22.05.21 – Please read our Statement from the Governing Body.
We are an inclusive Community School, proud to be valued citizens serving the borough of Rochdale.
We provide a captivating learning experience and foster a culture of the highest expectations for all.
We ensure every individual is challenged, motivated and inspired to be the absolute best they can be in all that they do.
Dear Parents/Carers - Some worrying social media posts have come to light in the last 24 hours and I wish to clarify the situation. Here at Oulder Hill we’re proud that we offer a broad and diverse range of subjects and topics that are inclusive to a variety of communities and cultures. Our mission statement says: ““We are an inclusive Community school”. With the increased tensions in Israel and Palestine it is understandable that we have seen our students engage more in discussion on this topic. We wholeheartedly support students engaging in discussion on a variety of topics but we always ask that this is respectful. Our RESPECT code underpins everything we do in school. We will not tolerate aggression or abuse. Discussions on topics must be had in a way that is respectful of everyone. Our extensive PSHE curriculum covers the Israel and Palestine conflict and given the increased tensions and media reports we will be covering this topic before half-term so that students understand the discussions taking place around them. I was delighted to be joined by a local leader in assembly this morning who supports our approach and we are very grateful for his support. He will continue to work with us and support our students. Kind regards, John Watson
Following last week’s home-school communication the government has as expected announced that masks are no longer legally compulsory for pupils in schools. Along with everyone else we look forward to the time when they are no longer necessary at all for any of us in any situation. However, we are clearly not out of the woods yet and there are variants still emerging that we need to be mindful of and we need to continue to protect ourselves and our families. With this in mind and the fact that we have many staff and pupils who are still clinically vulnerable but in our building, we have reviewed our Risk Assessment and taken the decision to allow students and staff in classrooms the flexibility to chose to wear a mask. However, with our corridors being so busy with potentially 1500 moving at certain times, we feel it is important to keep everyone as safe as we can by maintaining mask wearing eg on stairs and in lunch queues where social distancing is not possible. Therefore we will continue to expect students to wear masks on corridors but not in lessons. Please can parents and carers continue to support us all by ensuring your child still has a mask as part of their essential equipment for school. Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe. John Watson, Head teacher.
Please note our Reception is open 8am - 4pm
For the 20/21 Year 11 PPE timetable and some useful subject resources please look under 'Students > Exam Information'