Contextual information for Higher Education providers:

Melksham Oak Community School is comprehensive school serving the growing market town of Melksham with a population of approx. 28,000. Some pupils come from areas of the town which are categorised as being the most disadvantaged areas in Wiltshire. The school has approximately 1260 pupils and a 6th form of 132 students. The curriculum offers a breadth of academic and vocational courses along a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities in order to cater for a wide range of pupils and their needs. We pride ourselves on developing the whole person with a range of opportunities to support students' futures with programmes on Mindfulness, Healthy Cooking on a budget, Personal Finance, Independent living skills, basic car maintenance, PSHCE workshops, Guest speakers and weekly discussion groups. The majority of our Year 13 students gain places at university with approx.14% going to Russell Group universities, other students go onto Higher and Degree level apprenticeships or directly into employment both locally and nationally.