Back to college arrangements for September 2016

We hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable summer holiday. These are the arrangements for returning to school in September.

  • Monday 5 September 2016 is an INSET day and the college will be closed for staff training.
  • Tuesday 6 September 2016. School commences for students in year 7, 10 and 11. Students in Year 7 should arrive at 8.35 and meet in the hall where they will be met and told the arrangements for the first day.  
  • Wednesday 7 September 2016. school commences for students in years 8 & 9.

Welcome to new Year 7 students. If you have mislaid the information we sent you in May you can download it here. At the end of August, you will receive a further letter with more information about your first week at Oathall and how to set up your ParentPay account.

Collecting 2016 GCSE Results

Results will be available for collection from the sports hall on Thursday 25 August 2016 from 10am until 11am.  Students need to enter the sports hall via the doors by the boys PE changing rooms.  If you wish any other person (including family members) to collect your results on your behalf, you must give your written authorisation to school before results day (aaldridge@oathall.org).  Oathall Community College teaching staff will be available on results day should you need post-results advice.

Candidates who do not collect their results on 25 August will receive notification through the normal post.  Letters will be posted on 25 August and not before.

The National Students’ Art Exhibition 2016

Congratulations to GCSE Art student and Oathall Head Boy, John Moore whose artwork was selected to be exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London. John’s piece was a portrait of fellow student Jack Davidian-Judd.The likeness was created by the meticulous weaving of threads back and forth across a grid of nails to reproduce the image.

This is the fourteenth year of the National Students’ Art Exhibition held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists. The exhibition is truly inspirational featuring the best young artists in the country alongside work from some of the finest professional artists.

James Horton MA RBA (President)said,

“The work chosen is carefully selected to represent the very best of what is being produced in schools across the nation. With one aim in mind which is to send the strongest message possible, to all our young artists that our society needs creative people, who will enrich the fabric of our culture and who will be taken seriously by professional bodies such as ours, and who will also become the next generation of respected professionals.”

Haywards Heath Station 175th Celebration

Railway logoThe English faculty are delighted to have received an abundance of entries in our Key Stage 3 ‘station poetry’ competition. The quality of poetry was extremely high and we had difficulty selecting the top 30. Haywards Heath Town Team organised the competition and are arranging for these to be published in a book and displayed at the station in time for the September celebrations.

We also had overall winners in each year group as follows:

1st:Reuben Brown and Luke Padgham (9); Kit Beale (8); Millie Chudasama (7)

2nd: Demi Miller (9); Emily Brock (8); Kitty Underhill (7); Isabelle Hateley (7)

3rd:Oliver Laine and Josh Williamson (9); Jack Townsend (8); Alex Sawyer (7); Harry Pulham (7)

Well done to everyone who entered, especially those who wrote the poems that have selected for publication.