Welcome to Beckfoot Oakbank School. Here at Beckfoot Oakbank student achievement comes first. We have high expectations of all our students, and seek to ensure that they make outstanding progress, both in and out of lessons. read more.
As part of our commitment to raising standards and aspirations amongst students at Beckfoot Oakbank, we would like to welcome you to our PIN Event on Wednesday 1st March in the school hall.
A mixture of year 11 and year 12 students attended an Open Day at Trinity University, Leeds, last Friday to experience life as university students. Students were shown around the campus, including the accommodation, library, and their impressive media facilities (which included the chance to be camera operators).
As you may already be aware there are significant changes being made nationally to the way that students are assessed at all key stages. One of these changes is to move GCSE grades from letters (A*-G) to numbers (9-1). “Drop in” sessions will be provided at Parents Consultation Evening on 16th November 2016 to answer any questions that you may have about this change.
These changes are being phased in from 2017 for all students over the next three years and will apply to different courses at different times (see the attached PDF for a full explanation and a breakdown of which courses/year groups are affected and when).
We anticipate that school will be closed to students for an additional week at the Easter 2018 holiday, in order to enable the move from the old school to the new school to take place. Information about the exact dates will be notified to parents as soon as it is available.
Until further notice students will need to collect their Maths homework from their class teacher.
The Summer 2016 Exam Certificates have arrived in school. Therefore they are now available for collection from Main Reception.
As you are aware, the Ingrow Lane entrance to school is no longer operational and we are also still experiencing parking and traffic difficulties on Oakworth Road, due to the work that has been ongoing for some months to rebuild the edge of the road and the retaining wall. This has resulted in a long period of temporary traffic lights. We fully appreciate the difficulties this causes for parents dropping off students, but we do need to request your co-operation in terms of avoiding this area if at all possible. If you do need to drop off or collect children on Oakworth Road, please avoid the areas immediately around the roadworks and traffic lights, as this creates safety issues for both the children crossing the road and the on-coming traffic.