Latest News

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14 Feb

Inspiring Youth Reward Trip

Inspiring Youth Reward Trip »

Pupils from Year 11 attended a special V.I.P day with South Yorkshire Police, visiting amongst other things, the Police Dog training centre, Custody suites and Interview rooms. They also had lunch with Dr Alan Billings, The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner and The Chief Constable Stephen Watson.

This was a reward for their excellent results in the Inspiring Youth Level 2 Project.

08 Feb

Tutor Review Day Tuesday 26th March 2019 »

Tutor Review Day Tuesday 26th March 2019, online appointment booking.

07 Feb

Time to Talk

Time to Talk »

Time to Talk day .... We're talking. However you do it, make a conversation about mental health. #timetotalk
Please click here to see more photographs.

07 Feb

Apprenticeship Event

Apprenticeship Event »

Please see attached poster for details.

01 Feb

Friendly February

Friendly February »

It's the first of the month. Let's share Friendship and boost our relationships This Friendly February Action Calendar has daily suggested actions to do throughout February 2019 to bring happiness to others and improve your relationships.

Friendly February "The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up" 

31 Jan

Valentine's Disco - Years 7, 8 and 9

Valentine's Disco - Years 7, 8 and 9 »

Please see attached poster.

30 Jan

Bluebell Wood Donation

Bluebell Wood Donation »

Our school council organised a Christmas Jumper Day for the last day of term in December.  As a school we managed to raise over £360.00 which was donated to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Bluebell Wood told us that our donation will be used for music therapy to help children, young people and their families explore their thoughts and feelings using music and improvisation and to also help fund a new group for the under 3's called Wriggles and Ryhmes.

Many thanks to everyone who participated on the day.

 

29 Jan

NEFA football academy

NEFA football academy »

Please see attached taster sessions for the NEFA football academy next month. Open Sessions for 2019/20 intake.

Our recruitment drive for the 2019/20 has now begun. The first open session for boys or girls interested is on Saturday the 2nd of February at Sheffield Hallam at 11.30am until around 1.15pm. Here, they will have the opportunity to be given some more information, hear from existing and previous scholars and also take part in a training session.

Those interested need to register by emailing ryan@nefa.co.uk or calling 07743061264 – these contact details can also be used if you have any further questions.

23 Jan

Apprenticeship Event

Apprenticeship Event »

Please see the attached poster for details of the event in Sheffield on the 13th March 2019. Please see Mrs Barton or Mrs Tank if you need any further information.

08 Jan

Core Revision Evening »

Parents of Year 10 and Year 11 pupils are welcome to attend our upcoming Core Revision Evening on Tuesday 22nd of January 2019. The event is being held in the Dining Hall from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (refreshments available from 5.15pm). If, however, you cannot arrive at 5:30pm please join us as soon as you can and take advantage of the valuable tips.

The evening will be a great opportunity to equip you with the essential tools to assist your child with his/her final preparations for the upcoming GCSE examinations. The event is focused on the core subjects of Maths, English and Science that, as we know, give your child the secure base on which to build future goals and aspirations.

The evening will consist of three workshops from the core subjects and will cover items such as; -

GCSE resources for the given subject
revision techniques
exam Questions and skills.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 01709 512222 or via t.davis@oakwood.ac.

Thank you Mr Davis.

08 Jan

Action for Happiness - January

Action for Happiness - January »

Small actions can lead to big changes. Take part in Happy January and get 2019 off to the best possible start ☀️

08 Jan

Pupil Targets »

Dear Parents and Carers,

At Oakwood High School we have high expectations of pupils.

We are now one full term into the academic year and so we expect all pupils to have made some progress towards their success targets and be a step closer towards achieving them. At this point your child should be one fine grade away from their target to be considered ‘on target’ for achieving their success targets by the end of the year. To keep pupils focussed and motivated you will notice that the colours in GO4Schools have been updated to reflect this.

For example, during term 1 a pupil with a target of 3+ would have been 'on target' if they were achieving a 3- . It is our expectation that each pupil will have made progress by at least one fine grade so this pupil should now be achieving a grade 3 to still be on target to achieve their 3+ by the end of the year.

You can see how close your child is to achieving his/her targets by logging into GO4Schools and viewing the updated data. Please discuss this with your child and encourage them to continue to work hard to meet/beat targets.

