2nd April 2019
Journey to Curiosityland
On Tuesday 2nd April our ‘Showtime’ enrichment group performed a fantastic musical in which 3 girls explored ‘Curiosityland’ and met all the people that lived there. The students showcased a range of dance, drama and musical pieces. Audience participation was very much obliged as the narrator introduced each scene. A massive well done to all the cast and... Read more.
30th March 2019
Oak Leaders assist at Dorset School Games
A selection of Year 9 students who had attended leadership training days back in November and December were asked to attend the Dorset School Games Spring Finals at St Mary’s school in Shaftesbury. Near to 400 primary school students were in attendance at the event and the Oak leaders were tasked to run the indoor... Read more.
23rd March 2019
Cake Sale for Cancer Research
Charity begins at home but gets a little help from school! Lots of homemade cakes made their way into school during Tuesday break time…although with staff and students eager for the treats and to contribute to charity, they did not last long! In just 25 minutes £53.25 had been raised. Year 7 student Roxanne Hammett,... Read more.
22nd March 2019
Year 9 Anthony McGowan visit
On Thursday 21st March, Oak Academy welcomed celebrated author Anthony McGowan, whose titles include ‘The Donut Diaries’, ‘Pike’, ‘Henry Tumour’ and ‘The Knife That Killed Me’, which has since been turned into a very successful him. He won over our year 9s, delivering engaging and humorous anecdotes about his life as a writer for young... Read more.
21st March 2019
Year 11 GCSE Drama trip
On Thursday the 21st March, our year 11 GCSE Drama group had the opportunity to visit the capital to watch a live theatre production, as an essential element of their GCSE course. The students made the most of their time in London, first with a visit to the Science Museum, to learn more about space and... Read more.
19th February 2019
High Aspirations Conference
Students in Year 11 took part today in Ambitions Academies Trust first High Aspiration Conference, targeted at students aiming for the top grades, in their GCSE exams this summer. 49 students from Oak Academy, LeAf Studio and St. Aldhelm’s Academy came together for a day of English, Maths and Science revision, led by Twenty-Twenty Revision.... Read more.
15th February 2019
Term 3 Newsletter
We are delighted to share with all of our students and parents / carers our Term 3 Newsletter. It’s been a busy term but the bulk of the year is now behind us! We have a few months left to push on with our exam classes and make sure that Key Stage 3 students continue... Read more.
3rd February 2019
With the latest “Beast from the East” storm hitting the UK’s shores, there was the usual decision facing schools up and down the length and breadth of the country on Friday 1st February as to whether to close or stay or open for students who were able to travel safely. There was “snow-way” Oak was... Read more.
31st January 2019
Indoor Rowing Competition
12 students from Year 7 and 8 took part in the annual Dorset School Games Indoor Rowing qualifier for Bournemouth Schools. Students were required to row for 2 minutes (Year 7) and 3 minutes (Year 8) in a head to head competition with the furthest distance recorded being the one who wins the race! There... Read more.
16th January 2019
On Monday 15th January, 42 students and 4 staff arrived from the North East of China from 2 different schools. We kicked things off with a welcome assembly, where Oak GYAP ambassadors told our visitors about the school, local area and what life was like in England. Apparently our guest really liked the idea of... Read more.