Year 10 Revision And Exam Preparation

The final term of the year is going to be a busy time for Year 10. There are external GCSE Science and RE examinations for almost all Y10 students and there will be mock examinations for everybody in all other GCSE subjects. It is essential that students are adopting good study habits as they prepare for these examinations and I thought it would be helpful to update parents on how you can support your child to reach their full potential.

Year 10 Exam Letter To Parents

Easter School Timetable

Please read the infomation below as to what is happening within the school during the Easter holiday:

Friday 10th April:

  • Resistant Materials: 9.00am – 3.00pm, NGI, Room 26

Monday 13th April:

  • PE: 10.00am – 2.00pm, HOS, Room 19

Tuesday 14th April:

  • Spanish: 10.00am – 3.00pm, KWA, Room 10

Wednesday 15th April:

  • Art: 9.00am – 3.00pm, NPR, Room 35
  • Business Studies: 9.00am – 1.00pm, MFE, Room 32

Thursday 16th April:

  • ICT: 9.00am – 11.30am R002, 12:30 – 3.00pm R005, NGO, Room 1
  • Drama: 9.00am – 3.00pm, KAD, Main Hall

Friday 17th April:

  • English: 9.30am – 3.00pm, RAR & STH, Room 15

For a printable version of the Easter School Timetable please click on the link below:

Easter School Timetable 2015


Academy Conversion

It is over a year now since we first started exploring the idea of becoming an academy and I am delighted to let you know that on 1st March 2015, Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, confirmed that Ounsdale High School has now converted to academy status as a founder member of the INVICTUS Multi Academy Trust. We are entering a very exciting new phase in the life of the school and I am extremely grateful to Governors, staff, parents and students for their contribution and feedback during this process.  The legal requirements for becoming an academy are quite complex and we were fortunate to have the support of our local MP Gavin Williamson and advice of Browne Jacobson solicitors to guide us through what at times has been a very challenging process.

Please click on the link below for more infomation:

Academy Special Edition






Compton Hospice Charity Concert

On Tuesday 3rd of March, Ounsdale High School & Sixth Form students took part in a charity event dedicated to raising money for Compton Hospice. During the evening students took to the stage to show off their incredible vocal talent infront of a large audience, performing songs they had chosen or even writen, as a solo, duet, or even a trio.

Incredible raffle prizes were also donated to the cause and students baked cakes to be sold during the interval of the show. A huge congratulations to all staff and students as a magnificent £320 was raised for Compton Hospice. Thank you to those who took part in the event and a massive thank you for your support.

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Ancient History Visit To Rome

The first part of February half-term saw a party of Ancient History students and staff, visit the Italian capital, Rome.

The trip was designed to introduce the students to many of the ancient sites, monuments and artefacts that they have been covering in the Ancient History curriculum. Amongst some of the activities, students visited the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the ancient Roman Port of Ostia. Highlights also included a visit to Vatican City, the Capitoline and Ara Pacis museums and a last evening meal at Rome’s Hard Rock Cafe!

The weather, hotel and food during the trip was very good and the overall feedback was that it had been a great success. Our students in particular have been commended for their behaviour, good manners and total enthusiasm over the five days, even in the face of some of the gruelling walks they had to face. They were a credit to Ounsdale High School

They took with them a teddy bear (as yet unnamed!) who visited all the historical sites with them – see photo’s below.

The teddy is trying to raise money for cancer research and at the end of the trip students who wished to do so donated their left over Euro coins to the fund, raising the magnificent total of £82.  We thank everyone involved for their generosity.

If you would like to read more about the ted’s adventures please visit his facebook page:

Please note that you are very welcome to “like” the facebook page but the bear is not allowed to accept friend requests from students.

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