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COLLECTION OF GCSE ARTWORK (2019/2020/2021) – PLEASE SHARE WITH FORMER STUDENTS, AS APPROPRIATE

Did you take (or do you know of anyone who took) GCSE ART in 2019 or 2020 or 2021? To arrange collection of your sketchbook and artwork please email Mrs Thackeray by 12th July to arrange a collection time.   Sketchbooks and Artwork will not be kept after the 15th of July unless otherwise arranged […]

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‘Talking to your children about scary world news’ – tips for parents/carers from the Mental Health Foundation

Given what is happening in Ukraine at the moment, you may find you have some children who are especially worried or anxious or have children who are directly affected through connections. This link provides some useful tips for parents when talking to children about worrying events Talking to your children about scary world news | […]

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£2216 raised for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of Mrs Lisa Gilson (former member of staff)

We made it!! Our fabulous team of staff have now walked, jogged, run, skipped and crawled 28 miles, in 28 days, and as of the time of this post, have managed to raise a staggering £1838.32 (with another £377.75 to be added from Gift Aid donations) towards our February 2022 fundraiser (https://bit.ly/3sa6fEn) for Pancreatic Cancer […]

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New letter to parents from the Principal

As emailed out to parents/carers, please see here for an update from the Principal, following the Government’s recent update on COVID restrictions and measures.

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Year 9 Options Evening (for Parents) this evening (6.30pm – Thursday 17th February)

Letter of invitation to parents/carers of students in year 9 available here   (includes link to join the ZOOM presentation and the meeting ID and passcode) KS4 Curriculum Options (2-year) – for students commencing year 10 in September 2022  (Students will receive a printed copy of this after assembly tomorrow and will have the opportunity to […]

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PAID INTERNSHIP for STEM-course undergraduates (June/July 2022)

PAID INTERNSHIP – THREE WEEKS STARTING MONDAY 27st JUNE 2022 Professional Learning Network (PLN), in partnership with schools in Essex would like to bring to your attention some outstanding paid STEM Internship opportunities which may be of interest to you.  We are offering undergraduates (in Maths, Computing, Physics or related Degrees) an opportunity to join our […]

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COVID vaccinations for 12-15 year olds – OPPORTUNITIES for both first and booster jabs (as recommended by JCVI)

Message for parents/carers of 12-15 year old students from Community & School Age Immunisation Service Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust Sudbury House  | Dencora Business Centre  | 36 White House Road  |Ipswich | Suffolk IP1 5LU | |Tel: 0300 555 5055 | Website:  Community & School Age Immunisation Service Re: COVID vaccinations/booster jabs for your child(ren) The […]

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NEW catering provider from after half-term

Over the forthcoming half-term holiday, new catering providers will be ‘moving in’ and getting set up ready to start serving OSA staff and students when we return, after the week’s holiday, on 28th February. VERTAS’ Head of Educational Catering, Karen Pardoe, has this message for OSA parents, carers and students, in advance of the changeover: […]

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Year 10 return to the Academy from Monday (7th Feb.)

…..as advised in this week’s Parent/Carer Electronic Bulletin

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Year 10 – a move to ‘Remote Learning’ (2nd, 3rd, 4th Feb)

As emailed out to parents/carers, the Principal’s letter contains important information for parents/carers of year 10 students and a copy may be accessed here

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