Last Week of Term -After school Clubs

Please note that the only After school Clubs running the last week of term (17.12.18) will be as follows-


Film Club-Wednesday 19.12.18

KS3 Cooking on Thursday 20.12.18

Key Stage 2 Homework Club

Key Stage 3 Homework club the last one will be 17.12.18.



Dear Parent.
We had huge IT problems at the start of this academic year which was a nationwide issue with the company involved and not something we had any control over.  This had an impact on the systems we use such as Parentpay.  Updates were communicated via our website, Facebook information page and e-mails. We would like to thank you for your patience in this matter.
The link to Parentpay has been resolved and you are able to access information regarding purchases made in the canteen.  Please be aware that there was a backlog of information input into the system so it may look like numerous items were purchased on the same day.  This would not be possible as there is a limit to purchases; it refers to when the purchases were entered onto the system.
Some accounts now require funds added to them following the purchases made during September and October in particular, and we are asking parents to do this by the end of January 2019.
If you have any queries regarding Parentpay, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Palfrey in the Finance Office.
Thank you once again for your support and patience.
Mrs Wells
Business Manager/SLT

School Council pupil reps

Out new School Council Repos for 2018-2019.

Parent Workshop Thursday 13.12.18

We invite all parents and carers of Academy pupils to the first in a series of Parents’ Information Sessions.

The topic of the first session will be Online Gaming and will be hosted by Oakfield parent, author and journalist Keith Stuart, who until recently held the position of Gaming Editor for The Guardian newspaper and wrote the bestselling novel ‘A Boy Made of Blocks’.

The session will take place on Thursday 13th December 2018 and will run twice – 2-3pm and 6-7pm.

Venue: Enrichment Centre.  Refreshments will be available.


Are you, like thousands of other parents across the country, concerned about the impact that the time spent playing online games (such as Fortnite) is having on your child’s physical, social and emotional health?

Do you think they are impacting on family life and academic success at school?

This session will seek to address some of the issues and challenge the myths around online multi-player games. There will be a short presentation followed by plenty of time for questions.

If you think you would like to attend either of the two sessions, please contact the Academy Reception to reserve a place.


Phone:            01373 462539

We look forward to seeing you there.

Cyclo Cross Final -Postponed

Please note that the planned Cyclo Cross final at Selwood on Thursday 29.11.18 has been postponed.

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.