Welcome to Oldbury Academy
Thank you for your interest in the website at Oldbury Academy, an establishment with whom all partners are proud to be associated. Through the site 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 and we are immensely proud of these achievements. Our fundamental aim is to provide your children with the very best teaching alongside a broader education in preparation for life after school. We concentrate all of our training, expertise and time towards ensuring that both teaching and learning is effective and, indeed, enjoyable. Nevertheless there is always room for improvement, there can be no complacency and no ceiling to where we might aim to be in the years to come. 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
First day of term arrangements
The first day of the school term is Monday 7th September 2015. Please note the following arrangements:
8.50 – Year 11 students come into school and make their way to the hall
9.30 – Year 7 students come into school and make their way to the sports hall
9.55 – Year 8, 9, and 10 students come into school and make their way to their form room
10.55 – Break
11.15 – Lessons begin
9.30 – Year 12 students return (assembly with Mr Jones in the canteen)
10.00 – Year 13 students return (straight to form or assembly with Mr Jones in the canteen)
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 questionnaire. It 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