September 2020 Intake

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Dear Parent/Carer

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Principal at Oxford Spires Academy. It is an absolute pleasure to welcome your child to Oxford Spires Academy in September. We are extremely delighted that your child will be joining our school for the next chapter in their school life.

Starting secondary school is a very exciting time but it also can be a bit daunting for them as they are transferring from a relatively small school to a larger one. We also realise at the moment that you and they may be a bit more anxious as schools are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please don’t worry- we are here to fully support their transition journey.

To help with this, we are introducing a project for Year 6s called the Spires Baccalaureate. This is a project your child will work on at home, so they can be awarded a Spires Baccalaureate badge and certificate when we come back together. (See below a link for the project booklet). Even though we can’t be together right now, we all belong to the Oxford Spires Academy community, so the opportunities we have suggested will help your child to continue to learn and grow.

Many families have a lot of the same questions and concerns surrounding transition and we are committed to working with you to address any issues. All of the key information you need as parents will be uploaded to this website for easy access. We also have a number of fun interactive resources and links to helpful videos for your children to engage with which will help to prepare them.
 

Helpful Links and Videos

The Spires Baccalureate
BBC Bitesize (Starting Secondary School Campaign Video
BBC Bitesize (Starting Secondary School)
Find your feet YouTube Video
Are you secondary school ready?

 

If you would like a tour of the school, meet our brilliant teachers and colleagues and speak to our delightful students. Our students are our greatest asset and they will speak with you confidently and honestly about their lives at Oxford Spires please contact Mrs Jaggers – Principal’s PA on 01865 428200 or email Mrs Jaggers
 

Regards

Marianne Blake