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4th March 2019


Massive thank you to our families from Middle phase who came to support our 'SMILE around Europe' event today. Old Park is part of the Barry Carpenter SMILE project which focuses on socialise, move, interest, learn and engage. My thanks also go to Mr Wiggin and Middle phase staff for organising the event and also Del from DPA for being our 'busker'.


Pupils from across school have also attended the Easter dance festival at Stourbridge town hall today. They have been working with students from Windsor High over the last couple of weeks. It is always a privilege to hear about how fantastic our pupils were and how they were true advocates for Old Park School. Thank you you to Mrs Cairns and all of the staff that supported today's event. My thanks also go to our families who bought tickets and went along to support.

03rd February 2020


We have had a really busy start to 2020. This term we are trialling a whole school theme focusing on 'Earth Warriors'. Classes are learning about how we can protect and take care of our school, local community and the wider planet. We are looking forward to hosting our Enterprise event on the 13th February, where we shall showcase our produce.


Don't forget FOOPs 'Rags 2 Riches' collection - please drop off any items between the 9th to 16th March 2020.

16th December 2019


Old Park students voted on our "Election day", 12th December 2019, and the winner from the four choices for a new project for the Buffs was: Playground Resources. This choice received a total of 45 votes.

13th December 2019


Many thanks to all of the families and friends who visited us last night for our FOOPs Christmas fayre. We hope you had a very festive time. Thanks also to all of the staff who helped. Once we’ve took expenses off we think we have made about £350- £400 pounds last night, added to the £1450 for singing hands and hopefully £1000 from match funding. All the hard work was most definitely worth it! 


Jane and Janine (FOOPs)


12th December 2019


Today we are looking forward to our very own school election where pupils will be voting for which project they would like our friends The Buffs to help us fundraise for next. Keep a look out for the election result next week.




11th December 2019


Today we have enjoyed the build up to Christmas with our festive lunch. Our thanks go to the kitchen staff for their organisation, preparation, and for serving a delicious meal to over 300 pupils, staff and guests.



5th December 2019


A very special evening spent at the Dudley Special School Christmas carol service with some amazing representatives from Old Park School. Massive thank you to all of the staff who supported the event and gave their time tonight including Mr Jee and Del from DPA who co-ordinated our performance. Thanks also to the families for coming to join in with the festivities.


Jodie Colbourne (Headteacher)

5th December 2019


We have received the following alert from West Midlands Police.


West Midlands Police has been made aware of an an App called “UNICO LIVE”. The app is publicised as age restricted 12+ and designed for young people to upload videos of them performing, singing and dancing etc.; it has come to our attention that there is inappropriate content on the platform involving young people which is being investigated.

The content does not appear to be monitored and we urge you to raise awareness widely to increase vigilance and reduce the likelihood of any child being sexually exploited.


Please share at the earliest opportunity with your pupils, staff, friends and family.

4th December 2019


Our 14-19 Christmas Craft Fayre was a massive success today. Big thank you to all of our families who paid a visit. It was also great to see friends from Pens Meadow and Thorns Academy. Our young people and staff have worked really hard to make it happen. A special thanks goes to Mrs Cairns for co-coordinating the event.






1st December 2019


Fabulous start to the Christmas events at Old Park School with Singing Hands!






Singing Hands December 2019

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19th November 2019


We are really lucky at Old Park to have such a fantastic forest school. Even in the colder months our children and young people are outside exploring all that nature has to offer. This can sometimes mean we get very wet and muddy! With this in mind can parents please make sure that your child comes to school with a winter coat and has a set (or two!) of warm spare clothes including underwear and socks and a pair of wellie boots please.


If anyone has any spare clothing, wellie boots or waterproofs that you no longer use then we would happily take them off your hands.


Many thanks for your support

15th November 2019


It was great to see lots of our pupils and staff supporting Child in Need today. Thank you for your contributions. We will let you know how much we raised when the final pennies have all been counted.


In other news, Class 1 have had a great time today taking part in table cricket. We welcomed back to Old Park Liam Bendall from Worcestershire Cricket Club. Liam is the cricket development coach at the Club and they have offered free coaching for 6 afternoons as an enrichment opportunity.


Look out for the letter in your child's bag this evening telling you all about our fundraising election being held on the 12th December 2019 to link with the General Election which is taking place on the same day. A copy can also be found at https://www.oldpark.org/newsletters/


Many thanks

Jodie (Headteacher)

16th October 2019


Great message from Mr Waterhouse -


Just to let you know our Football team did us really proud at Aston Villa this week. This is the 3rd year I have taken them and every year we have improved:) We have never won a game before and this year we were undefeated!!!!

We played 3 games

4 - 4 Draw
2 - 1 Win
2 - 2 Draw


All students have received certificates and medals for all of their efforts

08th October 2019


Our safeguarding policy and supporting documentation has been updated. At Old Park School we take our responsibility to safeguard our children, staff and families very seriously. Please take a moment to look at the information and feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or need support.


Many thanks

Jodie (Headteacher)

27th September 2019


Well done to the young people and staff from the 14-19 phase for hosting today's fabulous Macmillan coffee morning. We would also like to thank all of the families, staff and children who donated items or popped in to buy a tasty treat. At the last count we had raised £247.55.




22nd September 2019


Dear Parents and Carers,

We have certainly had a rather busy start to the new school year! Classes are working hard to settle pupils into their new groups and routines. You should have received a copy of the curriculum newsletter and a copy of your child's timetable will be sent out once its been finalised by the end of the week. 


It has been a pleasure to meet some of you in school already and I look forward to meeting others over the coming weeks. I am keen to hear from you if there are aspects of school life that you think could be improved or changed - please do get in touch.


In the meantime 2019-2020 term dates and Autumn events have been updated on the website. We are also currently updating school policies and guidance. Make sure that you check back regularly to ensure you are fully up to date.


Many thanks

Jodie (Headteacher)