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Common Transfer Day and Evening Cancelled

Due to the Covid restrictions on public gatherings and taking into account our responsibility to all, we have taken the decision to cancel our Common Transfer Day and Evening event for our Year 6's and their parents. Parents will have received a transition pack however, that should help their child prepare for starting at The Oakwood Academy in September. Please also explore our transition web page http://www.oakwoodacademy.org.uk/transition-2020 which is rich in information.

See you all soon!


Parent Guidance Letter

Please click here to access our latest Parent Guidance Letter (1st June).

The DfE announced Monday 15th June as the date on which Year 10 students will return to school to receive some face-to-face teaching (please refer to the letter above). The Senior team are currently working on plans to bring Year 10 students back on a part time basis; more information will be provided to parents once plans are finalised.

For students returning to school, it's vital that their journey to and from school is as safe as possible. This includes avoiding public transport where possible and instead, walking, cycling or being dropped off by car. Students must be reminded to socially distance whilst on their journey to/from school and to avoid making unnecessary stops on the way. For more guidance on safer travel, please visit the Government guidance and support link https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers.


Home Learning Updates

Click here to access the Year 11 Extended Learning Opportunities page.

Please click here for parental guidance on home learning.

Join us in celebrating the excellent work being produced at home here.

Home Learning guidance can be found here – if students have any problems with accessing the online work please email homework@oakwoodacademy.org.uk.


Free School Meals Information

For parents eligible for FSM vouchers:

If you have provided us with an email address, ecodes for you to redeem online will be issued to your email address from Edenred for FSM vouchers covering w/c 6th, 13th and 20th July 2020 (£45). The email may go into your spam/junk mail box. If you have any problems redeeming ecodes you will need to contact Edenred directly.

If you have not provided us with an email address, FSM vouchers to the value of £45 to be spent at Tesco stores have been posted to eligible parents for w/c 6th, 13th and 20th July 2020.



School Closure - latest update

I would like to thank you all for the support you have given the school at this extremely difficult time. As you will be aware, we have been able to provide a continued service in school for the children of key workers and our most vulnerable. It is important to note however, that from Monday 1st June 2020, this provision will be based at The Oakwood Academy site rather than at Park Vale Academy. For telephone enquiries, please contact us at The Oakwood Academy on 0115 953 9323. For any email enquiries, please contact us at admin@oakwoodacademy.org.uk.

Any concerns around child safeguarding should also be reported by calling The Oakwood Academy. A Designated Safeguarding Lead will be on duty daily to offer advice and support. May I take this opportunity to stress the continued need to only access this provision if it is absolutely essential and there are no other alternatives for your child at home.


Thank you again for your support during this time.

Mike Hardy


Year 7, 8 and 9 Review Appointments
Year 7, 8 and 9 Review Appointments

We are organising an opportunity for you to come to school and meet with your child's form tutor for a 15 minute review meeting. This will be a chance to discuss how things have been going at home with work and help support you as much as we are able Read More


Click here to read the Ofqual letter concerning GCSE's. Read More

E-Safety Guidance

During this period where students are working from home, please be reminded of the following e-safety guidance: http://www.oakwoodacademy.org.uk/e-safety. Read More

News Flash

Year 9 live lessons for w/c 13th July

- Year 9 live lessons continue w/c 13th. They will begin with a morning of History, with Mr Luckhurst’s and Miss James’ classes at 10am and Mr Hillyard’s class at 11am. The rest of the timetable can be found by clicking this link.. Read More

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