Parent Update 30th September 2022

September 30th, 2022

Please see the latest Parent Update – 30th September 2022 which also includes a safeguarding update

Parent Update Edition 1 Sept 2022
Dealing With Grief

Oracy Culture Award

September 20th, 2022

Oxford Spires is delighted to announce that we have won the English-Speaking Union’s Oracy Culture Award, 2022. This is the only national award which recognises and celebrates those schools placing oracy at the heart of their curriculum and each year one school is chosen as the secondary school winner. The ESU said that our range of oracy opportunities and the commitment to expanding the reach of programmes was “inspiring”.

External competitions are a big part of Spires, of course, and in the last five years, we have reached the regional final of the Mock Trial three times and the national final of the ESU Churchill competition twice. Year 7 and 8 students have an unbeaten record in the local New College Debate. Importantly, as students have witnessed and heard about each other’s successes, more and more have become involved, creating a virtuous cycle of widening participation. Last year, over half of the school participated in extra-curricular oracy events.

But it’s not just about extra-curricular work. Oracy is at the heart of what Spires does. From debates and “Dance Card” discussions in History, to using speaking frames and sentence builders in MFL to encourage students to use humour and express personal and unusual ideas, we put articulate speaking at the centre of our learning.

Ms Morris, Mr Hart and Dr Watson, who work in enrichment, are all keen to meet students who would like to participate in this year’s extra-curricular speaking. If your child would like to be involved, please encourage them to go along to one of the clubs, check their Outlook email or with their tutor for information, or talk to one of the enrichment staff.

Dr Jackie Watson – Head of Sixth Form, Careers and Enrichment

Monday 19th September 2022 – Bank Holiday

September 12th, 2022

Following the announcement of the Queen’s State Funeral date over the weekend, this is just to confirm that Oxford Spires Academy will be observing Monday 19th September as a Bank Holiday.  The school will be closed to all staff and students on this day.

Uniform Collection

August 31st, 2022

Uniform ordered via the Price and Buckland website for the start of the September term will be available to collect from school reception on Thursday 1st September 12:00noon – 3:00pm and Friday 2nd September between 9:00am – 12:00noon.

GCSE Results 2022

August 25th, 2022

We are absolutely delighted to report our exceptional 2022 GCSE results, the first set of results since 2019 for which students took a full complement of examinations. Improvements have been made this year against the last set of formal examinations and have continued the impressive results gained over the last few years.

We are tremendously proud of all our students’ excellent results. They have worked hard through the most difficult of times. Despite this, the numbers of students gaining passes and strong passes has continued to rise. The number of grades 7 to 9 has also increased and students have achieved the necessary levels for the next stage in their education. We are delighted to be able to congratulate them in person today. We also want to thank parents and staff who have supported them throughout their exam years.

The percentage of students achieving a Grade 4 in English and Maths is to 71% and those achieving a Grade 5 in English and Maths is a tremendous 52%
In English, 79% of students achieved the Grade 4 and above, with 67% achieving the Grade 5 or above. In Maths, 76% gained a Grade 4 or above, and 55% gained a Grade 5 or above. Well done to all the students and teaching staff for their hard work and dedication in making this possible.

Due to the changing nature of qualifications, no school is able to publish an accurate and official progress 8 figure until the Department for Education releases this later in the Autumn term. However, we have seen an excellent initial figure that has been calculated on the 2019 data. This gives us a positive score again showing that students who study at Oxford Spires Academy make more progress than other students do from similar starting points nationally.

These results are a testament of the impact that Oxford Spires Academy has on the outcomes and life chances of its students.

In addition there have been some exceptional individual student outcomes. We are absolutely delighted that hard work, dedication and fantastic teaching has enabled our students to achieve the very best grades across the board. The students below have achieved a fantastic array of top grades across their GCSE and BTec subjects.

• Nora Jepson: 10x Grade 9s and 3x Grade 8s
• Herbie Austin-Baker: 8x Grade 9s, 3x Grade 8s and a Grade 7
• Freya Hull: 7x Grade 9s, 4x Grade 8s & 1x Grade 7
• George Schwebel: 6x Grade 9s, 3 Grade 8s & 2 Grade 7s
• Anton Zebisch: 10 Grade 9s, 3 x Grade 8s
• Charlotte Olley: 6 Grade 9s, 4x Grade 8s & 2 Grade 7s
• Ayesha Chorley: 5 Grade 9s, 6x Grade 8s & 1x Grade 7

Our GCSE results along with our A Level results clearly show the sustained progress that Oxford Spires Academy continues to make, despite the challenges over the last three academic years. We would like to congratulate all our students on their well-deserved success and thank the teaching staff, the governors and of course the parents, who have guided and supported them. I am incredibly proud to be the incoming Principal of such a progressive, positive and successful school.

Rich Corry
Principal

A Level Results 2022

August 18th, 2022

Sixth Form Press Release

A-LEVEL RESULTS AT OXFORD SPIRES ACADEMY

Thursday 18th August 2022

 

 

Oxford Spires Academy’s Sixth Formers continue to go from strength to strength!

Once again, Oxford Spires is delighted with another set of excellent A level results. Despite a difficult year nationally, and the legacy of Covid, Year 13 students showed that hard work and determination lead to success.

Oxford Spires is a school that prides itself on education for the community it serves in East Oxford. The vast majority of the year group go to university, and have met their UCAS offers. We are pleased to see three heading to Oxford University this year: Martyn Conmy going to Queen’s College to read History and Politics; Alex Dunn to Trinity to read Modern Languages; and Gaby Reynolds to Worcester College for Mathematics and Computer Science.

