Welcome to the English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy website, which is in the process of being built, but already contains the latest news, pictures and information about our wonderful school in Oakham, Rutland.
We are a small Voluntary Aided Academy with 100 children aged between 4 - 11 yrs old on roll and are federated with St Augustine's Catholic Voluntary Academy in Stamford. We are part of the St Gilbert of Sempringham Catholic Academy Trust.
We are very proud of our school, enjoy being part of an active and friendly community and welcome children and parents of all faiths, or none.
If you would like to visit us we would be very happy to show you around.
Please contact Mrs Hooley, Head Teacher or our school secretary Jennifer Iden on 01572 722400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Half Price Book Sale from Wednesday 5th - Tuesday 10th December
In the meeting room after school each day
PyJama Day - Friday 15th November
Remember to bring your charity donation!
We are on Facebook
Please visit the Pupils page of the website to access the different Blogs for the various classes and year groups.
Now that we are well settled and back into our daily routines after the holidays, the children will once again be blogging in and out of school. To help parents understand what the children are doing and join in by commenting on their blogs, attached here is the Parent's Guide to Blogging.
Term Date Parent Consulatation
Please see the letter from Joe Scott, Chair of Governors, regarding the outcome of the recent consulatation with parents regarding the proposed changes to Term dates for our school.
Summer Fun Day
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the fun day - the money is still to be counted but it was a great success!
A fabulous selection of photographs were taken at the Summer Fun Day/Fair on Saturday and they are all available to be purchased at http://sharonseel.instaproofs.com/.
A £2.00 donation is being made to the school for every print order or digital download (delivery is free if the photo is collected from school)
Proposed Term Date Consultation Letter
A letter has been sent home this week seeking the views of parents on a proposed change to term dates in 2014. Responses are required by Monday 1st July.
FANTASTIC NEWS - Mrs Hooley awarded a Commendation by the prestigious Pearson Teaching Awards.
Important information regarding conversion to academy status
The Governing Body met last Monday to make the final decision on the school converting to an academy. We are delighted to inform you that the decision was made to convert and all of the documents were agreed and signed. Therefore the school will convert to become an academy on 1st May. The school will be known as English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy and we will be part of St Gilbert of Sempringham Catholic Academy Trust. The other schools in the Trust are St Augustine’s in Stamford, English Martyrs in Oakham, Rutland, Our Lady of Lincoln, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St Hugh’s and St Peter and St Paul, all in Lincoln.
This is the start of an exciting development for our school and will enable us to work more closely with the other local Catholic schools to enhance the education of all of the children. We have already met as teaching staff to moderate RE assessments and other opportunities will be arranged for staff to work and train together. There will also be events for the children to work together on a variety of activities.
We will continue our close relationship with our local schools and remain a part of the thriving local education community.