Announcements 2018-02-02T13:33:49+00:00
811, 2018

Wise Campaign

November 8th, 2018|

On the evening of Monday 12th November from 6pm - 8:30pm, OPA Science dept. have once again invited the organisation called WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) to deliver the People Like Me event, WISE campaign for gender balance in science, technology and engineering, therefore the event is for girls only and we extend the invitation for a female relative to accompany them. If you have received a letter, please return the reply slip to Ms Thacker or Miss Chan as soon as possible. If you are interested and would like a letter or more information, please see or call [...]

2910, 2018

Year 11 Focused Revision

October 29th, 2018|

Year 11 Focused Revision is on Monday 29th - Wednesday 31st October. Students must be onsite at 9am in the OPA6 lecture theatre, and should not arrive before 8:45am. They can wear their own clothes and only need to bring something to write with and their Maths, English and Science books if they have them. Only students who returned their reply slips to Mrs Thacker confirming their attendance should attend. There will be further opportunities for other Year 11 students over the year ahead.

410, 2018

West Ham Soccer Schools

October 4th, 2018|

As a partner of West Ham United Foundation we are delighted to be able to invite your pupils to the launch of our unique programme in collaboration with British Esports Association, London Sport and Archery GB! This FREE programme aims to use Esports as a hook to get young people to participate in a range of physical activity during school holidays or extracurricular time. These FREE sessions will consist of individuals taking part in Football, eSports and Archery on a rotational basis throughout each day. Sessions are available for pupils aged 14-19 years old with the programme being delivered at [...]

2409, 2018

Opportunity Thurrock

September 24th, 2018|

Year 10 have been invited to attend Opportunity Thurrock at Tilbury Terminal on Wednesday 3rd October 2018. To view this letter, please click here.

1709, 2018

Sue’s Schoolwear update

September 17th, 2018|

Dear Parent / Carers We are processing all outstanding orders of about 41 and these will be complete by the end of this week. As we complete orders we will be texting those parents to say they are able to collect from school. As a batch are complete we will bring them to the school complete with the childs first initial and surname for easy collection. Therefore we are hoping that by Wednesday am there will be the first batch to arrive in to school. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. Thank you

1209, 2018

Sue’s Schoolwear

September 12th, 2018|

Dear Parent / Carers Due to family illness, Sue’s Schoolwear will only be open at the following times: Thursday 13th 2-6pm Friday 14th 2-6pm Saturday 15th 10-4pm Monday 17th 2-6pm Tuesday 18th 2-6pm Thursday 20th 2-6pm Friday 21st 2-6pm Saturday 22nd 10-3pm   They have delivered to us a number of outstanding orders. You should have received a text or phone call if your order has been delivered to the school. Your order can be collected from today at Reception between 7:00am and 4:30pm. If you would prefer your child to collect your order, please contact reception to give permission [...]

509, 2018

Student Cards

September 5th, 2018|

Dear Parent/Guardian Year 7 ParentPay activation letters have been handed out to students this afternoon, and cashless cards will be issued in tutor time tomorrow morning (Thursday 6th September 2018). If students wish to purchase food and drink from the canteen tomorrow, funds will need to be loaded beforehand. Thank you

309, 2018

Welcome Back!

September 3rd, 2018|

Dear Parents/ Carers We are looking forward to welcoming all our students back Wednesday 5th September at 8:30am. It has come to our attention that some families have been experiencing difficulties obtaining blazers, skirts and PE kit from Sue’s Schoolwear. If you have been affected by this, please send your child to school wearing as close as is possible to the expected uniform and then we can liaise further whilst issues are resolved.

2007, 2018

School transport update

July 20th, 2018|

Dear Parent/Carer Further to my letter to Thurrock Council below, I would like to encourage all to inform the Council of their concerns and questions via the dedicated email address: [email protected] I feel I must clarify strongly that the decisions currently being made around transport are NOT the decisions of the Academy, and we too have raised our concerns and questions over this matter. I can assure you we will be working on this matter with the Council with the aim of securing the best possible transport arrangements for our students.

1307, 2018

School Transport Update

July 13th, 2018|

Dear Parent/Carer, I am aware that Thurrock council have written to you recently regarding school transport for the new academic year. I ask that you please read the letter I too have written, which outlines the academy’s position on this matter. Please click on this link to view letter

407, 2018

Year 7 Progress Evening

July 4th, 2018|

As we approach the end of the academic year, we warmly invite you to attend the Year 7 Progress Evening to discuss your child/dependent’s progress as they approach the start of their Year 8 studies. During this evening you will have the opportunity to meet with your child/dependent’s teachers to review the progress they have made since starting OPA and to set targets to help them reach their aspirations for the year ahead. The evening will be held on Thursday 5th July between 3.30 and 7.00pm.

2706, 2018

In Service Training (INSET) Days

June 27th, 2018|

As we work towards preparing for the start of the next year, the Governors have now agreed the date of the Academy’s final INSET day. This is to be: Monday 9th July 2018 Students will NOT be required to attend the Academy on this day. Governors have also agreed all five INSET days for the 2018/19 academic year and these are: Tuesday 4th September 2018 Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th January 2019 Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July 2019 Read full letter here

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