We congratulate all students, and particularly those with top grades, in a year group where A level results have hit the headlines. Our top performers this year, and their university courses, are:

• Martin Conmy – English Literature A*; Politics A*; History A*; Extended Project A (University of Oxford: History and Politics)
• Alex Dunn – French A*; Maths A*; Music B; Extended Project A (University of Oxford: Modern Languages)
• Flora Pizey – Art A*; History A*; Philosophy and Ethics A* (Art Foundation)
• Kai Mattinson – Chemistry A; Computing A*; Maths A*; Further Maths A (University of Bath: Computer Science)
• Erin Reynolds – Maths A*; Further Maths A; German A*; English Literature A (Gap Year)
• Gaby Reynolds – Maths A*; Further Maths A*; Physics A; History B (University of Oxford: Maths and Computer Science)
• Rani Khanafer – Chemistry A; Maths A*; Further Maths A; Physics A (Imperial College, University of London: Physics)
• Buster Van der Geest – Drama A*; German A; History A; Extended Project A (University of St Andrews: History)
• Cian Anderson – Art A*; Computing A; Music A (University of Buckinghamshire: 3D Games Art)
• Shannon Ghee – Biology A; History A; Extended Certificate Sport Distinction* (University of Bath: Health and Exercise Science)

Head of Sixth Form, Dr Jackie Watson, comments, “I am delighted to see so many of our Year 13 doing so well in a year that has been tough for everyone. These were their first external exams, because of Covid, and they proved to themselves that they could do it! I wish them all every success at university, in apprenticeships and in their future careers.”

Oxford Spires Academy – Newsletter

July 15th, 2022

Here is our latest school newsletter. Please enjoy the read.

Changes to the timings of the school day – Sept 2022

June 20th, 2022

From September 2022 we shall be changing the timings of the school day. This will be five days a week.

The new timings will be as follows:

08:30 – 09:00 – Tutor time
09:00 – 10:00 – Period 1
10-00 – 11:00 – Period 2
11:00 – 11:20 – Break
11:20 – 12:20 – Period 3
12:20 – 13:20 – Period 4
13:20 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 – Period 5

Pride Month at OSA including a non-uniform day

June 17th, 2022

At OSA, we are supporting Pride Month. Pride Month is about acceptance, equality, celebrating the work of LGBTQ+ people, education in LGBTQ+ history and raising awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. It also calls for people to remember how damaging homophobia was and still can be. Pride is all about being proud of who you are no matter who you love.

To celebrate this, the school will be looking at the History of LGBTQ+ to educate and raise awareness during tutor time; and running a ‘Design a Postcard’ competition based on the theme ‘Kindness’.

As well as this, we are having a non-uniform day on Friday 24 June. The theme will be ‘bright colours’. All money raised will be split between;The Proud Trust–a organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs; and; MindOut– a mental health service working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

We ask all students to donate a minimum of £1 on the day. Money will be collected at the entrance to the school at the start of the day so please make sure your child has some cash on them!

Regarding what to wear, there are a few rules. Please make sure that there are no items of clothing with offensive words or images on them, footwear needs to be safe for school, so no ‘slides’, sandals or other open toed shoes, and no high heels. For the safeguarding of all students, clothing must not be revealing or see through.

We ask that all outdoor coats are removed in classrooms and that hoods, hats/caps are not to be worn inside. Head coverings such as scarfs/bandanas/durags are allowed to be worn inside and in lessons on this day. Please note that flags are not items of clothing and are not permitted as part of this day. 

We encourage students to wear bright colours!

All students must bring in their normal school bag and be equipped for learning. Regular school kit must be worn for PE lessons.

 

OSA Newsletter

May 27th, 2022

Achievements and Success Sept 21 – May 22

May 18th, 2022

Oxford Spires Academy is delighted to present to you a summary of our achievements and success throughout this academic year to date. With Years 11-13 now in formal exams, many for the first time, it is important to recognise and showcase many of the different enrichment opportunities students receive along their journey through the school. Having had three years of disruption to school trips, tours, enrichment activities, and a restriction of visiting speakers being able to attend the school site, we are now expanding the number of opportunities that students are able to engage with.

May 2022 Achievements Newsletter

OSA Newsletter April 8th

April 8th, 2022

Non Uniform Day

March 30th, 2022

As you may have read in the last newsletter, we are planning a non-uniform day this coming Friday, and it is not an April Fool’s joke! We are looking to raise as much money as possible, split equally between three excellent charities:

1. British Red Cross
2. Women’s Aid
3. Greggs Foundation

We ask all students to donate a minimum of £1 on the day. Money will be collected at the entrance to the school at the start of the day so please make sure your child has some cash on them!

Regarding what to wear, there are a few rules. Please make sure that there are no items of clothing with offensive words or images on them. Footwear needs to be safe for school, so no ‘sliders’, sandals or other open toed shoes, and no high heels. For the safeguarding of all students, clothing must not be revealing or see through.

We welcome students coming to school in their ethnic/cultural dress if they so wish. We ask that all outdoor coats are removed in classrooms and that hoods, hats/caps are not to be worn inside. Head coverings such as scarfs/bandanas/durags are allowed to be worn inside and in lessons on this day.

Year 12 Parents’ Evening

March 28th, 2022

The booking system for Year 12 Parents’ Evening is open now and closes Wednesday 6th April (4.00pm).

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 need any further assistance booking your appointments, please see the attached booking guide or feel free to contact Sandra Poyser.

Parent Evening Booking Guide

School Closure – Year 8 students only – Friday 25th March 2022

March 24th, 2022

Dear Parent/ Carer of Year 8

The school has seen a rise in the number of staff Covid-19 cases over the last 48 hours with new cases being reported today.  We have reviewed the cover needs for tomorrow, and the number of lessons that require cover and we have tried to secure external supply staff as well. Unfortunately, it has become clear that we will not be able to safely run the school at full capacity with the projected number of absent staff.  We are therefore going to close the school tomorrow for Year 8 students. 

Work for Year 8 will consist of live streamed lessons at their normal lesson time. Students will access these by opening Teams and clicking the blue “Join” button on the Year 8 Team when the lesson starts. They should have their exercise books or some paper and a pen available at the start of the lesson.

If you experience any ICT problems please email ictsupport@spires.anthemtrust.uk

If you have any other questions or concerns about the work please email mdixon@spires.anthemtrust.uk

Kind Regards

Maurice Dixon – Senior Vice Principal

School Closure Year 9 students only – Thursday 24th March 2022

March 23rd, 2022

Dear Parent/Carer of Year 9

The school has seen a rise in the number of staff Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours with new cases being reported this evening. We have reviewed the cover needs for tomorrow, and the number of lessons that require cover and we have tried to secure external supply staff as well. Unfortunately, it has become clear that we will not be able to safely run the school at full capacity with the projected number of absent staff. We are therefore going to close the school tomorrow for Year 9 students.

