Trinity First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College. After my A levels at Frome College I started my apprenticeship as a glazier at Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd. I love it because I get to be hands on and complete my jobs to the customer’s satisfaction. The memories I have from Oakfield are playing football for the school team and being in the school production of Romeo and Juliet. My favourite teacher was Mr McGrath because he is funny, a great role model and someone I have always looked up to.
Portugal / Oakfield School / Frome Community College & Bath Dance College. At Oakfield I really enjoyed taking part in the Drama Department’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Miss Richards made it a lot of fun. Since school, I have taken my drama and dance training forward and I now have an agent. I was lucky enough to get a role in the Samsung Christmas advert, on TV in December 2016. Since then I have been in a YouTube sitcom, called Moving In and I’ve recently been to the premiere of my next venture – a film called Ann Rolls Green, which will be on Amazon Prime in February 2019. I am very excited about my acting career, which keeps me very busy. Somehow, alongside my acting, I’m finding time to study for an Open University degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
St John’s First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College. Hi, I’m Olivia! I went to Oakfield and then went onto Frome College afterwards. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do growing up, so I decided to study the things I enjoyed the most: art-based subjects, although I also studied Biology and English Lit. I then went on to do an art and design foundation course at the City of Bath College. I was able to try a variety of different artistic mediums which allowed me to decided what I really wanted to study – 3D Games Art. With this in mind, I went to the University of Hertfordshire. When I was at the Creative Assembly, I worked as an Environment Artist on Halo Wars 2. I now work for Splash Damage.
St. John's First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College. I very much enjoyed my time at Oakfield, both academic and extra-curricular. While my favourite subjects were PE, science and maths, I mainly took part in sports outside of the main school hours. I was able to try many new sports at Oakfield – Golf, Rock-It-Ball, and Tag Rugby – as well as develop my skills in my main sport of football, and other sports including basketball and hockey. This allowed me to build the confidence to go on to play for Frome Town Ladies when I started A levels at Frome College. As well as taking part in sport I also began learning the drums at Oakfield. This led me to become part of the percussion group ‘Shotgun Marimba’ at College, which I really enjoyed, and I performed at ‘Later... With Frome Community College’ as part of this group. At College, I studied Maths, Biology and Chemistry at A level, and Further Maths at AS level, and I am currently at the University of Cambridge going into the third year of my Natural Sciences degree. This year I am specialising in psychology, with the hope of becoming a clinical psychologist later in life.
Trinity First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College Oakfield school was somewhere I had lots of good memories, particularly with sport. I was always someone that took part in all sporting teams and fixtures. One of my fondest memories of PE in Oakfield was when I was a part of the Gifted & Talented PE group, this allowed me to get extra PE sessions during lunchtimes and allowed us to go to big sporting events at schools such as Millfield. Oakfield was a huge part of my development as a sportsperson and that love of sport has stayed with me, so much so I chose to do a degree in it. I completed my ‘A’ Levels at Frome College in 2015. I then went on to Cardiff Metropolitan University, where graduated with a 2.1 in Sport and Exercise Science in July 2018. In September 2018 I will be back at Cardiff Met to study a Masters in Sport Coaching and Pedagogy.
r Trinity First School / Oakfield School / Norton Hill Oakfield was a short time of my life but during it I truly found those who would stick with me throughout everything, I knew that the deep friendships I made in those years were as true as could be. During the time I was there I learnt that I would be able to overcome any obstacles I set my mind to in my future. After my A levels, I began an apprenticeship in Bath, to learn how to be a hairdresser. I found my love for men’s grooming and moved to study at London School of Barbering. Just under a year after becoming qualified I studied to become a master barber where I was approached to help set up a new men’s salon in a city called Bodø, in northern Norway. I am a long way from home but I love my job and I have made many new friends – I’m even in the process of learning Norwegian! To find out about the shop you can visit thelondonbarber.no or our instagram @the_london_barber
St John’s First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College Hi, I’m Harry! I joined Oakfield in 2005 and left in 2009 for Frome Community College; I’m now in my second year studying International Relations at the University of Cambridge. In my spare time I row, get involved with widening access to the university through tours and talks, as well as finding plenty of time to hang around with friends. At Oakfield I competed in public speaking championships and ran short-distance (100m, 4x100m) for the school. Afterwards, for my GCSEs, I made sure to do a language, which I’d definitely recommend. When I eventually applied to university, I found the first time round I wasn’t totally happy with the course I’d applied for and my offers, and so decided to do a gap year and find the perfect place for me. This is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and so I’d always advise that you make sure you’re doing what you love!
