Oldfield School Association

What is the Oldfield School Association (OSA)?

Oldfield School Association (OSA) is the parent staff association of Oldfield School; a group of parents and school staff who raise funds for the school.  All parents, carers, staff and friends of the school are welcome to join. We get together once a term to discuss funding requests, plan upcoming events and generally share ideas. Our aim is not only to raise funds, but to create closer links between parents and the school. The OSA raise money by organising events for parents, staff and students during which everyone can get to know each other in a relaxed and informal environment while, hopefully, having some fun. The funds raised are used to purchase items that are not covered by the school budget but which enhance the opportunities given to the students. This could involve funding a piece of classroom equipment such as  musical instruments and cooking utensils or subsidising a school trip organised by a specific department and includes items such as: cameras for the new Photography GCSE course, dictionaries for the language department, music department trips, a catering fridge for use at OSA and school events.

The OSA organises several key events every year:

  • Year 7 family BBQ and disco.  This annual event is always popular and a great success.  The aim is to give new parents a chance to meet each other in an informal and relaxed setting, whilst their children enjoy the disco.  This is a free event open to Year 7 families, with a licensed bar to purchase drinks.
  • The Christmas Fair; we provide refreshments, hold a raffle and sell Nordman Fir Christmas trees. All stalls are run by students who pay a nominal  £2 for a table and keep the proceeds.
  • OSA Quiz Night in March. The quiz night is a really good opportunity for parents/carers, staff, governors and 6th formers to relax but at the same time enjoy some healthy competition.
  • The Battle of the Bands; student bands compete against one another to win the chance to have their song professionally recorded and receive feedback from a panel of judges. This event is organised in conjunction with the music department.

As well as the above, the OSA supports the school by providing refreshments for parents and students at a variety of evening events held by the school, for example the Open Evening and the Year 7 New Intake Evening.

Who are we?

The committee are:

Chairperson Gaynor Williams, who has children in Year 11, 13
Treasurer Debbie Cottle, who has children in Year 8, 10 and 12
Secretary tbc
School Link Steven Mackay, Headteacher

Contact us at OSA@oldfieldschool.com

We are always happy to hear your comments or answer any questions about our work for the OSA.

If you would like any more information about the OSA, would like to be added to our contact list or may be able to help out at any of the above, please contact us at osa@oldfieldschool.com

You can also keep up to date with the OSA via the School Newsletter.