School Closure Update : Mon 21st January 2013

I am pleased to advise you that school will be re-opening to staff and students in all year groups on Tuesday 22nd January and will open at the usual time.

As I am sure parents appreciate there is still a great deal of snow around and students will need to take care and behave appropriately on their journey to and from school and whilst on the school site to ensure the safety of other students, staff and the local community. There will be some changes to break and lunchtime arrangements because of the snow on site and details of these will be shared with students on Tuesday.   

Calendar Changes

We will have to re-schedule the Y9 Curriculum and Options Fair planned for Tuesday evening as parking on site for parents will be an issue. We will confirm the revised date for Year 9 parents on Tuesday 22nd January by text and through the website.

The Year 11 Maths mock has been re-scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday 24th Jan (pm) and mock exams that were cancelled on Friday 18th or Monday 21st  are also being re-scheduled. Staff will advise students of the revised dates and times for these mock examinations.


I am grateful to those staff who have enabled us to continue with the external examinations, particularly Mrs Riley, and to Mrs Cook and the site team (Tim, Jayson and Mick) who have worked hard to ensure that the school can re-open on Tuesday.


As always we welcome any parental comments or feedback on the arrangements we put in place to manage this difficult situation.


Christine Brown


School Closed : Friday 18th January 2013

Due to the poor weather conditions and the forecast for further snow, Ounsdale High School will be closed today (Friday 18th January 2013).

A Level examinations timetabled for today will continue as timetabled.

GCSE Mock Examinations timetabled for today (including Mathematics) have been postponed.

‘How Wide Is Your Stride’ Competition

During December, Miss Hodgetts ran the ‘How Wide Is Your Stride’ competition for KS3 students. Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 had to estimate the distance from Mrs Hodgetts office to the Dining Room. The winner of the competition was Brodie Gibbons (7.51) who won four cinema tickets. Congratulations!