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
2014/15 Year Start Details
Start of Year Arrangements
Students should return to school on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at the following times:
Year 7 - Arrive 08.50am
Year 11 - Arrive 09.30am
Year 8 - Arrive 09.50am
Year 9 - Arrive 10.10am
Year 10 - Arrive 10.30am
Sixth Form - Arrive 10.00am (Canteen)
Students should arrive in full school uniform. They will report to the hall for an assembly before being dismissed to their new rooms where they will be given all their necessary information to begin the school year. Lessons will commence at period 3.
During the first 3 days back at school after the summer break Year 7 students will finish school early at 14.50.
The School Day
The school day will be changing to the following:
08.50 – 08.55 Morning Registration
08.55 – 09.55 Period 1
09.55 – 10.55 Period 2
10.55 – 11.15 Morning Break
11.15 – 12.15 Period 3
12.15 – 12.45 Period 4a (lunch) – Year 7 and Year 11
12.45 – 13.15 Period 4b (lunch) – Year 9 and Sixth Form
13.15 – 13.45 Period 4c (lunch) – Year 8 and Year 10
13.45 – 14.45 Period 5
14.45 – 15.00 Afternoon Registration / Assembly
Exam Results 2014
Congratulations to all of our students for their successes in the 2014 season.
HEADLINES now follow......
One student secured 9A*/A grades
Eleven students secured at least 5 A*/A grades
More than 30 students in Mathematics secured a A*/A grade
There was a big increase in A-C passes In 11 out of the 17 subjects offered and a significant increase in A*/A grades across a number of subjects
174 students passed in both English and Mathematics
159 students passed in both English,Mathematics and at least three other subjects
We are proud of you all and congratulate you on your well deserved successes