Category archives: Academy news

IMPORTANT: COVID Vaccinations (12-15 year olds) – letters and information

We appreciate that, prior to giving consent, parents/carers may wish to take advantage of accessing all possible information regarding this and we are pleased to be able to share the following with you; please remember, however, that the Academy is purely a ‘vehicle’ to allow the NHS and Government Advisers to reach the young people […]

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Mental Health Resources for Parents (online) – Workshops and Support (NHS and ‘Kooth’)

There are a number of sessions available, covering different age groups of children, different problems  – click on the image above to find out more.  (First workshop runs on 27th September.) Another source of FREE online seminars for parents seeking to encourage their child’s resilience and support them through any mental health issues; click on […]

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Government’s COVID vaccination programme for 12-15 year olds

Following the Government’s announcement on Monday evening, please see the Principal’s initial letter to parents/carers here

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OAT ‘Safer Schools’ Safeguarding App (for staff, parents/carers and students)

We launched this with our students and families towards the end of last term and we would encourage them – and our new year 7 students and families – to download the app and register, to have access to a wealth of information, guidance and support designed to help keep young people safe online and […]

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Year 6 Parent/Carer Tours of the Academy (wb Monday 4th October)

We have reached the time of year – again – where parents/carers of children in year 6, at primary school, are having to consider their options for where to send their child when they transition to secondary school in September 2022; it can often seem VERY early for those individuals to have to make a […]

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All students return to the Academy tomorrow (Monday 6th September)

The Principal has sent a very brief letter out to all families, reminding them of the current Government guidance (with regards positive COVID tests and self-isolation) and a summary of the precautions still in place at the Academy; a copy of the letter is available here.  

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September return (and COVID test) dates for students….

  Year 7  (those joining us from primary school):  Arrive for ‘full time’ start of term (AND first COVID test) – Thursday 2nd September for 8.50am start. (Second COVID test will be undertaken, during the course of the normal day, on Monday 6th September.)  Our Academy day ends at 3.10pm. Students do NOT need to […]

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Free School Meals – EDENRED summer holiday voucher scheme (for entitled families)

Vouchers have been sent DIRECT to parents/carers (via the email address registered with the Academy) by EDENRED.  They will be valid from the first week of the summer holidays and all current OSA students, PLUS those who recently ‘left’ us from year 11, will receive these.

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COVID TESTING IN SEPTEMBER – HAVE YOU GIVEN CONSENT YET?

REMINDER of recent (emailed and published) request for parent/carer consent for students to be included in the Government’s ‘new round’ of COVID Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) at the beginning of the new school year, in September. PARENTAL CONSENT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OSA STUDENTS, IN SEPTEMBER – and this is required by the end of […]

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SEEKING PARENTAL CONSENT for COVID-testing AND details for the start of term in September

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/CARERS (including our NEW parents/carers in September).   Important letters regarding details about our return in September, and a request for (renewed) PARENTAL CONSENT for COVID-testing, are now being emailed out to families.   A copy of the letter, from the Principal, for parents/carers of CURRENT OSA students may be found here; a […]

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