Dec 3, 2018

Newsletter 4

Should it be necessary to close school due to bad weather

Dear Parents


School Closure

Should it be necessary to close school due to bad weather, notice of closure will be posted on our school website as well as on the Gloucestershire Closed Schools website 

The closure system will also automatically update the twitter feed @Glos_schools, where you can subscribe to text alerts.


School Uniform

As you are aware the Trutex Uniform Shop will be closing around 10th December.  The supply of our school uniform will be taken over by Bateman Sports Limited, Kendrick Street, Stroud. 


Guitar and Ukulele Tuition

Unfortunately, unless more pupils wish to take up guitar or ukulele lessons, we will be unable to carry on offering  tuition after Christmas.  At the moment only 2 pupils have lessons and this is not viable for either the music teacher or school.  The cost for tuition is £75.00 for a block of 10 lessons over two terms (one ‘old’ term).  If your child is interested in lessons please see Carolyn for more information.


Parent Survey – November 2018

Key Strengths Oakridge

Out of the 16 questions 15 scored  80% or more as strongly agreed or agreed

Parents liked the small classes, nurturing approach, creative curriculum, friendly caring and approachable,  the teaching, topics, 1:1 learning.

From September 2018 they liked priorities set as cohesion and strong leadership, leadership is moving in the right direction and sensible leadership steps are being taken.

Areas to develop at Oakridge

Better communication, more after school clubs, longer notice for events, more electronic updates, challenge for more able.

As a result of this survey we will 

  • Ensure all feedback is noted and where improvements can be made action is taken
  • Increase communication to parents via e-mail - please ensure up to date e-mail addresses are on record in school.  If you would like to be added to our e-mail communication group please let Carolyn know.
  • Endeavour to get letters requesting money out as early as possible 
  • Ensure the good feedback to parents at parents’ evening is maintained as well as regular links between parents and teacher

December Diary Dates Update

On the back of this newsletter you will find updated diary dates for December.

We have also produced a card giving school information and term dates for 2018-19.  They will be sent home in book bags this afternoon.  We hope you find them useful.

From David Williams

Interim Headteacher




Wednesday 5th December

Choir to sing at Green Shop 4—6pm

Friday 7th December

Choir to sing at Stroud Goodwill


Sunday 9th December

Christingle Service in Church at 9.30am

Please could all Christingle candles be returned either at the service or to school by Friday 7th December

Wednesday 12th December

Whole school to sing for lunch club

Thursday 13th December

Choir to sing at Ollie’s Shop at 4pm

Friday 14th December

Last Chess Club for term 2

Monday 17th December

Whole School to panto (packed lunch needed)

Registration for pupils at 8.30am

Wednesday 19th December

Christmas Lunch at Village Hall for whole school (no packed lunches needed)


6pm Christmas Carol Service in Church

Friday 21st December

End of Term 2

Achievement Worship in Church at 9.15am



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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