Aspirations Academies Trust West London News Letter
During their recent Ofsted inspection on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th January 2017, Oak Hill Academy was rated as a Good school with Outstanding features. Mrs Saim (Principal) wrote to all parents saying “I am tremendously proud of all of our children who shone through as the real “Heroes” during the two day inspection.” Mrs Lancy (Executive Principal) and Mrs Saim also thanked all of the wonderful staff who
make Oak Hill Academy the amazing place that it is today. Their dedication, ard work and commitment to improving the school has been relentless over the last few years. Oak Hill Academy and the Oak Hill family will now move forwards into a bright and exciting future!
World Book Day 2017
Marie Skilling, the Patron of Reading at Oriel Academy and an ex-pupil, came to work with the children. The children moved around like Mowgli, Shere Khan, King Louis and Baloo and created their own new characters. Marie talked about the different types of snow in Narnia and Canada, including the different words that can be used to describe it. “Dry powdery snow” was her particular favourite. The Oriel Academy children asked questions about The Adventures of Benjamin Frank (Marie’s Book) and what it’s like to be an author. She was amazed by the questions asked! She encouraged the children to keep practicing as she thought there are many budding young writers in Oriel Academy!
Rivers Academy West London has had the privilege of hosting the Explorer’s Academy. Five students from each school (Rivers, Oriel and Oak Hill) were handpicked to take part. The programme was based around the theme ‘What Lies Beneath?’
The first session started with heart dissections where some slightly more apprehensive students were getting very stuck in by the end! The entire programme is 6 weeks in length during in which students have taken part in Biology/ Crime Science Investigation, Food and Nutrition, Drama, Maths and Art sessions. The students have thoroughly enjoyed the lessons and it has been a joy watching them get to know each other really well.
Now in its second year, Space Studio West London has recently moved into its brand new purpose-built building in Letchworth Avenue, Feltham. The building was officially opened on the 24th January 2017 by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, Commandant Royal Air Force Cadets. There was a great buzz to the event with attendees from
many local companies and organisations as well as delegates from the R.A.F and local MP Seema Malhotra. Space Studio West London is a studio school serving 14 -18 year olds, and prides itself on its bold new model for delivering ‘Scientific and Mathematical Learning’ – a dynamic mix of high quality scientific education and
industry-related activity that will equip young people with the skills and qualifications they need to succeed. The aim of the school is to ensure that young people are well equipped to become skilled technicians, operators, engineers, scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs in aerospace, space and general engineering industries. The Studio School is non-selective and open to students from anywhere. The maximum intake is 75 students in each year group. Balraj, one of our Year 13 students, travels to school from East London every day. She says “Coming to Space Studio West London gives me opportunities that I would not get at other schools, I have met Astronauts; scientists; worked with industrial mentors and even met the Prime Ministers of Britain and Japan. This will stand me in good stead for my future career in Astronomy studying in the United States.” The school has an Open Evening at the beginning of each month but you can also arrange a visit at any time by contacting the school office on 020 3696 8140 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org