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Parent Guidance Letter

Please click here to access our latest Parent Guidance Letter (22nd May).

As you will know from the letter we sent to you earlier this week the plan was to give some face to face time for Year 10 starting on 1st June to support their online learning. However, at the time of writing this message we have not had clarification from the DfE that this date is definite. In fact the information from SAGE released earlier today would indicate that a delay of up to two weeks is possible. This is a little frustrating given the hard work staff have done in thoroughly planning for us to be ready, but this will simply be put on hold until we are given a confirmed date of return. We will be in touch as soon as anything concrete is released. However, at this point in time assume we will not be open for students in Year 10 other than those students currently being catered for as key worker families.


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:

Vouchers received this week are to cover periods w/c 18th May and w/c 1st June, not for w/c 25th May (half term) as detailed in the previous text and emails sent to you by Edenred.  This is in line with the government's decision not to fund meals over this holiday period.

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 18th May & 1st June 2020. 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 £30 to be spent at Tesco stores have been posted to eligible parents for w/c 18th May & 1st June

If you still have NCC Asda vouchers to redeem, Asda stores will only accept these until 30th May 2020, regardless of what expiry date is printed on them. After that date they will no longer be accepted, nor can they be exchanged for an alternative voucher of any kind.


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. This will continue into May half term and beyond if this is what we are asked to do to support the measures designed to combat the Coronavirus. 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.

Should you need to contact us regarding any general enquiries up until Friday 29th May, you should do so by calling Park Vale Academy on 0115 8221244. For telephone enquiries from 1st June onwards, 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 Park Vale Academy up until 29th May or The Oakwood Academy from 1st June onwards. 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



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

School re-opening for Year 10's

- Following the announcement from the PM on Sunday, we are planning to re-open school for students in Year 10 on Monday 15th June. Further details will be sent to you in due course.. Read More

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