Category archives: Academy news

COVID update (25th October 2020) ……

Please see letter from the Principal on our website, here 

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Help/guidance on downloading and using Microsoft TEAMS

FREE to all OSA students – and scheduled for use for some year 11 half-term revision sessions – see links on our website here 

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November ‘Internal’ exams for year 11 and 13

Forthcoming (internal) exams timetables for year 11 and 13 students – letters published Year 11             Year 13 

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Year 6 ‘Virtual’ Open Evening – now underway!

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CHANGES for students from 12th October

Please see here for a letter issued by Mrs Wilson (Principal) regarding some changes to daily operations for students, from next week.   (Also emailed to all parents/carers and published on our Facebook page.)

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Have YOU got what it takes to be a teacher?

Strange times – but future teachers will ALWAYS be needed! If you’re a graduate (or final year undergraduate) considering teaching as a career, why not sign up for the ‘virtual’ Open Evening being hosted by Colchester Teacher Training Consortium on 14th October (by clicking on the image below):

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COVID symptoms and testing for children

IMPORTANT LETTER from Public Health England, regarding when children need to be kept off school/have a COVID test and, just as importantly, when they DON’T; the Department for Education have asked that this is shared with ALL PARENTS/CARERS OF SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN. Please click on the image below to access the letter….  

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FREE year 7 flu jabs – register your child by 30th September

The Suffolk schools’ immunisation team have published their invitation to parents/carers of year 7 students to register students for the (free) flu jab on Monday 7th December, here at the Academy.  The CLOSING DATE for registration is 30th September and you can find the link to the booking site on the team’s letter, here

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HAVE YOU RETURNED YOUR CHILD’S PHOTO PERMISSIONS FORM?????

We are missing an awful lot of ‘Photo Permissions’ forms for students (PARTICULARLY for our new year 7 students, despite all year 7 parents/carers receiving a ‘pack’ of letters/forms for returning to us.) It is imperative that we have one of these forms completed and returned for EVERY STUDENT (whether or not you consent to […]

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Distressing TikTok video – plea for parents to remove students’ access to social media

We have been made aware of a very upsetting video on Tik Tok which we believe some students have already seen. We would advise parents to remove their child’s access to social media for 72 hours whilst companies deal with the content. We urge parents to monitor what is accessed on social media and to […]

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