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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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URGENT: Year 9/10 Meningitis/HPV Vaccinations (OR catchups) – register by 6th July for vaccination on 13th July

YEAR 9/10 MENINGITIS, TETANUS, DIPHTHERIA / POLIO VACCINATIONS (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED) YEAR 9 AND/OR 10 STUDENTS: A copy of the letter of invitation for ANY/ALL YEAR 9 STUDENTS to receive the Meningitis, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio vaccination may be found here; similarly, ANY YEAR 10 STUDENTS who MISSED the opportunity in year 9 (or opted not to […]

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YEAR 6 TRANSITION DAYS CANCELLED…..

….sadly, the Government announcement on the delay of removing COVID restrictions has meant that it is not possible for us to offer a fair and equitable experience for year 6 pupils who were scheduled to join us for three days, from a number of local primary schools.      Further information will be coming out […]

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LAUNCH of Safer Schools’ App (Safeguarding)

A USEFUL TOOL FOR ANY PARENT/CARER (indeed ANY individual!) to help keep themselves and their child(ren) safer. Parents/Carers are receiving details of this new app (via email and the Electronic Bulletin, as well as via Social Media) and we would like to encourage as many of our parents/carers as possible to support this launch by […]

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CONSIDERATE PARKING PLEA…..

Please could we remind parents/carers/visitors that we have a number of students for whom access to one of the disabled parking bays (to allow additional space for getting into/out of a vehicle) is extremely important. These bays are designed to make the life of the person with the difficulty, easier – be that the passenger […]

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Young performers AND stage hands sought by the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds……

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Year 11 and 13 Students’ Candidate Declaration Forms (for Teacher Assessed Grades for summer 2021)

We have emailed this  to our year 11 and 13 parents carers, for information only; there is nothing that parents/carers are required to do.  Students will be asked to sign a Candidate Declaration Form to confirm that they have understood all the information provided in relation to this summer’s ‘Teacher Assessment Grades’ in lieu of […]

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