Thank you for your support and if you have any questions or concerns please contact me on m.ward@oakwood.ac

Yours Sincerely
Mrs Maxine Ward
Assistant Headteacher

21 Dec

Christmas Jumper Day »

Our Christmas jumper day has raised approximately £350. This money will be much appreciated by Bluebell Wood Hospice.

Members of the school council will visit in the new year to hand over the cheque. Thanks to those who contributed.

21 Dec

December Attendance Prizes

December Attendance Prizes »

Staff have been delivering presents to pupils who have achieved 100% attendance during December.

Merry Christmas from everyone at Oakwood High School!

20 Dec

Christmas Appeal

Christmas Appeal »

As a school, we have managed to donate 1,026 items to Shiloh - Well done!

Thank you to all staff and pupils who contributed towards this task; the staff at Shiloh were completely overwhelmed by this generosity and even commented that they still have leftovers from our donations last year, so they will definitely be well-stocked this year!

The manager did say that he would look at giving some of the surplus items to other charities around the borough, so it just shows that your selflessness will help so many other people in our home town.

A big thank you to Miss Liversidge for organising.

19 Dec

Christmas Lunch Day

Christmas Lunch Day »

Oakwood pupils enjoyed their Christmas lunch Today.

18 Dec

Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas Jumper Day »

Christmas Jumper Day is Friday 21st December 2018. Please see attached poster for details.

10 Dec

Christmas Lights Display

Christmas Lights Display »

We have a beautiful light and snowflake display in our main Atrium to celebrate the Christmas Season.

Pupils and staff have donated money to buy an acrylic snowflake and dedicate it to a loved one. The snowflakes have been attached to a large set of lights and appear as though they are floating.

Money raised from the sale of the snowflakes is going to Rotherham Hospice.

Thank you to everyone who has donated.

05 Dec

Christmas Disco

Christmas Disco »

Please see attached poster for details.

05 Dec

Christmas Shoe box appeal »

Miss Liversidge is leading the shoe box appeal again at school for Shiloh (a charity based in Rotherham), and is calling out for any donations you might want to spare for someone less fortunate this year. The school have done this for the past two years and you really don't understand how well received these gifts are and how grateful Shiloh's guests are!

If you'd like to donate, you could gift any of the following:

- toothpaste/toothbrush/mouthwash
- shampoo/conditioner
- shower gel/soap/sponge
- deodorant/body spray
- torch
- waterproof poncho
- gloves/scarf/hat
- brush/comb
- note pad/pen
- biscuits
- tinned items
- chocolate
- bottled water
- selection boxes
- deodorant gift sets

And much more... Any donated items can be dropped off at the school reception.

This could be your final act of kindness for 2018 💜

03 Dec

Do Good December

Do Good December »

This month is all about acts of kindness.
Giving is one of the 5 recommended steps to wellbeing - Please remember to be kind to yourself this month as well.

December can be quite a high pressure month and it’s important to stop and remember ourselves in all of this too.

Remember to reach out if you need to. We can and we will continue to talk about our mental health.

03 Dec

Social Media

Social Media »

To receive updates and information from Oakwood High School, please follow us on Twitter @OakwoodHSchool and like our Facebook page Oakwood High School.

28 Nov

December Attendance Competition

December Attendance Competition »

Achieve 100% attendance for the month of December... There are only 15 school days in December!

Winning could not be easier - attend for all 15 days and you will be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize.

Please see the attached poster which will also be displayed in the Attendance display board, please come and have a look.

21 Nov

Christmas Production 2018

Christmas Production 2018 »

Tickets for our December School Production 'The Sound of Music' are now on sale in the Finance Office.  Please see the attached poster for further information.

08 Nov

Oakwood Remembers

Oakwood Remembers »

Our display in school from last year has been expanded to include even more poppies.  Some of these have been used to create a new display in the windows at the front of the school. 

Thank you to all the pupils and staff who have contributed to making the poppies to show that "Oakwood Remembers".

07 Nov

Attendance Competition Winners

Attendance Competition Winners »

The winning tutor group with the highest attendance for last term was MSY (Hoober house) with an outstanding figure of 98.8%. Well done to all pupils in this group and also to Mr Symons!