Work for Year 9 will consist of links to Oak National Academy lessons. Links to these will be sent out directly to students first thing tomorrow. I appreciate that this is short notice, but this is a fluid and fast-moving situation.

Thank you for your support.

Latest Newsletter

March 18th, 2022

Second Hand Uniform Sale

March 7th, 2022

Changes to the school calendar

March 1st, 2022

Please note that there are two changes to the school calendar:

The previously advertised staff INSET day for 11 March has been moved to 25 April. 11 March is therefore a normal school day for all students.
The end of Term 6 is now Tuesday 19 July.

OSA Newsletter 11th February 2022

February 14th, 2022

OSA Newsletter – 14th January 2022

January 14th, 2022

FOSA Meeting

January 11th, 2022

A quick reminder that our next FOSA meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday 12th, 6.30 – 7.30 pm. All parents and carers of children at the school are automatically members of FOSA and are most welcome to join the meeting. We’ll be discussing FOSA’s plans to fundraise for the school this year and would love your input, suggestions and support. It is also an opportunity to meet and chat with other parents.

We’re delighted that we’ll be joined by Mr Hebblethwaite and Mr Dixon who look forward to talking with FOSA members.

Due to the current COVID situation, we have had to change our plans for this meeting and will meet on-line. For the link to join, please email FOSA.

Unfortunately, we are also not able to hold the second hand uniform stall on Wednesday as planned, but hope we will be able to go ahead after the February half term. If you have any uniform you can donate to the sale, please drop it off at the school reception, clearly labelled FOSA via Sandra Crook/Sandra Poyser. Thank you.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Sixth Form Open Evening – Online

January 7th, 2022

Calling all Year 11 Parents, Carers and Students

Please find the Eventbrite link to register for our virtual Sixth Form Open Evening – Thursday 13th January 2022. Please register to attend the Introduction session and up to 4, 15 minute sessions for the subjects you are interested in.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oxford-spires-academy-sixth-form-open-evening-tickets-239111989397

You will receive, prior to the evening, links to join meetings via ‘Teams’ on each subject on 13 January.

If you need any further information, please contact Dr Watson

Newsletter 15th December 2021

December 15th, 2021

Arrangements for COVID-19 testing 4th January 2022

December 15th, 2021

We want to update you on the plans for COVID-19 testing in educational settings on return in January.

All secondary schools have been once again asked to test pupils once on-site on return in January. Testing continues to play a vital role in keeping COVID-19 out of schools. Testing all pupils in school boosts testing participation and will help reduce transmission after a period of social mixing over the school holidays. After this test on return, pupils should continue to test in line with government guidelines.

We will be offering all students ONE on-site lateral flow test on Tuesday 4th January. Students will need to attend school at the allocated time slots for their year group. After testing students will leave site and return home.

  • 08.45 – 9.45am – Year 8
  • 09.45 – 10.45am – Year 11
  • 11.05 – 12.05pm – Year 9
  • 12.05 – 1.05pm – Year 10
  • 13.40 – 14.40pm – Year 7
  • 14.40 – 15.40pm – Sixth Form

The 90-day window after a positive test

If someone has tested positive with a PCR test, they should not do another PCR test within 90 days of their positive result, unless: they develop new symptoms of Covid-19 – in which case they should be retested immediately using PCR. This 90-day period is from the initial onset of symptoms or, if asymptomatic when tested, their positive test result.

If you have any questions regarding the on-site testing, please contact Miss Poyser

Face Coverings

November 30th, 2021

From Tuesday 30th November face coverings should be worn in communal areas by staff, visitors and students in Year 7 and above, unless they are exempt.
Face coverings are not required in classrooms. (We will of course support students and staff who wish to wear them)
Students (in year 7 or above) should continue to wear face coverings on public and dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt. (This will be compulsory from next week)
 

Why is Oxford Spires Academy requiring the wearing of face coverings?

Wearing face coverings can reduce transmission of coronavirus from person to person since they cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of transmission of virus that causes coronavirus infection. The wearing of face coverings is considered a social responsibility for all at Oxford Spires Academy who can wear them, with the aim of reducing risk and providing increased reassurance to all, including those most vulnerable to serious illness. Face coverings are not a substitute for hygiene and safety measures such as being tested when displaying symptoms, self-isolating when unwell or advised to, enhanced cleaning regimes, and regular hand-washing. These primary mitigation measures should always be followed.
 

Are there any exemptions to who needs to wear a face covering?

The requirement to wear face coverings at Oxford Spires Academy will not apply to those who have a legitimate reason. This includes:

  • not being able to put on, wear, or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • where interacting with someone who uses lip reading to communicate, or who has social communication impairments

Please can we ask parents email Awoodworth-sturla@spires.anthemtrust.uk to request exception from wearing face coverings

6th Form Open Evening

November 19th, 2021

Calling all Year 11s!

We are having an online ‘Open Evening’ on the 25th November 6.00-7.00pm. Register your place at the link below and find out more about our amazing 6th Form!

Sixth Form Open-Evening-Tickets

Year 11 Parents’ Evening

November 18th, 2021

The booking system for the Year 11 online Parents’ Evening opens at 9.00am Friday 19th November – 4.00pm 3rd December 2021.

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

If you need any further assistance booking your appointments, please do not hesitate to contact spoyser@spires.anthemtrust.uk or see the following guidance:
Parent Evening Booking Guide

OSA Newsletter – 15th November 2021

November 15th, 2021

We are pleased to share our latest newsletter.

OSA Newsletter 22nd October 2021

October 22nd, 2021

Please see our latest newsletter dated 22nd October 2021.

OSA Newsletter 22/10/2021

Year 11 Mock Exams

October 13th, 2021

Please find attached the following important documents to support with the upcoming Year 11 Mock Exams – 2nd – 15th November 2021.

