Inset Day – School Closed To Students

Friday 30th September is Inset Day. The school will therefore be closed to all students.

Year 8 & 9 Reading and Spelling Tests

3rd October – 21st October 2022

Launch of Parent Power

Invitations have been sent to Pupil Premium families to attend this session.

Work Experience Online Parent Meeting Yr 10 and Yr 12

You may already know that students in Year 10 and Year 12 go on Work Experience for a week during the year. They will have their opening assembly about this on Thursday this week, and the Education Business Partnership, who organise these for us, will be in school to meet students. They will go through the paperwork students need to complete, about the option to find their own placement (and what to do then), and what opportunities are open to them.

As it is not always certain that students bring all the information from assemblies home, and you will need to help them fill in paperwork and so on to organise this, the EBP are offering an online session to for parents to go through things. This will be at 6pm on Wednesday 5 October. I’ll be there with Ms Harry, who runs the Year 12 programme, and between us we’ll hope to answer all your questions about what should be a really enjoyable and productive week.

The link to the meeting on 5 October has been sent to all Year 10 and Year 12 parents via ParentMail.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Watson – Head of Sixth Form, Careers and Enrichment

Changes to the school day – 6th October 2022

In order for us to prepare for our upcoming Open Evening on Thursday 6th October, the academy will close to all students at 1.20pm. The canteen will also be closed to students on this day at lunchtime. Students in receipt of free school meals (FSM) will be encouraged to eat at first break or offered a take home packed lunch. We will contact FSM families shortly with further details.

Open Evening 2022

Changes to the school day – Friday 7th October 2022

Friday 7th October the school will open 1 hour later than normal at 9.20am with all students on site by 9.30am. Students should go straight to tutor time and commence lesson 2 at 10.00am.
I would like to thank you for all of your support and understanding during this important time for Oxford Spires Academy.

House Sport – Football

Monday 10th – Friday 14th October 2022

Year 7 10th October 2022
Year 8 11th October 2022
Year 9 12th October 2022
Year 10 13th October 2022
Year 11 14th October 2022

FOSA Meeting – AGM

On Wednesday 12th October the Friends of Oxford Spires Academy (FOSA) will be holding our Annual General Meeting, 6.30 – 7.30 pm in the library at school. You are all very welcome!

FOSA are a group of parents who hold events to raise money for the school. As a parent or carer you are automatically a member of FOSA and welcome to come to our meetings (full list for the year are on the webpage) We’re always looking for more parents to join us! There are lots of ways you can get involved, giving a little bit of your time to support the school. FOSA meetings are also a great opportunity to meet parents, ask questions and discuss issues. Mr Dixon acts as a link between FOSA and the school and comes to many of our meetings.

At the AGM in October we will have a report on last year’s activities, elect the FOSA Committee and plan what we’re going to do this coming year. We hope to see you there! But if you can’t come to the meeting and you’d like to find out how to get involved just email Julia on osafriends@gmail.com.

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to 3 long standing members of FOSA, Nicki, Charlie and Juliet, who are stepping down this year. They have contributed so much to FOSA and the school over very many years.

Year 11 Parents’ Evening – Online

Thursday 20th October 4.30pm – 7.00pm

The booking system for Year 11 Parents’ Evening opens at 9.00am Wednesday 5th October until – Wednesday 19th October 2022 (noon).

How to book:
Please visit: https://oxfordspiresacademy.schoolcloud.co.uk To log in you will need to use the information that we hold on our school data base (e.g. the same email address as your ParentMail account).

If you require any assistance booking your appointments, please see the attached booking guide or feel free to contact me.

Sandra Poyser – Marketing, Communication and Events Manager

Last day of term 1

Friday 21st October 2022

First day of term 2

Monday 31st October 2022

Year 11 Mock Exams

Monday 31st October – Friday 11th November 2022

Meet The Tutors – Year 7

Monday 31st October 2022

Now that our Year 7s have had some time to settle into Spires, I would like to invite you to come and meet their Form Tutors.

