We are delighted to announce that our new state-of-the-art academy building in Tilbury is complete and is ready to welcome all our pupils and staff. The new building will provide our pupils with access to fantastic new facilities and learning opportunities.
We want to ensure that the move to the new building does not disrupt our pupils’ learning. We want to make the moving process as smooth as possible for our pupils, their families and our staff.
Thursday 29th June & Friday 30th June: The academy will be closed to all pupils. This is to allow staff to pack and leave our current building at the Culver Centre.
Monday 3rd July & Tuesday 4th July: The academy will be closed to all pupils. This is to allow staff to set up the new classrooms and move into our new building in Tilbury.
From the 3rd July our academy’s new address will be:
Olive AP Academy – Thurrock
The main office phone number will remain the same: 01708 853781
• The academy is located at the end of Leicester Road
• All visitors can park in the car park adjacent to the main gates of the academy
• All pupils are to enter the academy site via the pedestrian entrance and enter the academy building using the pupil entrance
• All visitors are to enter the academy building using the visitor entrance located on the left hand side of reception.
Every pupil and their parent/ carer will be invited to a special induction meeting and individual tour of the new building in Tilbury on Wednesday 5th July.
These individual pupil induction meetings will take about one hour. Pupils should wear their OA uniform at this meeting. This will be an opportunity for parents/ carers and their son/ daughter to see the new building, to find out about the fantastic new facilities and to meet their son/ daughter’s tutor. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.
Jo Hill, our new headteacher, will also be available throughout the day to meet parents, welcome our pupils and answer any questions you may have.
It is important that parents/ carers attend this induction meeting at the new building with their son/ daughter. We need your support at home to help all our pupils establish good new routines and ensure their learning is not disrupted by the change of building.
Thursday 6th July: From this date, the new academy in Tilbury will be open to all pupils. Academy hours will remain the same; pupils will be expected at the Welcome Session in the main/ sports hall between 8.30 to 8.45am every morning.
If you have any queries about transport arrangements or bus passes for your son/ daughter, please contact Vicky in the main academy office to discuss what support is available. (T: 01708 853781)