Yr 11 Mocks Timetable - Nov 2021
Nov Mock Information - English
Year 11 Revision Timetable 2021

Changes to the school day Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October

October 11th, 2021

Please can we remind you about the changes to the school day Thursday 14th and Friday 15th October only.

In order for us to prepare for our upcoming Open Evening on Thursday 14th October, the academy will close to all students at 1.05pm. There will be no catering service for students at lunchtime.  Families eligible for FSM have already been contacted and alternative arrangements have been organised.
 

Late Opening

Friday 15th October the school will open 1 hour later than normal at 9.15am with all students on site by 9.30am. 

Thank you for all of your support and understanding during this important time for Oxford Spires Academy.

Open Evening is always an extremely well attended and exciting event, welcoming prospective families who will meet staff and students before making the important choice of a secondary school.

Electric Scooters

October 11th, 2021

As things stand, riding electric scooters in public is illegal unless it is part of a public rental scheme (as in Oxford).

We have noticed that a small number of students are riding privately owned scooters to school. This is illegal and therefore cannot be promoted by Oxford Spires Academy.
Therefore, from tomorrow (12 October), all electric scooters will be banned from the site. If your son/daughter currently rides an electric scooter to school, please can you discuss with them alternative arrangements.

OSA Newsletter – 5th October 2021

October 5th, 2021

Please see our latest OSA Newsletter.

Changes to the school day 14th – 15th October 2021

September 22nd, 2021

Open Evening is always an extremely well attended and exciting event, welcoming prospective families who will meet staff and students before making the important choice of a secondary school.

In order for us to prepare for our upcoming Open Evening on Thursday 14th October, the academy will close to all students at 1.05pm. 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.
 

Late Opening

Friday 15th October the school will open 1 hour later than normal at 9.15am with all students on site by 9.30am. Students should go straight to tutor time and commence lesson 2 at 9.45am.

Thank you for all of your support and understanding during this important time for Oxford Spires Academy.

OSA Newsletter – 17th September 2021

September 17th, 2021

We are pleased to share our latest Oxford Spires Academy newsletter.

Covid 19 update

September 17th, 2021

I am writing to let you know that we have a confirmed case of Covid-19 at Oxford Spires Academy.

In line with current government guidance, there is no longer a need to self-isolate if you have come into contact with someone with Covid-19, so all students should continue to attend school as usual.

However, do please remain vigilant for the main signs and symptoms of the virus. If your child displays any of these, they should stay at home and book a PCR test as soon as possible. Click here for more information about how to book a free PCR test.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

GCSE Results

August 12th, 2021

Thursday 12th August 2021

GCSE results at Oxford Spires Academy

 
We are incredibly proud of our Year 11 cohort who have worked extremely hard and in these uncertain times have shown tremendous resilience and patience. These results mean that our students are well prepared for the future and we are very much looking forward to celebrating many of our students progressing into our sixth form next year.

Our high achieving students have performed exceptionally well this year. There are many individual successes of note and these include:

Phoenix Denno who achieved Grade 9s across 11 subjects and 1 Grade 8: Callum Young achieved 10 Grade 9s and 2 Grade 8s: Tristen Dupret has achieved 12 GCSE Grades 7-9 and which include 9 Grade 9s: Jemima Webster has achieved 7 Grade 9s and overall gained 12 GCSEs Grade 6-9 overall: Millie Hastings and Iona Hallthorp both attained 12 GCSEs overall including 5 Grade 9s: Mira Harris gained 12 GCSEs including 6 Grade 9s.

Many of our students have shown tremendous drive and determination and have made strong progress again this year. We would like to recognise and congratulate Semin Qahramany who has made over four grades of progress across her subjects and achieved the strongest progress overall this year. Molly Ahmed, Emeka Obiekwe, William Harrison, Deimantas Sankauskas, Emmerson Earl, Martha Heaver and Maddy Taylor have all achieved at least three grades of progress across their subjects and this is really extraordinary.

As always, we have a huge amount to celebrate. Congratulations go to all our students and a huge thank you to teachers for their hard work, and importantly of course, to parents too. We are delighted that so many students have thrived during their time at Oxford Spires, and have shone for so many reasons inside and beyond the classroom; we look forward to sharing in their future successes as students move on to their next phase of their life journey.

Commenting on this success, Principal Marianne Blake said:
“I am really delighted to share in the successes achieved by our students this year. Despite the turbulent and challenging national picture our students have risen to the challenges and shown resilience and determination to achieve their very best. They have achieved the grades that they deserved and this will enable them to progress successfully on to their chosen A Level courses, training or employment routes. Across the board, it is fantastic to see students achieving their personal best, whatever their chosen pathway.”

Chair of Governors Chris Scrivener said on behalf of the LGB:
“These results mean that students can genuinely celebrate their achievements secure in the knowledge that their results are based on their individual effort and hard work as evidenced through school assessed and work and internal exams, which have been carefully scrutinised by teachers and moderated by senior leaders. Our congratulations to all students, staff and families/carers for these results at the end of a turbulent and unimaginable year.”

Covid Testing Timetable Sept 2021

August 11th, 2021

Following government guidance, we are offering all students two Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests in school at the beginning of the Autumn term. This will help to identify cases of COVID 19 and stop transmission which will support the return to education – particularly as most students have not been testing for a long period over the summer and will need to re-establish the habit of regular twice weekly testing. It will also give new pupils and students the opportunity to get used to swabbing in a supervised environment before moving to twice weekly testing at home.

We are all students to come into school on Thursday 2nd September 2021 for their 1st test at the following times. (students do not need to wear uniform)



Students will have their 2nd test within the school day on Monday 6th September 2021.

A Level Results August 2021

August 10th, 2021

Sixth Form Press Release

A-LEVEL RESULTS AT OXFORD SPIRES ACADEMY

Tuesday 10th August 2021

 

 
Oxford Spires Academy’s Sixth Formers continue to go from strength to strength, with this year’s cohort achieving some fantastic results in their A levels and vocational qualifications. For the fourth year running, outcomes have further strengthened across the board, with 31% of students achieving A* and A grades, and 82% achieving A* to C grades.

