Regarding the police statement that officers had attended a local school after a student was found with a knife, we would like to reassure parents and the wider community that this did not occur at Ormiston Park Academy and is not connected to our academy.
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 Wednesday 30th January between 5.00 and 7.00pm. Appointments will be on a first come first serve basis.
As the cold weather has hit since our return from Christmas we welcome the fact that students are arriving into the Academy dressed appropriately in warm winter coats. A polite reminder that according to our uniform policy that only black coats are permitted inside the Academy buildings and all non-black coats will need to be removed once inside the building including movement between lessons and at food breaks.
Wednesday (January 9th) is Year 11 Progress evening. To sign up for an appointment to meet your child’s teacher, please click “Book Progress Evening” at the top of the homepage and login using the information provided on the handout given to students before the Christmas break. If you have any issues logging in/setting up an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we will be happy to assist. We hope to see you there!
This Wednesday (December 5th) is Year 10 Progress evening. To sign up for an appointment to meet your child’s teacher, please click "Book Progress Evening" at the top of the homepage and login using the information provided on the handout given to students last week. If you have any issues logging in/setting up an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we will be happy to assist. We hope to see you there!
A spokesperson for the Academy said: “We can confirm that an incident took place at the academy yesterday morning, involving one student carrying a prohibited item in their possession. As soon as we became aware, we took immediate action to contain the situation, in which no student or staff member was hurt, and we informed all the relevant authorities. The item in question was recovered immediately and the student involved was taken off-site. “We have been providing support to the small number of students who were made aware of the prohibited item and have also spoken at length with [...]
A contained incident took place at the Academy yesterday, in which immediate action was taken and all the relevant authorities were informed. The safety and security of all our students and staff is our number one priority, the Academy is treating this with the utmost seriousness. Students are safe to attend the Academy today, and a fuller statement will be released shortly. If any parents/carers have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Academy at reception.
Ormiston Park Academy are pleased to announced that Splatt Media have produced photographs for Shakespeare Schools that took place at Southend Palace Theatre on 13th November 2018 If you are a parent/guardian wishing to purchase photographs of your child you will need a passcode. Please contact Mrs Bridge by emailing [email protected] Once you have the code, you are able to purchase the photos from the Splatt Media website.
Year 11 Mock Exams 3rd December 2018 to 11th December 2018 Year 11 mock exams start on Monday 3rd December. Students should attend school as normal and will be in either their timetabled lesson or an exam. Students should bring their own equipment. Mobile phones must be switched off and left in bags during exams.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]