OLSC Fundraising event with Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards

OLSC are hosting an event on the 21st June to launch our fundraising campaign in aid of Our Lady and St Chad. We will be screening the film “Eddie the Eagle” with Michael “Eddie” Edwards joining us to talk about his life story and also participate in a question and answer session.

Tickets for the event are now on sale via this link here!


Students… Come and visit our new section in the Library! These books are full of action, adventure and sport!! All linked to our accelerated reader programme in school. Open lunch times and after school



Year 8 have been exploring group balances during gymnastics lessons…smiles say it all!

Scholarly Attitudes

Dear Parents/Carers

As you are aware, the Academy is developing ongoing communication methods with parents to support students in adopting Scholarly attitudes to learning.

The SchoolCal App communicates day to day events, ‘Show My Homework’ ensures families are fully informed of any homework set, whilst student grades and praise logs are emailed home.

Following parental feedback and advice, the Academy will be trialling behaviour log notifications after half term. These will be sent on the evening of each day and parents will receive an email informing them that their child has received a behaviour log during that day.

Should you have any further suggestions and/or feedback during this trial, please email [email protected] to help us improve/refine strategies further.

Students will return after half term at 8:45 am on Tuesday 31st October 2017Please note Year 7 students will finish at 3:10 pm with all other Year Groups from Tuesday 31st October onwards.

I would like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable half term.

Kindest regards

T.H.L Ellis

Knife Crime Awareness

Children face all sorts of pressures and it may be that your child is in contact with friends who carry knives.

The chances are your child has talked about knives with friends or heard a story about the kid who carried a knife. Whilst many young people do not carry knives – it is still a conversation worth having with your child. You have a role to play in helping your child make the right choice on this subject. If there is one person your child will listen to, it’s you. They respect you more than you think.

At the Academy we know how important the safety of your children are. The attached leaflet holds practical advice for parents/carers on what they can do to reduce the likelihood of a child carrying a knife. The leaflet aims to give some pointers on what to look for, how to raise the subject and who to contact if you need more help.

All students in the Academy will receive an assembly this month as part of the West Midlands police Knife Crime Awareness.

Click here to read more.





To keep your child safe and ensure their well-being, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our links with you and keep everyone up-to-date and well informed. As sending written information home is sometimes unreliable, we have Schoolcal; an electronic school communication system. This will enable you to receive all your information from school quickly and reliably.

You will:

  • Receive letters more reliably and promptly
  • See letters in your inbox like any other email
  • Get a short text or app message if we need to contact you urgently
  • Still get paper letters if you don’t have email
  • Not need to rely on your child for delivery

We can:

  • Send more letters and information
  • Save on admin time, printing and paper
  • Contact you urgently when necessary

Next steps:

If you have not received an invite code please email L Craig at [email protected] to request one.