As an inclusive mixed ability Sixth Form we are delighted to see that students of all abilities have surpassed target grades and many have overcome personal adversity in this very challenging year in order to achieve grades of which we can all be proud.

We are delighted to report that almost all of this year’s Year 13 students have secured their first choice of university place including 5 at Oxford University and others going into competitive courses such as medicine. Some of our students have also secured high value apprenticeships and traineeships.

Our top-performing students have done particularly well and amongst a large number of students gaining top grades we would like to mention the following with 4 A* grades at A Level: Felix Henson who will be going to the University of Bath to study Maths; Joseph Araujo will be going to the University of St Andrews also to study Math; Linnet Drury going to Pembroke College Oxford to study Maths & Philosophy and Adam Al-Khalidi to St John’s College Oxford to study Engineering.

With 3 A* grades at A Level and A* in Extended Projects we have Posey Whidden going to Vassar College USA; Anna Beekmayer going to Corpus Christi College Oxford to read Biomedical Sciences; Laura Bell going to Durham University to read Engineering; Sara Al-Dahwi going to Keble College Oxford to study Medicine and Annie Davison going to the University of York to read English. Finally, with 3 A*s and a Distinction* in Sport BTEC is Dan Shaw going to Durham University to read Chemistry.

Commenting on this year’s results, Principal Marianne Blake said:
“I am really proud of the accomplishments of all our students this year. We have a rising academic profile and remain committed to providing an inclusive Sixth Form for our local community. The vast majority of our students will progress into university this year and many have been successful in securing their first choice.

I would like to take the opportunity to recognise and thank our staff for working hard to support and encourage our students particularly given the extreme challenges of this year. I know that we are all rightly very proud of our students and their achievements and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”

Chris Scrivener, Chair of the Local Governing Body, commented:
“Students have worked very hard, and with much success, in difficult conditions. Our teachers have also worked hard and drawn on their experience and expertise in teaching to ensure students are well supported in their learning. In the absence of formal examinations, teachers are best placed to judge standards of attainment.

Governors are proud of these achievements in a time of Covid-related closures, bubbles and changes to examination awarding procedures.”
 

Start of Term September 2021

August 9th, 2021

Please see details for the start of Term September 2021

Term will start at 8.30am Friday 3rd September 2021 for Years 7, 11 and 12* (12* – Year 12 students will have short meetings with Sixth Form staff).
Years 8,9,10 and 13 will return 8.30am Monday 6th September 2021.

End of Term Arrangements

July 14th, 2021

Our end of term newsletter will be published this Friday.  We also want to advise you that students will finish for the summer at 1.00pm on Friday 16th July.

 

7E2 Fundraising

June 23rd, 2021

When 7EH2 brought the idea of a charity event to their tutor, they explained that they wanted to continue to help the local community after their food donations at Christmas. The group then worked hard to decide on an appropriate event and receiving charity, settling on a litter pick to help the environment and The Lady Fatemah Trust as they help all over the world in a wide variety of situations. Pupils then asked for sponsorship from family and friends which encouraged conversation about being charitable and considerate as well as wider issues. We feel the pupils really benefit from the lessons they learn from this type of activity as well those who receive their generosity. The event went on to raise £107.90. OSA would like to thank the pupils for giving up their time and you for supporting your children.

Orchestra of St John

June 22nd, 2021

German Olympiad

June 21st, 2021

Our MFL department is so thrilled and beyond proud that 3 of our OSA students have won a leading position in this year’s German Olympiad.

This is a competition organised by the Oxford German Network, run by the Modern Languages Department of the Oxford University.
The Network received an unusually large number of entries this year (more than 500 in total) and it is an absolutely amazing achievement that the below three students’ work has been chosen and published on the OGN website out of such a large number of contestants from all across Oxfordshire.

  • Y8 – Cara – winning position (5th)
  • Y9 – Matilda – runner-up to winners (7th)
  • Y12 – Dory runner-up to winners (3rd)

Please see their winning entries on the OGN website via these links:
Results Oxford German Olympiad 2021 (scroll down to Year 7 to 9)
Results round 2

Congratulations to the above students on their amazing achievement. They are such excellent linguists. We are very proud of you and all of your hard work!

Meet our new Interim Principal – 24th June 2021

June 17th, 2021

Dear Parents,

Further to the recent letter from Mr Andy Yarrow, CEO Anthem Trust we would like to invite you to an online event where you can hear from our new Interim Principal, Mr Jon Hebblethwaite.

To register your place and submit a question to be answered during the online session, please complete and submit the form which can be found in the ‘FORMS’ feature of your ParentMail account.

If you need any help using the FORMS feature of ParentMail please do not hesitate to contact spoyser@spires.anthemtrust.uk

Interim Principal appointment and engagement with parents

May 25th, 2021
Interim Principal And Parental Engagement

National Reading Championship Quiz

May 21st, 2021

On the 19th of May, students from Oxford Spires Academy competed online in the National Reading Championship Quiz, they competed against 26 other teams in the Oxfordshire & Berkshire Regional heat.

It was a very hard competition, much harder than last year and our students did themselves and the school proud. We unfortunately didn’t win, this year it was St. Helens and St. Katherine. However, our teams did do very well: Our Team 2 (Yvette, Ruth, John, and Beatrice) finished 4th with 64 points, a single point behind 3rd place.

Our Team 1 (Lilly, Felix, Izzy, and Mila) finished joint 6th with 61 points.

