Nov 16, 2018

Newsletter 3

Remembrance commemoration
Last Sunday children from each class in Oakridge took part in a very powerful event.

Dear Parents,

Remembrance commemoration
Last Sunday children from each class in Oakridge took part in a very powerful event. When we arrived on Sunday morning there were 23 boots lined up outside the school. This was the number of men that left the village to fight in the Great War but sadly never came back. 
The children walked silently in pairs down to the church carrying their boots. The congregation lined the path to greet them and acknowledge the symbolic act they were undertaking. The boots were left at the front of the church for all to see and remained a constant reminder throughout the service. 

The children also attended the exhibition in the village hall on Monday morning.


Sheep in school
As part of the Diocese of Gloucester vision for church schools in Gloucestershire to feel part of the wider diocese and Christian family we have the pleasure of a model life size sheep with us in school for nearly 2 weeks. The sheep has already joined us for morning worship as well as taking part in every school activities. We will be adding some photographs onto the sheep's body and writing a diary as a way to remember his time with us at Oakridge. 

Parents' evenings 
Thank you for supporting your child through the recent parents' evenings. It was an important opportunity for us to share with you the progress of your child. Please continue to maintain close contact with your child's teacher.

Parent survey
Thank you for completing the parent questionnaires. I will be reviewing the information and give you feedback shortly.

Updated policies

The following policies have been updated and are now available on the school website.

Complaints, behaviour and anti-bullying 


On the back of this newsletter are a list of the forth coming dates between now and Christmas and beyond.
Please note that the children will be putting on an end of term performance in the village hall during week beginning 15th July. Date tbc. We look forward to it but I will ensure that we maintain a proper balance in term 6 between taught curriculum time and preparations for the performance.


From David Williams

Interim Headteacher




Friday 16th November

Children in Need (non-uniform)


Collection of children’s toys/books/clothes for Y11 pupils at Thomas Keble (for Kids Stuff, Stroud)

Wednesday 21st November


Class 1 Forest Schools at


Thursday 22nd November

Governors Meeting

Friday 23rd November

Bag2School Collection


Whole School to Art Exhibition at John Bailey’s Workshop

Monday 26th November

Sports Hall Athletics for KS2 pupils at Thomas Keble 3.45pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 5th December

Choir to sing at Green Shop

Friday 7th December

Choir to sing at Stroud Goodwill Evening

Sunday 9th December

Christingle Service in Church @ 9.30am

Thursday 13th December

Choir to sing at Ollie’s Shop

Monday 17th December

Whole School to Panto

Wednesday 19th December

Christmas Lunch at Village Hall


Carol Service in Church at 6pm

Friday 21st December

Achievement Worship in Church at 9.15am

Wednesday 9th January

Quick Sticks Hockey for KS2 pupils at Thomas Keble 3.45pm – 5.00pm

Friday 11th January

Swimming starts (PE & swimming for 5 weeks)

Registration at 8.30am

Tuesday 22nd January

Governors Meeting

Friday 8th February

Last swimming and PE session 

Thursday 14th February

Achievement Worship in Church at 9.15am.


End of Term 3 for pupils

Friday 15th February

INSET for staff













Jul 18, 2019

The children in Y5 and Y6 have just returned from five days of activities at Culmington Manor in Shropshire.

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