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.

The OSA organises 4 key events every year:

  • Two quiz nights, one in October and one in March. The quiz nights are a really good opportunity for parents/carers, staff, governors and 6th formers to relax but at the same time enjoy some healthy competition.
  • 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.
  • 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 new committee for 2016/17 are:

Chairperson Susan Holway, who has daughters in Year 7 and 11
Treasurer Debbie Cottle, who has a son in Year 8
Secretary Ruth Henry, who has a daughter in Year 9
Vice Chair Cathy Vallance, who has a son in Year 11
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.

OSA Upcoming Events

30/06/2017 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.