Year 11 Accelerated Students Study Leave (Z Band students ONLY)
With the examination season upon us our Year 11 students will be given the opportunity to have a period of study leave. All Year 11 students are expected to attend school full time until Friday 22nd May. After May half-term teachers will require students to attend lessons until they have sat the exam in that subject or to attend Session 6 – please see below. BTEC students need to ensure that they attend all lessons until all Year 11 units have been assessed and students have achieved or exceeded their target grades. Students must be in school uniform at all times when they are in school.
If students are returning to us to continue their studies next year, they will be required to attend lessons from the week beginning 22nd June 2015. These lessons are compulsory and will allow AS level students to commence programmes of work. Students that are leaving us to further their studies elsewhere or moving in to the world of work will be free to leave us after their final exam and all resources that they have borrowed for their studies have been returned to school.
After the holiday Y11 accelerated students will need to attend:
Monday 1st June: 2 hours of Maths (P2 and P3)
Tuesday 2nd June: 2 hours of Maths (P3 and P5)
Wednesday 3rd June: All day Maths exam preparation
Thursday 4th June: Maths exam
PLEASE NOTE: If students still have other exams still to sit (e.g. Geography) they should also attend those lessons until the exam has taken place.
For the attention of Parents and Carers of Year 6 students joining us in September 2015. Please check this document to confirm which day your child will be attending Oldbury Academy in July for their transition! We look forward to meeting you all then. Please note, all Parents, Carers and new students are invited to our Transition Information Evening on July 2nd 2015 from 6pm. This will include a presentation by the Headteacher, and an opportunity to meet key staff.
Important Messages For Parents
** Last day of the Summer Term 2015 will be Thursday 16th July 2015 **
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/
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
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