Year 13 Complete EPQ Projects

May 21st, 2021

Orchestra of St Johns

May 20th, 2021


 

Interim Principal Appointment

May 19th, 2021
Interim Principal Appointment May 2021

National Reading Quiz

May 12th, 2021

Sixth Form House Debating

May 11th, 2021

KS3 Public Speaking

May 11th, 2021

House Debating

May 11th, 2021

Photography A Level Exhibition

April 26th, 2021

ESU Festival of Speaking

April 23rd, 2021

Birthday Celebrations Continue

April 23rd, 2021

Shakespeare’s Birthday Continues

April 23rd, 2021

Inspiring Students – Shakespeare’s Birthday

April 23rd, 2021

Queens Margaret and Elizabeth – Shakespeare’s Birthday

April 23rd, 2021

As You Like It

April 23rd, 2021

Shakespearean Queen

April 23rd, 2021

Shakespeare’s Birthday

April 23rd, 2021

Football Shirt Competition

April 4th, 2021

Parent Updates – Spring 2021

April 1st, 2021

Our latest Parents’ update can be found here:

KS3 Parent Update Spring 2021
KS4 Parent Update Spring 2021
Year 11 Teacher Assessment Grades

Sexual Harassment Awareness Day

March 30th, 2021

Alterative World Book Day

March 23rd, 2021

Covid 19 Home Testing Kits – Students

March 16th, 2021
Home Testing Letter To Parents March 2021
GOV Home Testing FAQs
GOV Privacy Notice - Oxford Spires Academy

Science Week

March 12th, 2021

World Book Day

March 4th, 2021

Remote Education and Live Segments In Lessons

February 8th, 2021

On the 30th January, we shared with you our next step to increase live content for students to support their connection to their teachers and to school. In our previous update we stated that by the end of last week we would reach our final target of half of all lessons per week containing a live segment. I am pleased to say that we have achieved this and that students will benefit from this starting today.

  • Your children will know when these live segments are taking place through their Teams calendar. We are aware that we have a Week A and a Week B timetable and so sessions may vary across the two weeks.
  • As with all systems there may also be those rare occasions where there may be some difficulties with connections. Colleagues will try to resolve these with students as quickly as possible.
  • We have a small number of colleagues who due to personal circumstances are currently unable to provide live segments so again this may impact in some areas. We will keep the timetable updated each week on the website to reflect any change in circumstance.

We will be adding a timetable of these sessions to the website on the Remote Education page. In addition to this, we will be continuing with our tutor sessions, house challenges and assemblies each morning from 9.00-9.20.

Testing Consent: We would like to ask you to complete the consent forms for the lateral flow tests that have recently been sent to all parents that have not yet done so. (This can be found in the FORMS section of your ParentMail account). This will help to put in place plans for the students return and will enable us to organise the students to come back into school as quickly as possible. If you have not yet returned a reply you will be contacted this week by phone or email.

Many thanks as always for your continuing support.

Your Donations and Generosity

February 6th, 2021

Recently we have received wonderful donations from parents, a laptop from one of our local residents and an anonymous donation of £2500. These donations are incredibly kind and thoughtful, and I am sure that they will be greatly appreciated by the students who benefit from them. You can either donate a new or used laptop, Chromebook or tablet or contribute to the laptop fund which will be used to buy Chromebooks for students.

All your donations along with 82 laptops sent from the DFE have made all the difference to so many children. Evidence shows that digital exclusion can lead to increased isolation and less access to education and jobs, so these laptops are making a huge difference to children as they are now able to complete online work and stand a chance of keeping up with their peers. Your contribution really will make a huge difference to a child’s life chances. Thank you!

We are keeping our campaigns open on Lets Localise as there is still a need in our community. Please visit and share our page: Lets Localise Campaign

Student Work Gallery

February 4th, 2021

Please enjoy our latest Student Work Gallery which showcases some of the fantastic work that students are submitting during lockdown.
 

Sixth Form Applications

February 1st, 2021

Thanks to all those who applied before the end of January – we’ll be contacting those students over the next couple of weeks with appointments to discuss courses with Sixth Form staff, and using their requested subjects to help build next year’s timetable.

For anyone who would still like to apply, we will now open our waiting list – please continue to put applications in, but it may be a little longer before we’re able to process your form.

Here is what the current Sixth Form made to show you why OSA is such a good place to be for your A levels… https://youtu.be/VXhtyP5-Uuw

Any questions about Sixth Form applications, please email Dr J Watson, Head of Sixth Form, on jwatson@spires.anthemtrust.uk

Congratulations Year 13s

January 19th, 2021

The Young Artists’ Summer Show At The Royal Academy

January 19th, 2021

Last year as a school we participated in the YASS – the Young Artists Summer Show, at the Royal Academy of Art. 2 successful OSA students had their work exhibited in the RA exhibition!

The Young Artists’ Summer Show is an opportunity for young artists aged 5 – 19 years to exhibit their work online and on-site at the Royal Academy. Prizes are awarded each year for two inspiring artworks from each key stage, as chosen by the President of the Royal Academy, and you can also vote for your favourite artwork in our annual People’s Choice Award. Take a look at the 2020 prize winning artworks A panel of passionate and award-winning artists and arts professionals work together each year to select artworks to exhibit online and on-site at the Royal Academy. Read about the judges of the 2020 exhibitions.

Full details on how to enter have been emailed to OSA students.

Keep up to date with the latest on YASS, on social media using #RAYoungArtists
For more information, please see the gallery FAQs here: https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/faqs

Please send all submissions to: emadani@spires.anthemtrust.uk

We look forward to receiving your entries.
Good luck!

FOSA Meeting

January 13th, 2021

There will be a FOSA meeting on Zoom this evening at 7.00 pm (Wednesday 13th January). If you’d like to join the meeting, please email FOSA for the link. All welcome!

Jingle Bell Rock

December 11th, 2020

A little festive cheer from our music students. Enjoy!

Jingle Bell Rock

The music students really got involved with recording music and video remotely. Well done to all involved.

Refugee poets awarded high-profile Oxfordshire award for work

November 26th, 2020

Online Parent Evening Booking – OPEN NOW!

November 18th, 2020

The new booking system for online parent evening appointments is now open.

Please visit SchoolCloud to book your appointments. Appointments will go very fast.

Year 7 & 8 Thursday 3rd December 4.00-7.30pm
Years 9 & 10 Tuesday 8th December 4.00-7.30pm
Years 11, 12 and 13 Wednesday 16th December 4.00-7.30pm

  • Appointments can be made from 8.30am 18th November – 4:00pm 29th November 2020
  • To book your appointments you MUST use the email address you have registered with us for ParentMail
  • PE Students – Due to the current Covid timetable you will see 2 members of staff listed. Please only book appointments with the female teacher for girls and the male teacher for boys
  • Year 11/12/13 Only – If you wish to book an appointment for careers advice please book an appointment with Mr David Bingham – Adviza who will also appear in the booking system.
  • If a teacher is shown as fully booked a ‘Join Waiting List’ button will show. If an appointment becomes available, we will assign appointments to parents on the list.

