Skills for Independence and Employability


The College

Oakley College is an exciting new development in the Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells district, that opened in September 2018. This is the beginning of much need provision that is anticipated to expand and develop significantly over the next five years.

Oakley College initially offers two learning pathways to meet the needs of individual students – ages from 18 to 25 with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities:


Work related learning

A programme of study and work related learning and experience that will lead to further vocational training, internships/ apprenticeships and employment.


Skills for Independent Living

A programme providing a further 1, 2 or 3 years for young adults to continue to develop their personal life and independent living skills so that they can contribute to society in a number of ways and live an independent or semi-independent life.


Oakley College 19 -25 provision arises out of, but is different to, Oakley School – the District Special School for Tunbridge Wells & the surrounding areas.  The children and young people (age 2-18) who are currently on the school roll all have an EHC plan and a range of severe and/or complex needs, with associated communication and learning difficulties.  Students come from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, with around 33% eligible for Free School Meals.

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Our location

Oakley College
Waveney Road, Tonbridge
TN10 3JU

01732 207950