Our next Whole School Open Morning is Tuesday 11 February 2020, 9.30am – 11.30am
Meet staff and pupils and tour our Nursery, Reception, Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form (OLA 6th) at our Open Morning, 9.30am – 11.30am, Tuesday 11 February 2019.
Why should you come?
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 students aged 3 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.
What makes OLA different?
OLA’s success comes from a combination of four 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 450 pupils in total, OLA offers everyone the possibility of representing the school in 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 and Young Enterprise.
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 and regularly delivers success beyond expectation.
Highly praised pastoral care: Our staff get right alongside our pupils to encourage, motivate and support them, helping them to grow as confident, successful and happy individuals.
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.
What can you do at our Open Morning?
1. Take a tour of our Nursery and Reception, Junior or Senior School where you will be able to see us in action
2. Talk to our Headteachers, staff and pupils
3. Speak to our Learning Support team