If you need any further assistance with booking Parent Evening appointments please contact Ms Poyser

Foyle Young Poet of the Year Award

November 11th, 2020

Face Coverings at Oxford Spires Academy

November 4th, 2020

Please see that attached document for the latest guidance regarding the wearing of face coverings at Oxford Spires Academy.

 

Face Coverings At Oxford Spires Academy

Year 7 – The Spires Baccalaureate Newsletter

September 21st, 2020

The Year 7 Spires Baccalaureate Newsletter is ready to download here:

Year 7 Baccalaureate Newsletter

School Timings w/c 7th September 2020

September 4th, 2020

It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces returning to school this week. We hope that students enjoyed being back at school and feel at ease with the safety procedures we have implemented. Can I please take this opportunity to remind parents of the school timings commencing 7th September 2020.
 

Year group Monday- Thursday Friday Timings
7 8:15-2.20pm 8:15-2.00pm
8 8:30-2.40pm 8.30-2.20pm
9 8:45-3.00pm 8.45-2.10pm
10 9:00-3.10pm 9:00-2.35pm
11 9:15-3.40pm 9:15-2.50pm
12 & 13 As per students individual timetables

 

Dropping off at school

Could we please ask for your support to put in place a one way system to pick up and drop of your child. Please come up Glanville Road and drop of your child and turn left across Barracks Lane and down Cumberland Road.

There is very limited parking outside of the school. The road to the right of the school entrance leading to Marsh Park has cycle lanes on both sides of the road and have parking permit allowances for our local residents, please be respectful of this and do not park or stop in this area.

Can we again encourage children wherever possible to walk or cycle to school. Not only is this good for their wellbeing but also helps them to be active and stay healthy.
 

School Meals

The catering team are working hard to ensure a wide variety of healthy meal choices are available to students.  Updated menus will be available on the school website early next week

GCSE Results 2020

August 20th, 2020

Thursday 20th August 2020

GCSE results at Oxford Spires Academy

 
GCSE Year 11 Press Release
We are immensely proud of our Year 11 cohort who have worked extremely hard and in these uncertain times have shown tremendous resilience and patience. These results mean that our students are well prepared for the future and we are very much looking forward to celebrating many of our students progressing into our sixth form next year.
Our high achieving students have performed exceptionally well again this year. There are many individual successes of note and these include:
Alex Dunn who has achieved top grade 9s across 11 GCSEs and this is in addition to the grade 9 which he had previously achieved in maths at the end of year 10. Brothers, Dory Reynolds and Gaby Reynolds both have 9 GCSEs at grade 9 in addition to their grade 9 which they both achieved in maths last year.

Evie Manton has attained 12 GCSEs overall and her impressive results include eight grade 9s and four grade 8s and Esther Abe has accomplished an exceptional set of results achieving 11 GCSEs at grade 7-9 with four GCSEs at a grade 9.

Dufuwaa Smith has achieved outstanding results with her 10 GCSEs at grade 7-9, including two fabulous grade 9s in Spanish and Chemistry. Noor Khan has attained fantastic outcomes with all 11 GCSEs at grade 7-9. She has achieved a grade 9 for Design Technology, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Daisy Stilborn has been four remarkable grade 9s in Geography, History, Physics and RE and all 11 of her GCSEs at grade 7-9.

Many of our incredible students have shown tremendous drive and determination and have made strong progress again this year. We would like to recognise and congratulate Maria Miguel who has made nearly four grades of progress across her subjects and achieved the strongest progress overall this year. Miray Bilgin, Ronan Bennett, Dahnish Ali, Alisha Dogar and Nosheen Mullick have all achieved at least three grades of progress across their subjects and this is really extraordinary.

As always, we have a huge amount to celebrate. Congratulations go to the students and a huge thank you to teachers for their hard work, and importantly, of course, to parents too. We are delighted that so many students have thrived during their time at the academy, students have shone for many reasons inside and beyond the classroom and we look forward to sharing their future successes as students move into their next phase of their journey.


Commenting on this success, Principal Marianne Blake said:

“I am really delighted with the successes achieved by our students this year. Despite the turbulent and challenging national picture our students have risen to the challenge. They have achieved the grades they deserved and this will enable them to progress successfully on to their chosen A Level courses, training or employment routes. Across the board, it is fantastic to see students achieving their personal best, whatever their chosen pathway.”

Chair of Governors Chris Scrivener said on behalf of the LGB:
“These results mean that students can genuinely celebrate their achievements secure in the knowledge that their results are based on their individual effort and hard work as evidenced through school assessed and work and internal exams, which have been carefully scrutinised by teachers and moderated by senior leaders. Our congratulations to all students, staff and families/carers for these results at the end of a turbulent and unimaginable year.”

A Level Results at Oxford Spires Academy

August 13th, 2020

Sixth Form Press Release

A-LEVEL RESULTS AT OXFORD SPIRES ACADEMY

Thursday 13th August 2020

 

 
Despite a year of challenges and uncertainties for Sixth Form students nationally, Oxford Spires Academy has seen further improvements in its A level results this summer and we are delighted to report that almost all of this year’s Year 13 students have secured their first choice of university place. Some of our students have also secured high value apprenticeships and traineeships. The grades received may improve even further following the appeals process, widely covered in the national press.

Our top-performing students have done particularly well, even in these adverse circumstances. Head boy Patryk Tomczynski has been awarded A grades in Physics and Further Maths and a B in Maths; Matty Clark has been awarded an A* in Physics, A grades in Maths and Chemistry and a A in Computing AS level; and Houzeefa Zaffar has been awarded grade A in Economics, with Bs in Maths and Physics.

We would also like to congratulate Briah Bilverstone (A in Sociology, Cs in Philosophy and Ethics, and Politics); Miranda Lipscombe (A in Media, B in History, C in Philosophy and Ethics, and A in her Extended Project); Nadia Shah (B in Geography; B in Spanish as well as BTEC Sport); Sanaa Ahmed (B in Economics alongside Distinction and Merit in Double Business BTEC); and Libby Harris (C in Psychology, as well as double Distinction in Business BTEC and B in her Extended Project).

