URGENT NOTICE!

It was reported to school this morning that two of our students had seen a male with a knife in Wombourne, by the shops on Common Road (near Cost-cutter). The students made sure they were safe before calling the police.

 Officers attended the school to take statements and descriptions of the male. They carried out a search of the area, and enquiries are continuing.

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‘Youth Speaks’ Competition 2018

Congratulations to Edan, Esme and Daisy on their performance in this years’ public speaking competition. Their professional presentation on the topical area of gender equality impressed both the judges and the audience.  Well done to them and thanks to Graham Rowley and the Wombourne and Sedgley Rotary Club for giving our students this opportunity.

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Fund Raising Thanks

Ounsdale have been thanked by charity ‘YoungMinds’ for raising a fantastic £1284.35!

Thanks to our support, over the last year the youth engagement campaign YoungMinds Vs has enabled even more young people to talk about mental health, and both their Parents Helpline and online resources have been able to offer information, support and guidance to more people than ever before.

Over the past year the organisation have also trained 7000 professionals, including teachers, foster carers and medical professionals to better understand, support and ...

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Accelerated Readers

The Accelerated Reader house raffles were recently drawn in house assemblies. All those who scored 100% in a book quiz were entered into the raffle. The winners were:

Drake – Lexeigh Murphy Y7
Fiennes – Amelia Tansey Y7
Raleigh – Gemma Willetts Y8
Scott – Todd Wood Y7

Also, the following pupils joined ...

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Former Pupil’s MBE

We are proud to announce and would like to congratulate former pupil of Ounsdale, Wendy Sadler, for receiving an MBE today for her work in Science.

When Wolverhampton-born science communicator Wendy Sadler collects her MBE at Buckingham Palace today, she’ll be showcasing the wonder of science – right down to the fabric of her dress.

When Wendy found out she had been awarded an MBE for her services to science in the Birthday Honours, she was determined to find a ...

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Standing up against hatred

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day which was on January 27 – the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – Ounsdale is holding a series of assemblies on the theme of standing up against hatred. They are being led by our former Head of History Phil Ginnings who now volunteers for a charity called Remembering Srebrenica. The charity works to educate people about the biggest genocide in Europe since the Holocaust – in Bosnia in 1995 ...

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Swimming Medal Winners

The PE Department and whole school would like to congratulate the Under 13 Ounsdale Swimming Squad who took part in the City Championships at The Royal School in Wolverhampton on January 24th; Ruby Holyhead, Molly James, Thea Blakemore, Olivia Forrester, Alex Jones and Sophie Sergison.

12 teams were entered in the competition with lots of races included in the programme covering different distances and strokes. Notable performances included:

Molly James – 3rd in 100m freestyle
Alex Jones – 3rd in 50m breaststroke
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Important Parent Notice

We have been made aware by a parent (and this has been backed by recent media reports) that there is an online gaming platform called ‘roblox’ and an app called ‘discord’ that offer very serious threats to child safety. We would ask that all parents check their students devices (iPads etc) for any evidence of these sites or apps. If you have any concerns please contact our safeguarding team within school.

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Well Done Charley!

We would like to congratulate and wish Year 11 student Charley Jones the very best of luck for her swimming event starting on Thursday 17th January.

This weekend Charley will be representing the West Midlands Swim Team in the 9ème Trophèe National des Hortillons in Amiens, France. She has been swimming competitively since the age of 8 and has achieved and completed at British National level. She has been selected to represent The West Midlands Team after being county and regional ...

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Dancing Success

Congratulations to Year 9 student Harriet Greenway and her dance partner Isobel Lowe for coming 2nd in the All Girls Ballroom Category in the ‘Champions of Tomorrow’ dance competition at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on 6th January.

Harriet started ballroom dancing at the age of 3 at ZigZag Dance Factory and now dances at Crystal Dance Studio in Dudley. She was partnered with Isobel Lowe at the age of 7 and started to compete. At the age of 11 they became the ...

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