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The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.

Parent Handbook

Here’s a quick and easy way to access some important information for parent/carers and students.

If there’s anything else you need to know then please Contact Us


Academy Day

Please click here for information regarding school day timings for 2018/19

    School Timings - September 2017/18:
    • Pre 8:45am: Students Arrive
    • 8:45am - 9:05am: Tutor Time / Assemblies / Intervention Lessons
    • 9:05am - 10:05am: Period 1
    • 10:05am - 11:05am: Period 2
    • 11:05am - 11:25pm: Break
    • 11:25pm - 12:25pm: Period 3
    • 12:25pm - 1:25pm: Period 4a (Years 8, 9 & 10)
    • 12:25pm - 1.10pm: LUNCH A (Years 7, 11, 12 & 13)
    • 1:10pm - 2.10pm: Period 4b (Years 7, 11, 12 & 13)
    • 1.25pm - 2.10pm: LUNCH B (Years 8, 9 & 10)
    • 2:10pm - 3:10pm: Period 5
    • 3:10pm: Students Depart
    • 3:10pm - 3:10pm: Period 6 (for some post-16 Concorde students)

Absence Line and Form 

Absence line: 01454 252066

On the day students return to the Academy they must bring a note from their parent/carer explaining the reason for absence.


Bus timetable

Bus Timetable September 2017-18.   The bus timetable has been updated to show changes to the 427 afternoon service.   The 427, 458, 459 and 460 services are run by South Gloucestershire Bus & Coach Company (0117 9314340)   The 963 service is run by Eurotaxis (0333 666 6666)   South Gloucestershire Council School Transport Department can be contacted on 01454 863924  

Bus Q&A Information

 When travelling to and from the Academy, please remember you are a member of the Academy and you are expected to behave both sensibly and safely. Parent/carers are responsible for making sure that cycles, scooters and cars used to and from the Academy are legally safe. Students should ride in a manner which is safe and keeping with the law. Cycles and scooters should be wheeled through the entrances and kept in the designated bicycle racks and should be secure. Under no circumstances should they be allowed in any part of the Academy building. The Academy will investigate damage to/theft of cycles but they are left at the owner’ risk. To avoid possible damage students should avoid loitering near cycles or any other vehicles.  Motorised scooters are not permitted transport for any student aged 16 and under.

Dinner Menu 

Please click here to see Weekly Menu.

Extra Curricular Activities

WIA Extra Curricular Activities 2017-2018

Mobile Device Code of Use

Currently being updated - further details will be published shortly


In addition to a medical room which is manned throughout the Academy day, we have a school nurse who visits the Academy every Thursday lunchtime and runs a drop-in session for students wishing to discuss absolutely anything with her.  Her room can be found in the LRC.  

Options - Year 9

This is it!  Year 9 students are reaching the end of Key Stage 3.  Now it’s time to choose some of the qualifications for Key Stage 4. The next two years are important because these choices will influence Post-16 pathways and possibly even future career choices!  Please see the files listed below and contact the Academy if you have any queries.

Parents Evening Booking System

The next scheduled parents evenings are as follow:

  • Tuesday 10th October 2017, 4-7pm - Year 7 Tutor Evening
  • Tuesday 10th October 2017, 4-7pm, Year 12 Tutor Evening
  • Tuesday 1st May 2018, 4-7pm – Year 7 Subject Evening (Tutor Groups 7A2, 7G2, 7L1, 7P2)
  • Tuesday 24th April 2018, 4-7pm - Year 7 Subject Evening (Tutor Groups 7A1, 7G1, 7L1, 7P1, 7X1)
  • Wednesday 21st February 2018, 4-7pm – Year 8 Subject Evening (Band A students)
  • Wednesday 28th February 2018, 4-7pm – Year 8 Subject Evening (Band B students)
  • Monday 29th January 2018, 4-7pm – Year 9 Subject Evening
  • Thursday 8th February 2018, 4-7pm – Year 10 Subject Evening
  • Thursday 18th January 2018, 4-7pm – Year 11 Subject Evening
  • Wednesday 15th March 2018, 4-7pm – Year 12 Subject Evening
  • Monday 19th March 2018, 4-7pm - Year 13 Subject Evening

The Academy have introduced a booking system so that parents can book appointments for report evenings online. 

Click here for a Parent Guidance Sheet.

Click here to go to the Booking Website.

Special Educational Needs 

We have a dedicated a SEN team to help students throughout Academy life. Further information about SEND can be found by clicking here.  If you have any questions then please contact our SENCo

Student Absence 

There may be occasions when non-attendance is unavoidable. If your son/daughter is unable to attend the Academy due to illness (or any other reason), it is important that you contact us asap:

On the day students return to the Academy they must bring a note from their parent/carer explaining the reason for absence.
Planned Absence
If a student’s family requests a leave of absence in term time, a form will need to be completed before the absence begins. Please be aware that such absences are only authorised in very exceptional circumstances. Absences taken without authorisation may lead to the involvement of the Education Welfare Service. This form can be accessed either from Academy Reception, or by clicking on the link below:

Click here to request for absence during term time.

Repeated lateness will result in disciplinary action being taken. Persistent absences will lead to Academy intervention.

Term Dates


  • Term 1: Friday 1st September 2017 - Friday 20th October 2017
  • Term 2: Monday 30th October 2017 to Monday 18th December 2017
  • Term 3: Tuesday 2nd January 2018 to Friday 9th February 2018
  • Term 4: Monday 19th February 2018 to Friday 23rd March 2018
  • Term 5: Monday 9th April 2018 to Friday 25th May 2018
  • Term 6: Monday 4th June 2018 to Friday 20th July 2018

Inset days

  • Friday 1st September 2017
  • Monday 4th September 2017
  • Thursday 19th October 2017
  • Friday 20th October 2017
  • Tuesday 2nd January 2018
  • Wednesday 3rd January 2018

  2018/2019 Term Dates

  • Term 1: Monday 3rd September 2018 - Friday 26th October 2018
  • Term 2: Monday 5th November 2018 to Friday 21st December 2018
  • Term 3: Monday 7th January 2019 to Friday 15th February 2019
  • Term 4: Monday 25th February 2019 to Friday 5th April 2019
  • Term 5: Tuesday 23rd April 2019 to Friday 24th May 2019
  • Term 6: Monday 3rd June 2019 to Tuesday 23rd July 2019

  2018/2019 INSET Days

  • Monday 3rd September 2018
  • Tuesday 4th September 2018
  • Friday 26th October 2018
  • Friday 25th February 2019
  • Monday 22nd July 2019
  • Tuesday 23rd July 2019


The VLE is where students will find resources linked to their learning. We suggest all students regularly visit the VLE to access additional materials relating to their education. Parents/Carers can access information such as attendance data, contact details and assessment data via the SIMS Learning Gateway.

 Click here to access the VLE

 VDI Poster - October 2017  

The Winterbourne Way


Click here to access The Winterbourne Way