The Form Tutor plays an essential role in our students’ holistic provision and support, as they are the one constant member of staff that sees your child every morning, every day. This will give you the opportunity to be clear of the roles and responsibilities of the Form Tutor and to meet them, to ask them specific questions about your child.

Our Form Tutors will be part of your child’s experience at school, right through to Year 11.

The Meet the Tutors Afternoon will be held on Monday 31st October, from 4.00pm to 5.00pm in the Theatre.

FOSA Meeting

Wednesday 2nd November 2022 6.30-7.30pm
All welcome – Oxford Spires Academy Library

Year 13 Mock Exams

Monday 7th November – Friday 18th November 2022

Sixth Form Open Evening

Thursday 17th November 2022 17.30-19.00pm

House Sport -Rugby (Boys) Netball (Girls)

Monday 5th December – Friday 9th December 2022

Year 7 Parents’ Evening (online)

Wednesday 7th December 2022 4.40-7.00pm
More information to follow

Year 13 Parents’ Evening (online)

Wednesday 14th December 2022
4.30-7.00pm
More information to follow

Last day of term 2

Tuesday 20th December 2022

Inset Day

Tuesday 3rd January 2023
School closed to students

First day of term 3

Wednesday 4th January 2023

Presentation Evening

Thursday 5th January 2023
By invitation only

FOSA Meeting

Wednesday 11th January 2023
OSA Library – 6.30-7.30pm

Sixth Form Open Evening 2 (online)

Thursday 19th January 2023
More information to follow

Key Stage 4 Options Evening

Thursday 26th January 2023
More information to follow

House Sport X Country

Monday 30th – Tuesday 31st January 2023

House Sport – Badminton

Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd February 2023

Year 9 Parents’ Evening (online)

Thursday 2nd February 2023 4.30-7.00pm
More information to follow

Year 11 Mocks

Monday 6th – Friday 10th February 2023

Last day of term 3

Friday 10th February 2023

First day of term 4

Monday 20th February 2023

Year 11 Mock Exams

Monday 20th – Friday 24th February 2023

Year 13 Mock Exams

Monday 20th February – Friday 3rd March 2023

FOSA Meeting

Wednesday 1st March 2023

Year 10 Work Experience Week

Monday 6th – Friday 10th March 2023

ESOL Exams

Monday 13th – Friday 17th March 2023

House Sport – Basketball

Monday 20th – Friday 24th March 2023

Year 12 Parents’ Evening (online)

Thursday 23rd March 2023 4.30-7.00pm

Last day of term 4

Friday 31st March 2023

First day of term 5

Monday 17th April 2023

Mock Language Orals

Monday 17th – Friday 21st April 2023

GCSE Oral Exams

Monday 24th – Friday 28th April 2023

FOSA Meeting

Wednesday 26th April 2023
6.30-7.30pm OSA Library

Year 10 Mocks

Tuesday 2nd – Friday 12th May 2023

A level Oral Exams

Tuesday 2nd – Wednesday 3rd May 2023

Year 8 Parents’ Evening (online)

Thursday 4th May 2023

Steps Students – Work Experience

Monday 8th – Friday 12th May 2023

Public Exams

Monday 15th May – Friday 23rd June 2023

House Sport – Cricket

Monday 15th – Thursday 18th May 2023

Last day of term 5

Friday 26th May 2023

First day of term 6

Monday 5th June 2023

FOSA Meeting

Wednesday 14th June 2023
6.30-7.30pm
OSA Library

Year 10 Parents’ Evening (online)

Thursday 15th June 2023
4.30-7.00pm
more information to follow

ESOL Exams

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd June 2023

Year 12 Mock Exams

Monday 26th – Friday 30th June 2023

Rising Year 12 Induction

Monday 26th June – Wednesday 28th June 2023

House Sport – Softball/Rounders

Monday 26th – Thursday 29th June 2023

Year 6 Transition Days

Thursday 29th – Friday 30th June 2023

Rising Year 7 Parents’ Evening

Monday 3rd July 2023

Year 12 Work Experience Week

Monday 10th – Friday 14th July 2023

Sports Awards’ Evening

Thursday 13th July 2023

Last day of term 6

Friday 14th July 2023

Inset Days

Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th July 2023