Covid-19 Parent Advice

21st May 2020   19th May 2020 – 19:00 Dear Parent/Carer, I hope that you and your family are all safe and well. I am sure you have all been following the discussions in the media regarding the phased opening of schools. I wanted to write to you to share my views and the preparations…

New Year 7 Intake – September 2020

Mr Brittle’s Introduction Our Transition Lead Mr Brittle is here to give our new Year 7 students and families some reassurances and also to make them aware of the different Transition Activities we have planned.   Headteachers Welcome to New Students As we move into this Years Transition Activities we have had to change things…

Free School Meal Voucher Scheme

The academy is in the process of sending out the first codes for the Department for Education’s replacement for the Free School Meals system which will be used then schools are shut to help with social distancing. Parents should receive their codes by either Email or Text Message, depending on how you receive the details…

Parent Governor Election

A vacancy has arisen on the Governing Body for a parent governor. The role is a voluntary one, requiring someone who is reliable, flexible and willing to use their life skills to benefit the pupils of Oldbury Academy. If this is you then please read the covering letter and download, complete and return the nomination…

Work Experience Pre-Visit

We are delighted to once again run the Work Experience Programme, with Year 10 students completing work experience in March. All year 10 students will complete a pre visit to their work placements on Thursday 5th March 2020. Please  to download the letter.

Year 11 Mock Exams – March 2020

Year 11 will have their next set of mock exams between Monday 2nd March 2020 and Thursday 12th March 2020. This will be their last chance to practice their exam skills in a live examination environment before their final GCSE examinations in May and June. Students will receive personalised timetables in the coming weeks, until…

Attendance Matters

Working with parents to improve attendance and punctuality Thank you to all parents who have supported our drive on attendance and punctuality. Attendance this year has improved when compared to last year and is currently above the national average, which is down to the hard work of students and families in ensuring that learning is…

Show My Homework

All homework at Oldbury Academy is set via Show My Homework. This can either accessed via the website or the app. If you have any problems being able to access your child’s Show My Homework record please contact Mr. P. Dryburgh on showmyhomework@oldburyacademy.org.uk   More information on the Show My Homework System click here.  

LORIC @ Oldbury Academy

LORIC maps against the National Careers Service’s list of most desirable soft skills. The LORIC resources are focused on developing students’ 5 key attributes: Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication. These resources are delivered to students during form time in both key stage 3 and 4. LORIC skills are also being identified and deliverer within…