Oak Wood School


Year 12 Assessments - Week Beginning 24 May

Year 12 will have 'in class' assessments during the week beginning 24 May. These should be taken very seriously as the results will form part of the decision making process regarding students progressing in to Year 13. Timetables have been handed to students today, a copy can be found here. Throughout the week students will carry on with their normal lesson timetable as the assessments will be no longer than an hour each. 

Year 13 - Letter regarding A level assessment process for this summer

Please find a copy of the letter, which you should have already received, here.

Covid Testing at home

You have hopefully all received the letter relating to student home testing. The letter can be viewed here: letter. Students that have consented are expected to test twice a week and, once they have their result, follow the reporting process (the school link and the link to the NHS website). Students will be issued with another box of tests before the Easter break and must ensure that they continue to test twice a week throughout the holidays and must complete a test the evening before they return to school.

Attendance Reminders

A reminder that all Year 12 students should be in school every day for an 08:30 start, even if they don't have lessons first thing in the morning. Students will be permitted to leave early in the afternoon if they don't have timetabled lessons, but this is a privilege that can be removed. The end of the normal school day is at 14:50. If Year 13 students do not have anything on their timetable period 1 they may come in for their first timetabled lesson of the day. However, if they have a lesson period 1 they must come in for form time at 8.30 and, if they are coming in later, they MUST arrive at least 20 minutes before their lesson. If they are persistently arriving late for their first lesson this privilege may be removed.

If your son or daughter is unable to attend school, for any reason, it is vitally important (particularly in the current situation) that you inform Mrs Spencer as to why they aren't able to attend. Please call the main school number: 01895 237350 and choose option 4 (sixth form). If Mrs Spencer isn't at her desk you will be able to leave a message, please leave a contact number, just in case she needs any clarification (e.g. if Covid related absence).


Most students have now submitted their UCAS application and many are receiving offers, which is very exciting. A reminder that, once they have received all their offers, we strongly recommend that they discuss their options with their form tutor and/or Mr Curley, before they submit their final decision on firm and insurance choices.