Oak Banks School is for children aged 9-19 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit and hyperactive disorders (ADHD) and speech, language and communication difficulties. Many of the pupils that attend Oak Bank have not had success in their education elsewhere. Through their attendance at Oak Bank, these pupils rebuild their trust and desire to learn. Their pupils achieve exceptionally well academically, from often lower-than-expected starting points. They leave school at Year 11 or after sixth form with relevant qualifications and work experience that helps them gain employment.