Severe Weather – Information for Parents and Students

Every attempt will be made to keep Ounsdale High School open during inclement weather.

In the event of severe snow a decision to close the school will normally be made by the Headteacher based on information received from media weather forecasts and from Ounsdale staff that live locally to the school.  Factors involved in reaching a decision include:

  • Access to the school for students
  • Confidence that sufficient staff can travel safely to work
  • Operation of essential school services (for example heating, water supplies, food provision)

If a decision is made to close the school parents will be informed by a text message, where possible this will be sent before 7:00 am.  In addition, information will be posted on the school web-site.

We appreciate that the earlier decisions are made the easier it is for families to make suitable arrangements.  However, please be aware that weather conditions and predictions can change fairly quickly and this can effect decision making.

In the event that the school would need to close during the school day a text message will be sent to parents with clear instructions on collection arrangements.

Grease Tickets On Sale

The time is getting closer to our anticipated annual show – Grease! Tickets can be purchased here

Students and staff work extremely hard to make our annual show something not to be missed so it would be amazing to have your support.

There will be a bar and refreshments open during the interval, making each performance the perfect night out.

Card Design Highly Commended

Out of all the fabulous Christmas Card entries from Ounsdale High School one really stood out. A big congratulations to … Mischa Solomon. She was highly commended for her effort and design of her Chinese themed Christmas card. Very well done Mischa!


Cross Country Superstar

A HUGE Well Done to Year 9 student, Noah Sandland, who represented Staffordshire Schools this weekend in the Inter County Cross Country Championships in Cheshire. Noah powered through wind, rain, cold and mud and came 46th out of 124 and was the 4th Staffordshire boy home out of 16. Congratulations Noah… what an amazing achievement!

Operation Christmas Child

Once again, Ounsdale is joining the annual Operation Christmas Child Appeal run by Samaritan’s Purse. ‘Operation Christmas Child’ has the power to change lives. Every year, people of all ages fill shoe boxes with Christmas toys, games, toiletries etc. and these are distributed to needy children around the world. Last year, with the help of thousands of volunteers, boxes from the U.K. were delivered to 13 countries and nearly 1.3 million children received a shoe box filled with gifts – in most cases the only present these children will ever receive! If you would like to join in, please pick up a leaflet from Miss Cameron in the library or your tutor. Filled shoeboxes need to be brought to the library by Monday 12th November.