About The School

Oakhyrst Grange School in Caterham is a small, coeducational independent preparatory school in Caterham, Surrey that aims to provide a friendly, caring and supportive environment where pupils develop an enthusiasm for learning and the confidence to tackle the challenges of an ever-changing world. Oakhyrst began using Double First Engage in 2011 and experienced the benefits straight away.

Headmaster and Vice Chair of ISA
Alex Gear

“When we went live with Double First Engage the benefits of the new system become obvious immediately. Some examples are the efficient and instant access of shared pupil data and everything that relates to running listings from the administration system.

“A significant bonus by way of a spin-off is that the system enables synchronisation overnight with our text messaging provider, so parent information is always up to date without the tedious duplication that was entailed using our former systems.

“From the curriculum point of view Engage has streamlined and revolutionised our whole reporting system in double quick time.

“The external use of the portal facility means that staff have constant access, not only to the termly reports but to curriculum information as well. Their ability to access information and to edit materials from home is a major asset.

“The training provided has been most helpful and we, as a school, are still young in terms of exploring all of the potential of our new system.

“We are delighted with Engage and recommend that other schools like ours should give it serious consideration.”