100% Attendance Challenge

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Christmas Concerts tickets now available

Concert posterAs the Colston Hall is closed for refurbishment this year, we have a welcome return to our own Hexagon Theatre. Many of our young people will be taking to our stage on Wednesday 12 December and Thursday 13 December, joined by pupils from two of our partner primary schools, Cadbury Heath and The Tynings Primary Schools [Wednesday only].  It will be an event not to be missed and one which we trust will bring our community together to enjoy making music.

Tickets are on sale at the school office from Wednesday 5 December at the cost of £3.00 and £2.00 for concessions. All parents/carers and friends of the academy are invited to come along and enjoy the shows; please extend to others a warm welcome on our behalf. Cheques should be made payable to ‘King’s Oak Academy’.

As the Hexagon has a considerably smaller capacity than the Colston Hall, we would ask you to buy your tickets as promptly as possible; this will help us as we put into place the more detailed planning arrangements for the concert.

During the evening, a silver collection will be held for the South Gloucestershire Young Carers, which we hope you will support.

Refreshments and a raffle will also be available.

 We look forward to your company on either Wednesday 12 December [primaries] or Thursday 13 December [secondary].

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Christmas Jumper Day


On Friday 14th December, we will be supporting Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day!  We will be holding a non-uniform day, with an option to wear a Christmas jumper, for a £1 voluntary donation.  Many thanks for your support.Christmas Jumper Day

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Yamaha Music Lessons at KOA

YMP logo.jpg Music PointBristol Yamaha Music Point at King’s Oak Academy would like to offer you something special.

The normal cost for an hour’s music tuition is £9.00

As a unique music treat we would like to offer your child, three, one hour lessons with a specialist trained Yamaha teacher, at the bargain price of £20.00.  During these lessons each pupil will discover their excitement of learning an instrument and begin the musical journey to possible future stardom!!

This fantastic offer is only available on the following times and dates. After these sessions we will be offering the opportunity to sign up for the full Yamaha course.

DRUMS with Dan Elston:     4:15 – 5:15 pm on Wednesday evenings. The dates are December 5th, 19th and January 9th

KEYBOARD with Luke Woolley:   4.30-5.30pm, or 5.30-6.30pm on Tuesday evenings December 4th, 11th and 18th.

ELECTRIC GUITAR with Nick Shelley:  4.15pm- 5.15pm on Wednesday afternoons December 5th, 12th and 19th.

We anticipate a high demand and would recommend you sign up as quickly as possible, the deadline is 12.00 pm on Friday 30th November to guarantee a place.

Please note this offer is subject to certain conditions and may change depending upon the uptake of certain instruments. You are able to take up this offer on as many instruments as you wish. You may also use the offer with brothers, sisters and friends. They do not have to attend your primary school.

To sign up you will need to do the following:

Carefully complete the return slip HERE.  Please write clearly.

Return the completed slip below with the £20 fee in a sealed envelope to the office at your primary school. Mark the envelope with YAMAHA TUITION, the instrument chosen and the pupil’s name on the front. Lesson fees MUST be paid in advance to guarantee a place at the taster sessions.

If you would like to find out more about Bristol Yamaha Music Point at KOA, or have any questions, please check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BristolYMP/ or contact Tim Warren, Team Leader of Performance and Participation,  arrent@kingsoakacademy.org.uk
To apply, complete the return slip HERE and return to your child’s school office.


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East Bristol Foodbank Christmas Appeal

This year we are supporting the Foodbank Christmas Appeal in Kingswood.  In the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas the Foodbank will provide over 400 Christmas food parcels for local individuals and families, as well as their usual food.

We would like students to bring in items on the shopping list (see below)  and leave them at main reception or at student reception.  We will be going up to the Foodbank with everything that has been collected on the 17th December.   Thank you all for your support.

Shopping list:  tinned ham/chicken; tinned/instant potato; biscuits; custard and jam; UHT long life milk; long life fruit juice; chocolate/selection boxes; tinned vegetarian meals; shower gel/shampoo; toothpaste/toothbrushes.

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Supportive Parents – South Gloucestershire Support Group

South Glos Support Group

Supportive Parents is a charity providing information, advice and support to parents, children and young people with any type of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).  Our support group meets monthly to give you the opportunity to meet other parents, share your experience/concerns and find out more about SEN.  We also welcome interested professionals.


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Parent Forums

The dates and topics of the next four Parent Forums are as follows:

Monday 26th November – Online Safety
Monday 17th December – Mental Health
Monday 28th January – Homework
Monday 25th February – Anti Bullying

The Parent Forums are held in the Acorn (primary school) from 3:15 – 4:15 pm.

It is really informal so please feel free to come along to our next Forum and have a tea/coffee and chat.

We look forward to seeing you there

King’s Oak Academy Pastoral Team.

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KOA Remember

Staff and students from King’s Oak Academy remember at Warmley Cenotaph.


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Free Mental Health and Wellbeing Group

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A free mental health programme for girls aged 13-16 will be taking place every Saturday afternoon in November 12:30 – 5:00pm.

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Yr 11 Parent GCSE Support Evening

revision2A reminder that we are holding a parent/carer GCSE support evening for parents/carers of Year 11 students.  This will be on Monday 22nd October in the Hexagon at 5:00 – 6:00 pm with Ms Sroka (Phase 2 Leader) and Mr Cormack (Assistant Principal).

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