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.

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.

After School Film Club

Wednesday After school Film club.

Please note that with immediate effect we will no longer be selling refreshments at after school film club.

This weeks film (10.10.18) will be Gnomeo & Juliet (PG)