An update from Olive Academies in response to the Coronavirus

On 18 March 2020 the Prime Minister announced school closures as part of the government’s strategy to control the spread of the Coronavirus across England. In response, Olive Academies staff from across our network pulled together, worked fast and developed new support plans for all our students and their families. These plans were rolled out…

Trustees’ Away Day 2020

This week Olive Academies’ trustees and members gathered for their annual away day. It was an opportunity for in-depth discussion and analysis of the trust’s work and strategic direction. The focus was on ensuring that our network of academies delivers the best learning and outcomes for all the children and young people we support. There…

A great awards night for Olive AP Academy – Thurrock

Olive AP Academy – Thurrock had a great night at this year’s Thurrock Education Awards held on Friday 29th November 2019. The prestigious awards night brings together all schools, EYFS settings and colleges from across Thurrock. There were over 430 nominations for the awards this year and Olive Academies was delighted that Adam Guilbert, Teacher…

Great news! Exam results 2019

Our three alternative provision (AP) academies in East London and East of England have all performed way above national averages for AP schools and pupil referral units in this year’s exams. Exams results for 2019 from across the Trust tell the story of how strong leadership in our academies, continued improvements across the Trust, high…

Olive AP Academy – Havering wins award

The annual Havering Learning Partnership awards were held on Thursday 20th June 2019 to recognise the progress, best practice and achievements of schools in the London Borough of Havering. A total of 19 schools, academies and colleges submitted nominations and attended the presentation. Three Olive AP Academy – Havering staff were nominated for individual awards…

Olive AP Academy in Thurrock praised by Ofsted

Olive AP Academy – Thurrock in Tilbury has been rated as “Good” in all areas. Ofsted inspectors visited the academy in Tilbury on 4th and 5th December 2018 and graded the academy as “Good” in all areas. The new inspection report published on 22nd January 2019 states that “senior leaders have created a safe environment…

Olive Academies CPD Day 2019 

All OA staff from across our three academies came together for a day of thought provoking, practical training to begin Spring term 2019. The focus of the training day was on resilience – looking at how our staff and our students can better recognise and grow their own resilience. OA staff worked together to define…

Happy Christmas from all at Olive Academies

We are delighted to reveal the winning design in this year’s Olive Academies Christmas card competition. Students at Olive AP Academy – Havering were invited to submit their own creative designs and the judging panel (Mark Vickers, Chief Executive and Arwyn Thomas, Chief Operating Officer) chose Lily Essien-Fowler’s festive picture to be printed as the…