At Ounsdale High School we aim for excellence in all things. We believe the academically talented should strive for the very best Universities, the sportsmen and women should play for England, the Performing Artists should head for the West End, and the practically minded students should aim for the most prestigious apprenticeships. We believe all individuals are uniquely gifted and we seek to develop and enrich these talents.
We are proud of our students and visitors to the school frequently comment on their confident, friendly approach and their enjoyment of learning. Our academic standards are high and we recognise the importance of good examination results for our students’ future success. We offer an enriched, enjoyable curriculum that enables each child to develop their personal and employability skills through visits, competitions, clubs and memorable learning experiences.
We strongly believe that an outstanding education is not solely qualification orientated and therefore we seek to develop students into kind, compassionate, well rounded young people. Ounsdale High School provides a supportive and happy learning environment where students are at the centre of everything that we do.
As a founder member of the Invictus Education Multi-Academy Trust, Ounsdale High School is part of a carefully planned collaboration between six self-selecting, highly successful schools. Within the Trust each school retains its own separate identity, but all members are totally committed to working together to ensure that each of our students receives the best possible education. Through combining our efforts, we have extended and enriched the opportunities available in order to give our students access to the best possible outcomes in terms of both examination results and wider educational experiences.
We are committed to continually improving the learning environment for our students and after submitting a bid earlier this year to the Education Funding Agency, Ounsdale has been awarded just under £3 million to rebuild the teaching block. We are very excited about this opportunity to transform the appearance of the school and further details, including impressions of what the building might look like, will be available on Open Evening.
We welcome applications from students within and outside of our catchment area, particularly those living in Dudley and Wolverhampton. Admissions are dealt with via the Staffordshire School Admissions Service and details of how to apply for a place can be found within our website. Parents who wish to enquire about a place at other times during the year should contact the school directly.
Choosing the right secondary school is one of the most important decisions that you will make for your child and I hope that you will visit Ounsdale High School to see the exceptional opportunities we offer.
Dr G. Smith