Open Mornings

Face to Face Open Mornings

PRE-EVENT REGISTRATION USING THE FORM BELOW IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OLA OPEN MORNINGS

Covid measures permitting, we are planning to run the next face to face Whole School Open Morning in April 2022. 

This will be a whole school Open Morning – a great opportunity to tour the school and speak to pupils and teachers to hear why they love working and learning at OLA, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Pre-event registration is required for all events. Please click the button below to register your details. If you have any questions about our Open Mornings please email openmorning@ola.org.uk

Why come to an OLA Open Morning?

If you are considering independent education for your child, OLA offers a highly successful fun and innovative learning experience in a happy and friendly community for pupils aged 7 to 18.

Located close to Abingdon town centre, we provide transport to school for pupils from locations across South Oxfordshire making it easy to be part of our family.

Entrance Examination News

OLA has announced that this year there will be no written entrance examination for entry to OLA Senior School.  Assessment will be based on an online admissions interview, school report and school reference.

OLA results speak for themselves

Our 2021 A-level results were some of the best we have ever achieved, with 67.9% of students achieving grades A*-A. The A*-B results are also the best in the school’s history, with 83.1% gaining A*-B grades.

31% of OLA pupils achieved 10 or more of the highest 9-7 grades in our 2021 GCSE results. An increase in grades 9-7 from 2020. Biology, Physics, Geography and Music topped the subject performance table with 100% grades 9-7.

These are outstanding achievements, given that our pupils start OLA with a wide range of abilities, and shows the excellent ‘Value Added’ that we give them.

The OLA community of parents and pupils are always keen to share their enthusiasm of why they chose OLA.  Below you can read all of our current short stories.

Virtual Open Morning

The OLA Virtual Open Morning is available 24/7 and provides an introduction to all aspects of our school including access to recorded tours of the school filmed just before the School moved to remote learning at the end of March this year. To access our Virtual Open Morning please register below.

Register for the OLA 24/7 Virtual Open Morning

What makes OLA different?

OLA’s success comes from a combination of six factors which create the unique OLA learning adventure. Each child embarks on a journey that uncovers their full potential and nurtures them to achieve, enabling them to thrive both academically and as a person.

Small school:

With under 400 pupils in total, OLA offers everyone the possibility of representing the school or just simply enjoying a wide range of confidence-developing activities, including sport, drama, music, academic competitions and other chances to thrive, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Small classes:

We have a very high teacher to pupil ratio, meaning our class sizes are smaller than you will find elsewhere. OLA provides a more individual learning experience that fully nurtures academic potential.

Fun and innovative learning:

Helps pupils to be fully engaged in the academic life of the school leading to exam results that regularly exceed baseline predications. Read about our GCSE and A-level exam success.

Highly praised pastoral care:

Our staff work closely alongside our pupils to encourage, motivate and support each child, helping them to grow as confident, successful and happy individuals.

Family community:

OLA encourages an open dialogue between home and school through a range of effective channels.

Catholic Christian ethos:

This is the foundation of everything we do, creating the family community so valued by OLA parents. The school accepts children of all faiths and none and helps them aspire to such values as integrity, compassion, openness, forgiveness, reconciliation, co-operation and courage.

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Every Friday during term time OLA issues an eNewsletter for parents, pupils and staff. To sign up click the button below.  You can also browse through our most recent eNewsletters to discover pupil activities, achievements and more!