“Achievement through hard work; strength through kindness.” Angel Oak Academy is named after the oak tree on Peckham Rye in which artist and poet WILLIAM BLAKE saw his first vision in 1765 – ‘A tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars.’ For the academy, it references the academic and creative roots of the local area and community whilst symbolising a protective environment in which children grow, flourish and sparkle.