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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.

Olivia Butler-Stroud

St John’s First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College Hi, I’m Olivia! I went to Oakfield and then went onto Frome College afterwards. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do growing up, so I decided to study the things I enjoyed the most: art-based subjects, although I also studied Biology and English Lit. I then went on to do an art and design foundation course at the City of Bath College. I was able to try a variety of different artistic mediums which allowed me to decided what I really wanted to study – 3D Games Art. With this in mind, I went to the University of Hertfordshire. I now work at the Creative Assembly as an Environment Artist on Halo Wars 2.

Harrison Butler-Stroud

  St John’s First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College Hi, I’m Harry! I joined Oakfield in 2005 and left in 2009 for Frome Community College; I’m now in my second year studying International Relations at the University of Cambridge. In my spare time I row, get involved with widening access to the university through tours and talks, as well as finding plenty of time to hang around with friends. At Oakfield I competed in public speaking championships and ran short-distance (100m, 4x100m) for the school. Afterwards, for my GCSEs, I made sure to do a language, which I’d definitely recommend. When I eventually applied to university, I found the first time round I wasn’t totally happy with the course I’d applied for and my offers, and so decided to do a gap year and find the perfect place for me. This is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and so I’d always advise that you make sure you’re doing what you love!

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.

NicholasTruelove

Nicholas Truelove Trinity First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College / City of Bath College / University of Salford   I was a pupil back in 1985 – 1989. My days at Oakfield were happy and productive days.  Form tutors included Mrs Gregory, Mr Hicks, Miss Turnbull and Mr Davis.  The four years spent at Oakfield included some great memories such as Charterhouse, a French Trip to Normandy, Bastille Day celebrations and using modern technology such as the cutting edge BBC B micro computers in the computer room.  I joined in on school productions with minor parts as one of Fagins boys in Oliver, and a father to the bride in Peer Gynt.   Other highlights include dressing as a Vicar in the RE room on a hot summer day and then passing out!   Following Oakfield, I ventured on to Frome Community College and achieved an average set of GCSE results consisting of a number of B and C grades.   Whilst looking to take on some A Levels, I also wanted to learn about Surveying, as I wanted to have an outdoor type career.  As a back-up, I applied and successfully gained a place on a BTEC National Diploma in Construction.  During the 2 year course I became more interested in Construction Technology and, due to being a keen drawer, I found preparing technical drawings of buildings hugely rewarding.  I then opted to undertake a Building Surveying degree at the University of Salford and achieved a 2:1.   During the degree, I spent a year in industry assisting McDonald’s Restaurants Project Managers with the development programme of opening 100 restaurants in a year and building restaurants in 48 hours and then 24 hours.   Following completion of the degree, I was focused to gain a Building Surveying role and was successful in gaining a graduate role at a Private Practice in Epping, Essex with Stace LLP.  I successfully gained sufficient experience and passed on my first attempt the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence in 2000.  Whilst having worked at a number of practices in Essex, I am now a Senior Associate at Stace LLP.  My work is varied and fulfilling including recent roles of managing and undertaking a building survey programme for the Royal Household which included surveys of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.  Other surveys undertaken during my career include Silverstone Race Circuit, convenience stores, public houses, old peoples homes, industrial buildings and residential properties.  As a Building Surveyor, I also manage construction projects in the role of Employers Agent.  In the role of Employers Agent I have worked with a team of other professionals in the construction of a new campus for the City of Westminster College and other large developments schemes ranging from £2m to £60m.  Other professional work I undertake includes defect analysis, neighbourly matters and the role of Surveyor in accordance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.   I am lucky to have a rewarding 20 year long (to date) career and am extremely grateful for the support that Oakfield provided me whilst I was a pupil.

£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

Lost property

We have lots of lost property on our stage awaiting collection. Please come into the Academy if your child is missing any items.

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.
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