From dreams of rock stardom to bestselling author

Students in Year 7 were given a fascinating insight into the life of top teen author Alex Scarrow when he visited Oathall on the 16 March 2015. As part of a series of events organised by the English department, Alex Scarrow visited Oathall to talk to students about his life, how he became an author and his new book series, Time Riders. Continue reading

Oathall students experience how the news is made for real.

Last Wednesday, a group of year 9 students from Oathall attended a journalism course at the Guardian newspapers London offices, where they got to experience the buzz and pressure of producing a front page using real live articles being prepared by Guardian journalists. Continue reading

An amuse-bouche of maths!

Last week, Lucas Foreman, Alex Houlders-Worsfold, John Moore, and Hannah Smith, four of Oathall’s brightest Year 10 mathematicians travelled to Brighton to compete in this year’s ‘Year 10 Maths Feast’ competition.

Organised by the Further Maths Support Programme, the ‘Maths Feast’ is a competition with a menu of challenges designed to test students’ creativity in problem solving, team working and communication skills. Continue reading