Parentpay Update

Parentpay update
We have now entered all the purchases made in the kitchen during the last half term. These may have been input at quiet times; when the kitchen were not operational, in half term etc. This means your account may show purchases made at different times than you were expecting. 
Parentpay is now fully operational and you are able to pay for these items, top up your account and also pay for trips and other activities. You can still bring cash/cheques to Reception if you prefer.
Many thanks for your patience and understanding in this matter.

Support & Guidance Coffee Morning 14.11.18 9.00 – 10.00

This will be a discussion around sleep anxiety and sleep related issues along with coffee and refreshments. The school nurse will be attending to answer any questions that people may have   for example reading concerns, or simply to share experiences and ideas with others.

Please advise the Academy Office if you will be attending.



Thursday 8.11.18

Oakfield Academy are intending to be open as usual tomorrow- Thursday 8.11.18.

Thank you for all your support today

Urgent Message

Due to the extreme conditions, the school site is currently experiencing flooding and heating failure.  Regrettably, we have decided to close the site while the situation is improved ready for business as usual tomorrow.  Pupils will not be allowed to leave the site unless we have received confirmation from you (earliest 10.30).  Please confirm with the pupil’s name, class and either ‘Home’, ‘Collect’ or ‘Stay’ to either: or or by phone on (01373)462539/463832/472991.  Obviously we will answer calls as quickly as possible, please bear with us!  Bus pupils will be kept until 3pm unless you are able to collect sooner. Apologies and thank you for your support, you will appreciate this decision has not been taken lightly.

Behaviour System

Following a review of our behaviour system we will be texting parents to highlight excellent effort and attitude to work. We will also be texting parents to let them know when pupils have needed to leave lessons due to poor behaviour. 
Shout out: Please ask xxxx how xxxxx went today.
Unfortunately xxxx had to leave their xxxx lesson today due to poor choices/behaviour.

Parking around the School

Please could we remind parents who are driving pupils to and from school to be considerate to our neighbours, whilst also considering the safety of our pupils.

Please refrain from parking on pavements, blocking driveways or parking in private spaces.  There is also no stopping on the zig-zags around the school as clearly signposted.

Thank you very much for your support and


Support & Guidance Coffee mornings

Coffee Mornings take place every Wednesday (the first is on 7.11.18) with our Support & Guidance team from 9.00 to 10.00 am. This is your space and time to share worries, concerns or have discussions with staff, PFSA’s and other parents.  We would like you to suggest themes and topics that you would like discussed during these hour slots, so we can focus them around your requirements and interests.  First session would be an informal hello, introduction over coffee and a chance to put your thoughts out there.  We would be grateful if you could let Support & Guidance know if you plan to join us at these sessions so we can cater for everyone where beverages and biscuits are concerned.  At times we shall be sharing these slots with outside agencies and professionals….. CAMHS link workers, PCSO’s etc.

Future Coffee Mornings and themes are as follows –


14.11.18 The school nurse will be talking about sleep problems in children and techniques to combat this.

21.11.18 PCSO Gary Maule will be talking about keeping safe/alerting parents to drugs in the area/bulling etc and how it is dealt with.

28.11.18 Support & Guidance will be talking about Thrive and emotion coaching techniques.

5.12.18 The School Nurse/CAMHs link worker will be talking about anxiety in children and self help tips.

12.12.18 The School Nurse will be talking about healthy eating/concerns around children’s eating.

19.12.18 General wind down for Christmas- feedback from parents & ideas for the next half term.

School Games SILVER Mark Award

We are delighted to announce that Oakfield Academy have achieved the School Games SILVER Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

 The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year include:

* Termly Intra-Form Competitions

* Two successful Sports Days

* Top-up Swimming Courses

* Wide variety of Area and County Sports Finals attended

* Large selection of Sports After School Clubs

* Team of KS3 Sports Leaders

With a number of young people competing in local inter school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to our PE Department.  We look forward to applying again in 2019.


Current Year 8 Pupils- Moving on

Is your child moving to Frome College in September 2019?  Please note that the deadline for applications is the 31st October 2018.  All applications need to be made on the Somerset website and search Secondary School Application.  Places at Frome college will be confirmed on the 1st March 2019.  Telephone 0300 123 2224 if you have a query.