Year 9 Parents Evening
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Year 11 Examination Preparation
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Dare to Shine at our Academy

Mark WyssJohn Rigby
Academy PrincipalExecutive Principal

Dear families, friends and guests of OBA

In 2010, Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy opened as the first academy in Runcorn for students aged 11–18. Since then we have welcomed increasing numbers of students into the OBA family, leading to us currently being the only oversubscribed secondary school in Runcorn.

This is testament to the extraordinary talents and effort of our students and staff, where everyone goes that extra mile to allow our students to shine. Our motto, ‘Dare to shine’, perfectly sums up our core mission; to allow all students to flourish, regardless of circumstance or background. As a result, our students’ achievement has proudly stood above national averages for the last three years.

Our strong specialisms of English, Mathematics and Applied Learning permeate the curriculum and contribute to the vibrancy of the Academy. We provide a warm, innovative learning environment that excites, stimulates and challenges students within a secure and caring community.

As parents ourselves, Mr. Rigby and I understand that examination results are only one element of our young peoples’ success. Our ‘pledge’ guarantees that every student will experience fifteen key cultural, creative and sporting events in their time with us. The Academy also offers a stunning enrichment programme, with than 120 different sessions every week, as well as a superb Saturday Academy schedule that is open to primary school pupils.

We expect the very highest standards of our students, with our simple mantra of ‘work, hard, be nice, look smart’ setting the tone for everyday life at the Academy.

OBA is a warm and happy place to learn and work at – we go the extra mile so that we can all dare to shine.

Welcome to an exciting future for Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy.

Term and Holiday Dates 2015-2016


TermOpens for StudentsCloses for Students
Autumn 2015

Wednesday 2 September
for Years 7 and 12

Thursday 3 September
all Year Groups

Friday 23 October
Half Term 26 – 30 October 2015
Monday 2 NovemberFriday 18 December
Christmas Holiday 21 December – 1 January 2016
Spring 2016Monday 4 JanuaryFriday 12 February
Half Term 15 – 19 February 2016
Monday 22 FebruaryThursday 24 March
Good Friday & Easter Monday 25 & 28 March 2016
Tuesday 29 MarchFriday 1 April
Spring Holiday 4 – 15 April 2016
Summer 2016Monday 18 AprilFriday 29 April
Bank Holiday – 2 May 2016
Tuesday 3 MayFriday 27 May
Half Term 30 May – 3 June 2016
Monday 6 JuneFriday 15 July

INSET Days (staff training days, students not in school):-
Tuesday 1 September 2015
Monday 18 – Thursday 21 July 2016


Dates updated: 17/03/15


Term and Holiday Dates 2016-2017

TermOpens for StudentsCloses for Students
Autumn 2016

Tuesday 6 September
for Years 7 and 12

Wednesday 7 September
all Year Groups

Thursday 20 October

Half Term: 24 – 28 October 2016
Monday 31 OctoberFriday 16 December
Christmas Holiday 19 December – 2 January 2016
Spring 2017Tuesday 3 JanuaryFriday 10 February
Half Term 13 – 17 February 2016
Monday 20 FebruaryFriday 31 March
Easter Holiday 3 – 17 April 2016
Summer 2017Tuesday 18 AprilFriday 28 April
Bank Holiday – 1 May 2016
Tuesday 2 MayFriday 26 May
Half Term 29 May – 2 June 2016
Monday 5 JuneFriday 21 July

INSET Days (staff training days, students not in school):-
Monday 05 September 2016
Friday 21 October 2016
Monday 24, Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26 July 2017


Dates updated: 15/03/16

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