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Admissions Policy 2019-20

Mandatory – Admissions Policy 2019-20 The admissions policy for 2019-20 is currently out for consultation.  It is out for consultation as we have decided as an Academy to separate the Early Years admissions and the Main school admissions policies.

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Halloween discos

Pupils throughout OSPA enjoyed a spooooooootacular time at the Halloween discos.  These discos brought out the witches, zombies, skeletons and lots of other scary creatures.

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Sad news

We are very sorry to let you know that Cookie, one of our much loved guinea pigs, has sadly died.  We have spoken to the children about this and we are all  making sure that Twinkle is well looked after and not feeling too sad.  

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Planetarium comes to OSPA

Year 5 children had a WOW experience this term to kick start our new topic ‘Stargazers’; all about Earth and Space! The children entered a planetarium where they watched the planets and start come to life! This experience allowed the children to gain a vast amount of knowledge and understanding about space including the different […]

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Rights Respecting Schools Level 1

We are very pleased to announce that we have received our Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award. The steering group did a fantastic job at taking our assessor on a learning walk around the academy to showcase our rights learning and she was very impressed with the pupils she interviewed about rights. The assessor was […]

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Samba

As part of our schools focus on ‘the Arts’ this year our Year 5s will be learning to play Samba instruments.  This was launched with an energetic and fun workshop for pupils and Music Co-ordinator Ms Bacon.  Samba is an excellent tool to teach pupils about beat, rhythm and timings.  We hope by the end […]

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Drumming workshop

Children enjoyed a really ‘Rockin’ afternoon when Jeff Rich (drummer with 70’s band Status Quo) led a drumming and percussion workshop. Pupils learnt about the history of the drum and the various ways it can be played.  The afternoon culminated in a roof raising whole school performance.    

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Wellbeing Assembly Year 1 – Year 6

On Monday, Mrs Allington our Wellbeing Champion, arranged for a company called ‘One Day Creative’ to come into school to deliver a production on Wellbeing and Mindfulness for children. The workshops examined common mental health issues prevalent in children.  They looked at how it might feel to suffer from some of these issues, what triggers […]

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Clubs

Clubs have got off to a fantastic start this term.  A record number of pupils are taking part! Some highlights have included making pizzas in cooking club and Green Fingers getting to grips with the allotment.   The fantastic ‘Super Scientists’ club has launched this half term and has already been a great success, where […]

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New school uniform and rebranding

I’m sure you will all agree that the children look so smart in their new uniforms. The colours are bright and vibrant, just like our pupils! I also hope that you saw the article in the Grimsby Telegraph about the new uniform and branding throughout the school.

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