Nicholas Truelove Trinity First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College / City of Bath College / University of Salford I was a pupil back in 1985 – 1989. My days at Oakfield were happy and productive days. Form tutors included Mrs Gregory, Mr Hicks, Miss Turnbull and Mr Davis. The four years spent at Oakfield included some great memories such as Charterhouse, a French Trip to Normandy, Bastille Day celebrations and using modern technology such as the cutting edge BBC B micro computers in the computer room. I joined in on school productions with minor parts as one of Fagins boys in Oliver, and a father to the bride in Peer Gynt. Other highlights include dressing as a Vicar in the RE room on a hot summer day and then passing out! Following Oakfield, I ventured on to Frome Community College and achieved an average set of GCSE results consisting of a number of B and C grades. Whilst looking to take on some A Levels, I also wanted to learn about Surveying, as I wanted to have an outdoor type career. As a back-up, I applied and successfully gained a place on a BTEC National Diploma in Construction. During the 2 year course I became more interested in Construction Technology and, due to being a keen drawer, I found preparing technical drawings of buildings hugely rewarding. I then opted to undertake a Building Surveying degree at the University of Salford and achieved a 2:1. During the degree, I spent a year in industry assisting McDonald’s Restaurants Project Managers with the development programme of opening 100 restaurants in a year and building restaurants in 48 hours and then 24 hours. Following completion of the degree, I was focused to gain a Building Surveying role and was successful in gaining a graduate role at a Private Practice in Epping, Essex with Stace LLP. I successfully gained sufficient experience and passed on my first attempt the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence in 2000. Whilst having worked at a number of practices in Essex, I am now a Senior Associate at Stace LLP. My work is varied and fulfilling including recent roles of managing and undertaking a building survey programme for the Royal Household which included surveys of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Other surveys undertaken during my career include Silverstone Race Circuit, convenience stores, public houses, old peoples homes, industrial buildings and residential properties. As a Building Surveyor, I also manage construction projects in the role of Employers Agent. In the role of Employers Agent I have worked with a team of other professionals in the construction of a new campus for the City of Westminster College and other large developments schemes ranging from £2m to £60m. Other professional work I undertake includes defect analysis, neighbourly matters and the role of Surveyor in accordance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. I am lucky to have a rewarding 20 year long (to date) career and am extremely grateful for the support that Oakfield provided me whilst I was a pupil.
Rosanna Peacock Trinity First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College The memories I have from Oakfield are some of the best that I can remember. I loved taking part in the school musical of Grease where I was able to dance and sing to my heart’s content, which was amazing; Miss Parsons was one of my favourite teachers as she was always so lovely and caring. There were also some great trips like Charterhouse where I learned how to do archery and was helped to overcome my fear of caving. However, the fun my friends and I had while helping at open evening in year 7 is my best memory of them all and one that I will never forget. I couldn’t have asked for a better time at Oakfield; although it had its ups and downs. I had Mr Gough as my year 7&8 tutor and he was very caring if you were upset and willing to help if there was an issue. I was pushed to do my best by some great teachers at Oakfield and made amazing friends along the way that I will know for many years to come. I completed my A Levels at Frome College last summer and was accepted into my first choice university, the University of Westminster, to study History.
Michael Peacock Trinity First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College I enjoyed my time at Oakfield and made some good friends there. I was encouraged to work hard by the merit system and always strived to do my best. I wanted to be the star pupil or get on the role of honour! At Oakfield you get an introduction to new subjects and build your knowledge in different areas. My favourite teacher was Mr Davies. He made us laugh and made history interesting. Miss Parsons always cared about her students and she put me forward for a music workshop at Jackdaws which was great. Miss Barratt inspired me and encouraged me in my art. When I was in year 8, she predicted I would get A* in GCSE Art, and I did! I also remember Charterhouse very well – all the boys crowding round the TV with Mr Lewis to watch England play in Euro 2004. I completed my A levels at Frome College, went on to do an Art Foundation course in Bath and a degree in Graphic Design at University College Falmouth. I graduated with a 2:1 in July 2013 and now I work for brand design consultancy, Dew Gibbons, in London. My university portfolio: Dew Gibbons: