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Oakley Church of England Combined School

Love, Honesty, Respect

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Oakley Church of England Combined School

Love, Honesty, Respect



Well that went rather well didn’t it!  The atmosphere was magical, the sun shone and hundreds of people came along to join our little party.


Over the years so many people have helped build OakFest into the fabulous event it has become. Numerous superbly talented bands and artists have and our incredibly generous sponsors, many of them local business, who have paid thousands of pounds to help cover costs and make more money for our little school. Add to that the wonderfully kind volunteers who step in to help out with their special jobs, big and small, many of whom are previous Oakley parents who still come back year  after year to help, others close friends who come along to support us with their expertise, and you have a huge family of people who come together to make everything possible, raising an enormous total that has and continues to make such a difference to our lovely village school. Thank you to everyone single person who supported in any way, I am immensely  grateful. 


Once we have a final figure I will let you know but it is looking very good.


See photographs on our Facebook page OakFest24.  If you have any you would like to share please send them to me via  Thank you.


Huge thanks once again.  Saturday was such a great day and I felt truly blessed to be surrounded by so many incredibly kind and generous people,  Iola

OakFest'24 - Saturday 8th June 2024 from 1.00pm

Tickets now on sale via the website - and from the school office from 15th April.

Adults £15, Children aged 3 - 17 £5, Adults 65 and over £10

Early Bird Offer until 19th May - one free child ticket with each adult ticket bought.

We are thrilled to announce this year's line up and set timings.  Huge thanks to all the bands and artists for their tremendous support.

See the website for details on our fabulous bands and artists with links to their social media pages.

OakFest'24 Admissions Policy

OakFest'23 News

Well that went rather well  didn't it.  The sun shone and our school field was packed with festival goers for the day of live music and fun and a record breaking £15,708.10 was raised for the school, Oakley Pre School.  Oakley School will be using the monies raised to promote music across the school and to carry out refurbishments in the school grounds which will hopefully include the long anticipated refurbishment of the outdoor quiet area.


The support from our sponsors, the musicians and the audience is tremendous and over the eight  festivals we have now raised over £88,000 for the school, Oakley Pre-School and St Mary’s Church which is a fantastic achievement for our little school. The festival has grown incredibly since the early days of our wobbly little stage with tarpaulin roof to the professional stages and superb sound system provided by our friends at Class Act, Westcott we now have.


Special thanks yous must go to our wonderfully generous sponsors: Windmill Windows who sponsor the main stage and roadside signs and have already said they will sponsor us again in 2024; Lovell Fuels and Turfsolv/Superleggera who sponsor and provide the acoustic stage, Westfield Fasteners of Long Crendon, Finesse and Oakley Wood Timber for sponsoring the other main areas.  New supporter, Martin & Co Estate Agents boosted our publicity with sale boards in the local area.


Yet again the superb talents of the wonderful musicians kept us entertained and dancing, and Festival Spirits supplied and managed the very popular bar.  Our deliciously posh ‘OakFeast’ barbecue was managed by Charlie Hunter with meat donated by Waterperry Farm Shop with the magnificent barbecue/smoker lent to us by Boarstall Meats. FOS ran a beautifully traditional tea tent which included tuck shop (sponsored by Stage Coach Thame).  Sponsor, Rugby-Tots and Premier Sports both ran free sporting sessions on the recreation ground and our friends at Living Willow held willow weaving workshops inside our beautiful willow dome.


The date has been set for 2024 so put Saturday 8th June in your diary when we will do it all again.  Oakley favourites, The Band With No Name, are already booked to close the festival in true OakFest fashion so do stay to the end if you can.  Bring a deckchair or blanket.  Be entertained.  Have a fun-filled day!  Friends and family all welcome.  Unfortunately, as the festival takes place on school grounds no dogs, other than assistance dogs, are allowed to join the fun.


Tickets will be available now from the school office, on line via the website or on the day – enquiries to 01844 238364 email in the spring.


We look forward to welcoming you back to the best little music festival in Oakley!


Wow, what a fabulous day we all had and the crowd was bigger than ever.


Thank you to everyone to helped in every way to make the day so special and such a success.


Once again our sponsors and musicians were so very generous - we couldn't do it without your incredible support.


We are thrilled to let you know that we have raised an incredible £13,826.30 for Oakley School, Oakley Pre-School and St Mary's Church.  The school will use its £12.5K share to promote music, the arts and languages across the school.  Thank you again for everyone involved in any way who made this fantastic result possible.


No date has been set for the next OakFest but watch this space for an announcement.


Please visit the OakFest website for more information and photos from the day.



Photographs courtesy of Gemma Swaisland


Fundraising Total for OakFest'19

We are thrilled to announce that OakFest'19 raised an incredible £10,215 for our school, Oakley Pre-School and St Mary's Church.  Thank you again to everyone who made the day such a fantastic success once again.

Well that went rather well!


Thank you to everyone who came along to share our day – another great success for our little school.


Special thanks must go to the team that make it all possible – Pete, John, Kelly, Lee, Amy, Darren and Iris who work their special magic and keep me calm. There are so many other people who are preparing long before the day, come along to help with set up, volunteer on the day and turn up on the Sunday morning to clear down, thank you all so much. It is a joy to see everything come together and create such a wonderfully uplifting event for our school and village.

Thank you too to our fabulous sponsors, without you we couldn’t start to put on the event, your generosity is very much appreciated. Also to our generous activity leads giving their time to keep the little ones entertained.

Lastly I am indebted to our most talented and generous musicians who come along to entertain us throughout the day. Please come back.  


Now we’re looking forward to Oakfest ’20 on 6th June 2020

Saturday 8th June 1.00pm to Midnight -

11 hours of fabulous live music

2019 will bring our 6th OakFest music and beer festival, the biggest fundraising event for our school with £45K raised to date.


Last year's funds were spent on wonderful new Smartboards for our classrooms, a set of laptops and a laptop charging trolley plus many other ICT and Science resources.  This year our main focus will be on the much needed refurbishment of our outdoor areas.


If you are interested in being involved in any way from volunteering a few hours before, during and after the event to sponsoring one of our bands or marquees please get in touch.


Ideas and suggestions on how we can improve our little festival are always welcomed; just email me via the school office -


Finally, please put Saturday 8th June in your diary and join us for another great day of music.


Iola Seaton-Reid