End of Term
LAST DAY OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS
The last day of the school term is Friday 19th December 2014. We shall close early on this day to allow us to say goodbye to staff who are leaving the school. School will close at 12:30pm. Any students who are entitled to free school meals will be able to order a grab bag to collect and take with them. This day will also be a non-uniform day for students who wish to participate at the cost of £1. The theme is Christmas and we are encouraging students to dress up in Christmas jumpers.
There will be a house competition with prizes, running for the best dressed Christmas house! All monies raised will be going to local charities.
FIRST DAY OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS - The first day of the school term is Tuesday 6th January 2015. All students are expected to arrive at school for morning registration at 8.50am.
Everyone at Oldbury Academy would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Dear parents of students who attend Oldbury Academy
We would love to know what you think about us. Here's your opportunity. Click on the website below to complete a short qustionnaire. Should only take a few minutes. You will need to register by entering your email address. A passcode will be emailed to you. https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/
OFSTED Monitoring Report
Please see the link below for the our latest OFSTED Monitoring Report Outcome
Welcome to Oldbury Academy
Thank you for your interest in Oldbury Academy, an establishment with whom all partners are proud to be associated. We offer you a warm welcome and a unique insight, too, into our philosophy, our policy and our procedures. We have high expectations of both our students, and our staff and, through their hard work and commitment, we have made enormous progress in recent years, securing some of our best ever examination results and improving year upon year. We are immensely proud of these achievements and recognise the expertise and tremendous effort of all involved. Nevertheless, there can be no complacency and no ceiling to where we might aim to be in the years to come. Our 'Outstanding' OFSTED report in 2011 will mean very little unless we continue to grow, and fulfil, our aspirations and ambitions. Our conversion to Academy status is a step in the right direction; it provides the springboard to help us achieve these goals. As head teacher, I urge all stakeholders, both current and future, to rise to this challenge and embrace those changes ahead that will allow us to move to these higher levels, by transforming the learning experience at Oldbury. Whatever your involvement with this very special place may I wish you all well as we move, together, on our journey.
Mr J Martin | Headteacher
Exam Results 2014
58% of students achieved A*-C grades in both Maths and English and 51% achieved 5A*-C grades including English and Maths.
15 subjects made significant improvements in A/A* or A*-C pass-rates between 2013 and 2014 and the number of students making ‘better than expected progress in Core Subjects also increased.
In the 6th form, our A*-B passes increased to 40% and 88% of students completing Level 3 BTEC courses achieved D*-M passes.
Almost all students leaving us in 2014 are engaged in further education, employment or employment with training – we continue to work with our most vulnerable school leavers to ensure that they too are engaged in meaningful employment or further study.
100% of students who applied to study at University went on to take up places.
|% achieving 5 + A* -C GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths GCSEs
|% achieving the English Baccalaureate
|% of pupils making expected progress||
School Performance Tables