Pictured are the pupils enjoying their Dominoes lunch.

05 Nov

Youth MP attends Parliament

Youth MP attends Parliament »

Following the annual make your mark ballot, in which Oakwood high school had a turnout of over 70 percent, one of our pupils who is a Member of the Youth Parliament and also a Youth MP for Rotherham, will receive the privilege of being one of the only young people in Rotherham to get to speak in parliament and sit on the green benches at the commons chamber.






 

04 Nov

New things November

New things November »

It’s the beginning of November and Action for Happiness want us to try new things.

17 Oct

The Sheffield College Open Events

The Sheffield College Open Events »

Please see attached poster for details or speak to our Careers Advisor, Mrs Barton.

12 Oct

CBRE All Schools England Rugby Canterbury Kit design workshop

CBRE All Schools England Rugby Canterbury Kit design workshop »

Our school has been selected to receive funding from CBRE All Schools England Rugby. We have received a lot of new kit & equipment and they will be coming into school and doing some coaching in lessons and after school. 

10 Oct

It's World Mental Health Day - #helloyellow

It's World Mental Health Day - #helloyellow »

Please click here for more pictures of our staff taking part in the wear yellow theme to remind us to look after ourselves - #helloyellow

09 Oct

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day »

World Mental Health Day is on 10th October 2018. 

05 Oct

Tutor Review Day Wednesday 14th November 2018 »

Tutor Review Day Wednesday 14th November 2018, online appointment booking.

02 Oct

Optimistic October

Optimistic October »

Optimistic October - Life is better when you have something to look forward to. I hope you can use this to find ways to stay hopeful and focus on what matters.

 

02 Oct

School Council

School Council »

A number of our school council members attended the Harms of Hate event at Magna last week. 

28 Sep

2018/19 Music Mark School Member

2018/19 Music Mark School Member »

Oakwood School has been successfully nominated by the Rotherham Music Service to become a 2018/19 Music Mark School Member.

 

27 Sep

Bake off competition

Bake off competition »

There were some fantastic entries to the European Day of Languages Bake Off competition. 

The standard was extremely high. Thank you to everyone who entered a cake and thanks also to everyone who bought some cake at break time - we have raised over £50 for Macmillan!

Please click here to see more pictures of the entrants and winners.

 

21 Sep

Pupil targets now in place. »

You can now access pupil targets in Go4Schools.

19 Sep

Young Writer's Award

Young Writer's Award »

Oakwood High School was recently recognised as a 5 star young writer's school due the consistent hard work and dedication of our pupils who entered numerous writing competitions last year. 

18 Sep

Go4Schools Launch Year 7 Parents/Carers »

We are pleased to announce the launch of Go4Schools to Year 7 parents/carers. This is an interactive web-based system which provides 24/7 access to real time information about your child's education.

11 Sep

Rotherham College Open Events 2018-2019

Rotherham College Open Events 2018-2019 »

Please see the attached poster for further details.

11 Sep

Dearne Valley College Open Events 2018-2019

Dearne Valley College Open Events 2018-2019 »

Please see the attached poster for further details.

07 Sep

Y5 and Y6 Open Evening

Y5 and Y6 Open Evening »

Please see attached poster for further details.

03 Sep

Self-Care September

Self-Care September »

September is all about self care. 

20 Jul

Attendance Achievements

Attendance Achievements »

To celebrate our pupils who have achieved 100% attendance last academic year, along with our most improved pupils, the Attendance Team held a celebratory afternoon tea party on Thursday the 19th of July 2018, during which they were given a certificate and badge to celebrate their success.

 

11 Jul

Headteacher's Summer Letter - July 2018 »

The Headteacher's Summer Letter 2018.

10 Jul

Sports News »

The Year 8 & Year 9 girls were involved in the Rotherham Schools Rounders Finals on Saturday morning. 

03 Jul

Viewing Pupil Images and Videos Parental Consent Form »

Dear Parent/Carer

Following the recent data collection exercise, you are now able to view the Pupil Images and Videos Parental Consents on Go 4 Schools.

