s best state schools. Opened in 1991 by Hugh de Capell Brooke and Garry Weston, the school of over 1100 mixed pupils has been a huge success story for Oakley Vale. In 2019, almost a third of all grades were awarded the higher 9-7 grades. Brooke Weston’s exceptional Teaching School Alliance provides expert training and personal development for all teachers of schools in Northamptonshire and beyond.

Corby Business Academy

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Corby Business Academy

Corby Business Academy is renowned for being one of the most improved schools in the country, having now achieved an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’. Since being opened by the Brooke Weston Trust in 2007, Corby Business Academy has gone from strength to strength and is on the road to becoming outstanding. A regular school bus service runs between Oakley Vale and the Academy.

Corby Technical School

Corby Technical School

Corby Technical School

The Corby Technical School is the first state-funded secondary Free School in Northamptonshire and was designed for young people who have shown an aptitude in technical subjects such as engineering, electronics and computer programming. The school was opened by the Brooke Weston Trust in 2012 and has already been rated an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ school. Corby Technical School is currently small in size and pupil numbers are increasing but still below capacity.