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FAQs

Why should I send my child to Angel Oak Academy?

Angel Oak Academy has had six years of outstanding results and has been ranked in the top 3% of all schools nationally for progress over the last three years. Other reasons include:

*   Excellent outcomes for children
*    Mastery in mathematics
*    Rich texts which promote a love of reading
*    Building Cultural Capital
*    Rights Respecting School
*    Committed, caring staff
*    No supply teachers
*    Teaching school

What provision can I expect for my child?

Angel Oak Academy uses the three-teacher model to ensure that all of our pupils make excellent progress. In the mornings, the children are in three classes of a maximum of 20 children. This ensures that the class teacher can fully support their pupils in reading, maths, and English. These classes are then split 2-ways so that the year group lead can deliver interventions for pupils who need to keep up with the content taught in the mornings.

What does like the wider curriculum look like?

At Angel Oak Academy, pupils engage with geography, history, R.E, Spanish (KS2), computing, PSHE, and science in their afternoon lessons. We also have an art specialist on site who teaches each of the year groups once a week in her art studio as well as specialist sport coaches. Angel Oak also has a wealth of music resources which are used in their music lessons.

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Our three-teacher model ensures that we able to deliver personalised and individual learning to children with additional needs due to smaller class sizes. Specialist interventions are also delivered by our 1:1 support staff. Speech & language support is also a key priority for Angel Oak Academy. We endeavour to support pupils with communication barriers both inside and outside of the classroom.

What is the current Ofsted grading?

Angel Oak Academy academised in February 2015. Since then, Angel Oak was graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in October 2017. You can find the full Ofsted support on our website.

What time does school begin and end?

The school gates open at 8.45am when the children can enter the building. Lessons begin at 9.00am. Collection time is at 3.15pm.

What is the school uniform?

For a full list of our uniform, please click here .

Is there before and after school care?

Angel Oak Academy provide a breakfast club which begins at 7.45am. Here, children are given a nutritious and healthy breakfast at a cost of £1 per day. Please click to see the menu.

Wrap-around care after-school runs until 6.30pm at a cost of £7 per day. Children are provided with an afternoon snack, given homework support, and given opportunities for play.

Due to the length of the school day with wrap-around care, we encourage Reception children to begin attending after Christmas. Requests to attend after-school club from the beginning of the year will be considered by the Senior Leadership Team on a case-by-case basis.

What extra-curricular activities are there?

A variety of after-school clubs are run by both our Sport Coaches, Health Mentor, and external music tutors. These clubs are for both KS1 and KS2 children and include: multi-sports, football, cricket, athletics, drama, and a range of instrumental lessons.

Where can I find the school lunch menu?

Please click here for the school’s lunch menu.

What does a Reception school-day look like?

Reception pupils can start the day from 8.45am and begin their first carpet session at 9.00am. There are three carpet sessions throughout the day: phonics, maths, and understanding the world or English. The children will then participate in free-flow sessions inside the classroom and in our Reception play area. Most of the pupils’ learning will happen through play at the beginning of the year. The duration of our carpet sessions lengthen throughout the year as the children mature. This ensures that they are ready for KS1.

What does staggered entry look like at AOA for Reception?

Within the first week, all Reception children are invited to attend an introductory session in a small group of their classmates. In this session, they are introduced to their classroom, the resources, and our expectations. Children are then given a start date in the following days to begin formally at Angel Oak Academy. We begin with small numbers and slowly increase the class size over the week.

What are the benefits of sending my child to an academy?

There are many benefits of being a part of a multi-academy trust. Angel Oak is able to draw on the expertise from others in other academies across the country. Over previous years, our staff have had opportunities to collaborate with others. As a teaching school, our role is to offer support to other academies in our trust as well as external schools. Although academies can create their own curriculums, Angel Oak continues to follow the national curriculum to ensure that our pupils are ready for secondary school.

If you have any further questions, please email the school office at: office@stepacademytrust.org<mailto:office@stepacademytrust.org>