 

02 Jul

Jump back July

Jump back July »

This month is Jump Back July - If you can't change it, change how you think about it. Join us for 'Jump Back July' and discover ways to be more resilient to life's ups and downs ☔️🌤️

02 Jul

Goodbye Year 11

Goodbye Year 11 »

On Friday we said Goodbye to our Year 11 pupils.

22 Jun

Sports News »

Cricket - Year 10 are now the South Yorkshire champions. They play the semi-final of the Yorkshire cup next week. Well done to them and congratulations to their coach.

Rounders - The year 9 mixed rounders team played in the Rotherham Schools Tournament on Tuesday. They were outstanding winning their group matches against Maltby, Thrybergh and Aston and then went on to beat Wickersley in the final 5 1/2 - 1/2 rounder. In four matches they scored 34 rounders and only had 3 rounders against them. They were a credit to the school.

20 Jun

Launch of new DfE Website »

The DfE has launched a new website designed to inform students, parents, employers and anyone working in education on the GCSE reforms, 9-1 grades, higher education, grade conversions etc. 

08 Jun

Cricket News »

Our Year 10 pupils played Wickersley in the quarter final of the South Yorkshire cup this week

04 Jun

Joyful June

Joyful June »

This month - as you may have guessed from the subject heading is Joyful June - "Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you'll look back and realise they were big things" (Robert Brault).

25 May

Sporting Success »

Congratulations to our Year 9 girls who played in the Rotherham Schools Rounders Tournament yesterday and have made it through to the finals on Saturday 7th July. They beat Wickersley in their final game.

18 May

U17s Italy v Belgium Football Match

U17s Italy v Belgium Football Match »

Several of our pupils were flag bearers and ball boys/girls for the Under 17s Italy v Belgium football match at the New York Stadium in Rotherham.

16 May

Sporting Achievements

Sporting Achievements »

Some of our pupils achieved sporting success over the weekend, achieving 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

09 May

Y11 Tree Plant

Y11 Tree Plant »

The Y11 Class of 2018 planted a cherry tree earlier this week to celebrate the start of their GCSE exams.

08 May

Ramadan 2018 »

A letter from the Headteacher about Ramadan


 
 

04 May

Y11 Pupils »

Please see the following letter from the Headteacher regarding Year 11 pupils.

02 May

Meaningful May

Meaningful May »

May is meaningful May. Please see the attached poster.

01 May

Oakwood Awards Ceremony

Oakwood Awards Ceremony »

By invitation only, this event will showcase Pupils high quality work.

19 Apr

Pupil achievement award

Pupil achievement award »

Well done to one of our Year 8 pupils who Yesterday won an achievement award.

18 Apr

Magna STEM Event

Magna STEM Event »

Year 8 pupils at Oakwood, and some of their parents, have today enjoyed the STEM event ‘Get up to speed’ at Magna in Rotherham. 

12 Apr

Active April

Active April »

Please see the attached poster. This month is all about being active. Remember we should always be looking after our physical health as well as our mental health.

10 Apr

Sport Relief update

Sport Relief update »

We are delighted to announce that as a school we managed to raise a total of £1058.44 for Sport Relief. Thank you to all those who supported in whatever way they could and a special thanks to the PE team.

21 Mar

Step up for Sport Relief 2018

Step up for Sport Relief 2018 »

Sport Relief is when the British public comes together to get active, raise money and change lives. This time, it’s bigger than ever and Oakwood are getting involved in a number of different ways. 

13 Mar

Launch of Go4Schools mobile app

Launch of Go4Schools mobile app »

We are pleased to show you the first release of the Go4Schools mobile app for parents and pupils.

12 Mar

Football Success! »

A number of girls were involved int the Rotherham football championships last week.

02 Mar

Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing Club »

Pupils from the Creative Writing club raised a fantastic £56 for Book Aid International during their Harry Potter themed bake sale on Thursday 1st March.

27 Feb

Uncertain Weather »

Dear Parents/Carers. During this time of uncertain weather, we will do all that we can to keep the school open to all pupils

23 Feb

Football Success »

Congratulations to the Y7 football team.

07 Feb

Tutor Review Day 13 March 2018 »

Tutor Review Day 13 March 2018, online appointment booking.


 

23 Jan

Inspiring Youth Awards Success

Inspiring Youth Awards Success »

The Inspiring Youth Awards is a South Yorkshire Police led project open to anybody aged between 13 and 17 years.