Commenting on this year’s results, Principal Marianne Blake said:
‘I am really proud of the accomplishments of all our students this year. We have a rising academic profile and remain committed to providing an inclusive Sixth Form for our local community. Over two thirds of our students will progress into university this year and many have been successful in securing their first choice.

I would like to take the opportunity to recognise and thank our staff for working hard to support and encourage our students particularly given the extreme challenges of this year. The government suggested this week that mock grades might be used as a basis for challenge. Our most recent mock grades indicate that 40% of results could be higher than those allocated to students. I would like to support students in making appeals so that their hard work and the progress we have made is fully realised.’

Chris Scrivener, Chair of Governors, states:
‘On behalf of the Local Governing Body, can I congratulate all students on their achievements as they transition from school to higher education or employment. It is pleasing to know that most of our Sixth Form students have secured their first choice university places and it was good to see so many happy faces today.
This is a testament to the hard work of our teaching staff and colleagues within Oxford Spires in these exceptional and challenging times’

Sixth Form Taster Days for Year 11 students

June 19th, 2020

3 July and 10 July 2020
 
All applicants for Year 12 next year have an email giving them information how to book on to taster sessions. Any questions, please email Dr Watson on jwatson@oxfordspiresacademy.org

Climate Anthology Competition

June 15th, 2020

Social Distancing Measures – Classroom Changes

June 11th, 2020

 

We are looking forward to welcoming back Year 10 and 12. The staff at OSA have been busy preparing the site to minimise risk. We have created a video for you to see some of the measures that we have put in place, including social distancing queues and an example of a classroom. Looking forward to seeing you very soon.

Latest Parent Update

June 3rd, 2020

Latest parent update available now

OSA Potential Reopening

May 30th, 2020

Dear Parents & Students,
I hope that you are all well and that you have enjoyed the hot and sunny half term. As I am sure many of you are aware the government has released the guidance for secondary schools this week.

They have confirmed, that we will be able to offer some face to face sessions for our Year 10 and Year 12 students from Monday 15 June. As I am sure you will understand this will be a small amount initially however, we will try to ensure that all Year 10 and 12 have the opportunity for some face to face time with each of their subjects before the start of summer.

I will be releasing more information in my update on Tuesday 02 June, but I wanted to make sure that you were clear that the school will not be opening to additional students next week. I hope that you enjoy your weekend and I very much look forward to seeing you all soon.

Best of wishes
Marianne Blake

For Children and Young Adults – PC Bury

May 23rd, 2020

A message from Thames Valley Police – PC Bury Click here

Update regarding Free School Meals Vouchers

April 17th, 2020

Thank-you all for being patient with us as we continue to apply for your child’s entitlement to free school meal Vouchers. I am pleased to let you all know that as an Academy we are set up on the Government system and are now awaiting for the vouchers to be processed. This has taken longer than we had expected, and we are checking several times on a daily occurrence to ensure that your vouchers reach you as quickly as possible.

Recent Communication

April 8th, 2020

Dear Parents
We have sent lots of information recently. You can find copies of recent letters and updates on our website under the Parent Tab – Parental Communication. – Recent Letters

Free School Meals – Food Vouchers

April 7th, 2020

Can parents/carers that receive free school meals please check your ParentMail account.  Please click on the FORM tab to see our latest information.  Please can we have your replies by 10th April 2020.

Kind regards

Sandra Poyser – spoyser@oxfordspiresacademy.org

Looking after our families

March 31st, 2020

Please be aware that staff may be making contact with you and your children over the next few weeks. The calls may come through as ‘No caller ID’ – we ask that you answer these calls to allow us to communicate with you.

Kind regards
Shelley Baker – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Warning – SCAM Email Alert

March 24th, 2020

Dear Parents

We have been informed that a number of parents across the country have received an email regarding Free School Meals.

The scam email is asking for parents to supply bank details if their child is you entitled to Free School Meals in order for parents to be supported.

We can confirm this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.

Key Workers Q&A

March 20th, 2020

Can my child come to school if I am not a Key Worker?

 
The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.
The fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.
Schools are, therefore, being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

Vulnerable children include children who are supported by social care, those with safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans, on child protection plans, ‘looked after’ children, disabled children and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans.
And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.
Please, therefore, follow these key principles:

  • If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  • If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
  • Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  • Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

 
If your child is unwell or showing any symptoms PLEASE do not send them into school as we do not want to risk the health and wellbeing of the teacher or students of any other Key Workers in the school.
 

Does my child have to attend every day?

 
Your child does not have to attend school every day but they will need to attend for full days 8.45-2.00pm.They will need to register in each lesson. Students will need to enter via main reception area in the morning. Can we please encourage students to try to arrive on time?
 

What is the structure of the day?

 
School will open 8.45-2.00pm Students in school from Year 7-10 will study a national curriculum timetable. Students do not need to wear school uniform and they will be provided with a timetable when they arrive on Monday or the first day they come into school.
 

What about Year 11 and 6th Form students of Key Workers

 
Year 11 and 6th Form students of Key Workers are able to self-study in the 6th Form common room.
 

What are the catering provisions?

 
There will be a limited choice and service available from the catering team. The conference centre dining area will be closed but all food will be served through the Willow Café. We will pay for and provide lunch for students who are in receipt of free school meals as well as students from our key worker families.

Key Workers

March 19th, 2020

Thank you for completing the Key Worker Parental Survey. A number of you have already confirmed that as Key Workers you do NOT need extra support from the school. For the academy to offer a skeleton timetable and remain open we need to have accurate numbers of students that still need to come to school. This will enable us to keep accurate registers to safeguard our students.

The school will open at 8.45am – 2.00pm from Monday 23rd March until further notice. There will be a limited choice and service of our school catering facilities.

As a Key Worker if you wish for your child to still attend school on reduced timetable and hours please email spoyser@oxfordspiresacademy.org Please state your child’s name and tutor group.