Category archives: Sixth form news

COVID home-testing, obtaining kits and logging results

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Electronic Bulletin published (with EXTREMELY important information regarding COVID home-testing kits)

This week’s electronic bulletin has now been published and is on its way out to parents/carers via email. THE BULLETIN CONTAINS SOME EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATING TO THE COVID HOME-TESTING KITS which have come/will be coming home with a large proportion of students (those who have been/are involved in the in-Academy testing programme) between now […]

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Letter from the Principal coming home with students from today

A paper copy of a letter from the Principal is being handed out to all students to bring home, starting today; it has been made clear to students that this is very important that they bring it home and give it to you. The letter concerns the ways in which we will continue to communicate […]

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STUDENTS’ PHASED RETURN TO THE ACADEMY….

OSA has scheduled a phased return to the Academy, from Monday 8th March, beginning with COVID TESTING for years 11,12 and 13 – and working through the week.  Please see ALL DETAILS here

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Year 11/13 cancelled exams – letter from the Principal

A copy of this letter has been emailed to parents/carers of year 11 and 13 students (for whom we have an email address registered) and it has also been posted on our Facebook and Twitter feeds

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How to access Microsoft TEAMS via an Xbox or PS4 (for if you don’t have a laptop/tablet/PC)

Brilliant news for any students who have not got access to a laptop, but DO have one of these games consoles; this means that they will still be able to access their live lessons! This link leads to a ‘how to’ video, published by Pontypridd High School (with thanks to them for their time and […]

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Government announcement re: school/academy closure (and students’ learning during that time)

TUESDAY 5th JANUARY 2021 Following last night’s Government announcement that schools are to close again, we have worked hard today, and will continue to do so over the coming weeks, to revise and expand our existing plans for students’ ongoing learning.  Messages and updates will be communicated via our website (here), our social media feeds […]

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UPDATE ON JANUARY 2021 RETURN TO THE ACADEMY FOR STUDENTS….

WEDNESDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2020 – 8.00 p.m. IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE FROM THE PRINCIPAL, FOLLOWING TODAY’S GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:   As you will have seen on the news, secondary schools and colleges will now not return next week as initially planned.   Year 13 and Year 11 will return on Monday 11th January and all other year […]

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SUNDAY 13TH DECEMBER: COVID CASE – PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES……

I have been advised this afternoon of a positive test within Year 10. As a precaution, all Year 10 students must remain at home on Monday 14th December (TOMORROW); those that need to self-isolate, for 10 days, will be advised tomorrow as will those that may return on Tuesday 15th.   Mrs Wilson – Principal

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Seeking OSA year 7 student ‘Royal Shakespeare Ambassadors’….

Miss Bernhard-Bubb has been speaking to year 7 students in the Academy about the opening for four additional student ambassadors, from year 7, as part of our Lead Associate School links with the Royal Shakespeare Company. If there are ANY current students who would like to apply, to ‘champion’ the delights of The Great Baird […]

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