Parking

Thank you to everyone who kindly avoided the front of the Academy this week following our request due to work on the site opposite.  Thank you for showing consideration to our neighbours and for your help preventing any traffic problems in the vicinity. The safety of your children/our pupils is paramount and we can't do this without your help and co-operation.

Parking

We have today (8.2.18) received notification from Newland Homes (the developers of the housing complex opposite our school) that the old Police Station Car Park is to be fenced off and will no longer be available to use for parking.
If you drive your children to school, please drop them off away from the front of the school in the neighbouring streets.  The front of school is busy each morning and afternoon with school transport buses, taxis and public transport buses.  Can we please remind you that the area at the front of the school is a zigzag no stopping area, between 8am and 5pm.  Traffic Enforcement Officers regularly patrol the area, and will not hesitate to issue tickets if they witness a violation.
Thank you for your support – we all want to ensure the safety of our pupils arriving and leaving school.

£500 Contribution to The Enrichment Centre

Oakfield Fundraisers contribute £500 to Enrichment Centre As a result of the successful Travelling Book Fair which has helped to enhance the book stocks in the Enrichment Centre, Oakfield Fundraisers agreed to make an extra donation of £500 towards the cost of new shelving units for the Enrichment Centre. Librarian Mrs Perrett and Head of English Miss Hall are delighted to receive the donation and agree both students and staff will benefit from the new books and furnishings; she can’t wait to see the next phase of the library re-organisation finished. A very big thank you to parents for supporting the many events and to Oakfield Fundraisers, from all our students and staff.   Mrs Perrett Librarian

SOUTH WEST SPORTSHALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to Year 6 pupils Treya Creffield and Maya Uttley who represented Somerset in the recent SW Sportshall Championship.  The team achieved the Bronze Award. Treya’s events were hurdles, tripple jump and speed bounce, whilst Maya competed in the grand prix relay, standing long jump and balancing—great work both girls!  

 

Wednesday 31.1.18 After school Film Club

This weeks film club will be showing ' Alice in Wonderland' (PG), as this film is 104 minutes long club will finish slightly later than normal just before 5pm.

Black Swan Arts Exhibition – Frome

  If you enjoy painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, model making, drawing, digital media or any other form of creative art, you may like to enter the Black Swan Arts Young Open Exhibition – an art competition specifically for young people. You could have the chance to have your artwork displayed at Black Swan Arts gallery or win a one to one creative master class with a practising professional artist. This is the fifth annual Black Swan Arts Young Open and artwork selected will be shown at Black Swan Arts from Saturday 17 March to Saturday 7 April. Entries will be accepted until 16 February in three age categories: 8-11, 12-15 and 16 -19 years. All details are on our website www.blackswan.org.uk

Dementia Care fundraising event

On Friday 19th January the whole school joined a charity event in support of Dementia Care at the Royal United Hospital.  An ACORNS house competition was organised and all pupils cycled on spinning bikes to accumulate as many kilometres as possible.  The “N” tutor groups were the overall winners with 106.6kms, the Academy as a whole cycled 592.6kms during the day!  In total over £300 was raised for the Unit at the RUH which will be presented to them shortly.  Congratulations all staff and pupils.  
Thank you to Fusion Lifestyle at Frome Leisure Centre and the Train Station Gym for the loan of their spinning bikes.  A huge thank you also to Frome Town Council who kindly allowed their Town Rangers to help with the transportation of the bikes to and from our school.  

Support & Guidance Coffee Mornings

Support & Guidance coffee mornings for invited parents taking place on Wednesday mornings from 9.00 to 10.00 am Come along to meet staff within the Support & Guidance Department, and also have the opportunity to meet and discuss concerns with other parents. The first session starts Wednesday 24.1.18.

Spinning Bikes Activity Friday 19.1.18

Dementia Care at the Royal United Hospital Bath One of our parents recently cycled 400km across Asia to support this cause, and she asked if the school would lend their help.  Mrs Neilson will be visiting the school on Thursday and Friday to speak to the pupils about her trip, and what the Unit does at the hospital.  During Friday each child will have the opportunity to cycle on an electric spinning bike to see which house (ACORNS) can cycle the furthest.   Frome Leisure Centre and The Train Station Gym are very kindly letting us borrow some bikes from them for the day, and Frome Town Council Rangers have agreed to collect and return the bikes for us!   All pupils are asked to make a donation if possible, we suggest £1 each – but any donation would be greatly appreciated.  Staff will also be participating, and will have the opportunity to notch up miles during break and lunch times.   Pupils do not need to wear their PE kits for this activity, and school will operate as normal.  The event will be monitored by our Prefects, Sports Leaders and Sports Captains (who should wear their PE kit to school on the day).   Thank you in advance for your support for this worthwhile event.
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