18 Jan

School Production December 2018

School Production December 2018 »

Our next school production will be 'The Sound of Music'.  Performances will take place on the 18th, 19th and 20th of December 2018.

21 Dec

Town Hall visit

Town Hall visit »

Pupils from years 8, 9 and 10 enjoyed a trip to the town hall on Friday the eighth of December.

 

21 Dec

Fantastic response to our shoe box appeal

Fantastic response to our shoe box appeal »

Our aim was to set all the forms the task of creating a 'shoe box' filled with non-perishable items to give to a homeless person this Christmas.

13 Dec

Annie Production - Menu

Annie Production - Menu »

We will be serving food and drink at our Annie Productions, so come along and have something to eat or drink before the performance or during the interval.
 

12 Dec

Oakwood Christmas lights display

Oakwood Christmas lights display »

We have a beautiful light and snowflake display in our main Atrium to celebrate the Christmas season.

12 Dec

Christmas shoe box appeal

Christmas shoe box appeal »

On Thursday the 21st December, the charity Shiloh will be visiting the school.  Our aim is to set all the forms the task of creating a 'shoe box' filled with non-perishable items to give to a homeless person this Christmas.



 

04 Dec

Pupils meet professional dancer

Pupils meet professional dancer »

Pupils were thrilled to meet Megan Louch who is a dancer in the London West End production of "Annie". 

24 Nov

Sporting Success »

Congratulations to the U13 girls football team who played in the Rotherham Premier League Cup on Tuesday.

23 Nov

Official opening of Oakwood High School

Official opening of Oakwood High School »

Our new school building was officially opened on Thursday 26th October 2017 by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities.

 

23 Nov

Ex Year 11 Presentation Evening

Ex Year 11 Presentation Evening »

Our Ex Y11, Class of 2017 Presentation Evening took place on Monday 13 November 2017. 

24 Oct

Tutor Review Day 22 November 2017 »

Tutor Review Day Wednesday 22 November 2017, online appointment booking.
 

24 Oct

Visit by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Sheffield

Visit by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Sheffield »

Today we welcomed Andrew Coombe, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Sheffield on a special visit to the school.

12 Oct

Pupils champion new mental health campaign

Pupils champion new mental health campaign »

Pupils across Rotherham wore yellow on Tuesday to show other young people that they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health as part of a new campaign launch.

11 Oct

100% Attendance Achievers 2016-2017

100% Attendance Achievers 2016-2017 »

Several pupils from across all year groups achieved 100% attendance during the school year 2016-2017.

06 Oct

#HelloYellow »

Tuesday the 10th of October is World Mental Health day. We are inviting pupils to wear something yellow to encourage us all to be aware of our mental health. Alongside this we are helping Rotherham launch their STILL campaign.

04 Oct

Go4Schools Launch Year 7 »

We are pleased to announce the launch of Go4Schools to Year 7 parents/carers. This is an interactive web-based system which provides 24/7 access to real time information about your child's education. 

29 Sep

Outstanding Oakwood Bake Off

Outstanding Oakwood Bake Off »

As part of the Macmillan world's biggest coffee morning, each tutor group was invited to enter decorated cupcakes into the Oakwood Bake Off.

26 Sep

Ex Oakwood Pupil lands dream job with ITV

Ex Oakwood Pupil lands dream job with ITV »

Becky Lancashire who left Oakwood in 2011, has secured a role as a trainee Production Journalist with ITV.

25 Sep

Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters »

This weeks assembly focused on attendance and punctuality and was led by the Attendance Team, Miss Riordan and Miss Timons. 

18 Jul

Cricket Success! »

Our Y8 (now Y9) Cricket team became the Rotherham Champions last Thursday.

07 Jul

National Students Art Competition »

As a School we annually submit work to the National Students Art Competition.

07 Jul

Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing Club »

Would you like to join the School's Creative Writing Club?

06 Jul

Local Author Visit

Local Author Visit »

Local Author, Peter J Murray visited us on 19th June 2017 to give a presentation to our Year 8 pupils.

20 Jun

Attendance Rewards »

The Attendance Team will be hosting a celebration event in school today to congratulate pupils who have achieved 100% attendance. The pupils will be receiving rewards and certificates.