Dear Parent

We have had a few queries regarding the information on school shoes in the uniform letter sent out at the end of last week.

Please note school shoes must be black and polishable and that trainers or converse style shoes are not allowed.  Sufficient notice has been given to all parents regarding this. We will be reinforcing this as a school.

Thanks for all your support with this.

Have a lovely summer.

Musical Evening

On the 9th July, OMS pupils showed off their talents at the musical evening and parents came to see the show. It was another successful night featuring everything from singing and drum solos, to recorder, trumpet and sax! It was amazing to see not only how much the pupils have learned this year, but also to see performers from every year group in the school. Thank you very much to all involved.


Big Sing

Fourteen pupils visited The Sage to sing with other schools from the North East as part of the Big Sing 2019! We performed songs which were written for the event as well as some well-known classics. All the pupils enjoyed the event and hope to go back next year. Well done everyone who was involved!

Year 7 trip to The Forbidden Corner

Please see below some reminders about our year 7 trip to the Forbidden Corner tomorrow.

We shall be leaving school after morning registration and travelling down in two buses. We shall have lunch on arrival at approx. 12 noon.

We advise the following;


    Non-school uniform, appropriate for the weather. Tomorrow it will be cloudy and 21 degrees. Sensible shoes, e.g trainers or similar. You may wish to pack a spare set of clothes as some of the attractions squirt water.                                                  
    NO jewellery or makeup please.


    A small bag containing everything they will need for trip  
  • NO phones or electronics of any type allowed
  • Medication for travel sickness or hay fever and inhalers
  • A magazine/comic/book
  • A packed lunch (nut-free ) +  a non-fizzy drink. NO chewing gum is allowed on the trip
  • A maximum amount of £10 to spend on an ice cream, souvenirs etc. 

We shall be arriving back at OMS at around 5:00pm. Please check the school Facebook page for updates on our progress.

Thank you for supporting this trip.

OMS Fun Day 2019

The Year 8 team are delighted to announce that on Wednesday 17th July, we will be holding the annual ‘Ovingham Middle School Fun Day.’ Completely organised by our Year 8 pupils, there will be lots of exciting and fun stalls on offer ranging from glitter tattoos, cupcakes, tombolas and lucky dips to mountain biking, ice creams, obstacle courses and penalty shootouts. There is definitely something for everyone! Each year group will have the opportunity to visit all of the stalls during the day. 

Like every year, we always have a raffle and tombola stall. If any parent would like to donate any prizes to either of these stalls, it would be greatly appreciated. 

Instead of paying money at each individual stall, pupils will have the opportunity to buy tokens during the first lesson on the morning of the event. Tokens cost 25p each. Pupils should bring roughly £5 but no more than £10 to exchange for tokens. 

As well as this, the day itself will also be a non-uniform day for all pupils. Because there are a number of water stalls this year too, a change of clothes and footwear is highly recommended for all pupils.

Fingers crossed for lovely weather!


Sports Day

Arrangements for our Sports Day 2019 is as follows:-

Thursday 11th July – Start 09:45 (Parents are welcome to attend)

All Hurdles Races


Year 5 – Boys and Girls

Year 6 –Boys and Girls

Year 7 – Boys and Girls

Year 8 – Boys and Girls


Year 7 Girls/Boys 1500m

Year 8 Girls/Boys 1500m

Year 5 Girls/Boys – 80m

Year 6 Girls/Boys – 80m

Year 7 Girls/Boys – 100m

Year 8 Girls/Boys – 100m

Year 7 Girls/Boys – 200m

Year 8 Girls/Boys – 200m

Yr 7 & 8 – 300m Boys and Girls

Year 5 Girls/Boys – 800m

Year 6 Girls/Boys  – 800m

Year 7 Girls/Boys – 800m

Year 8 Girls/Boys – 800m

Relays 11:45

Year 5 Girls – 5 x 80m

Year 6 Boys – 5 x 80m

Year 6 Girls – 5 x 80m

Year 6 Boys – 5 x 80m

Year 7 Girls – 4 x 100m

Year 7 Boys – 4 x 100m

Year 8 Girls – 4 x 100m

Year 8 Boys – 4 x 100m

Play in a day

Year 7 are currently taking part in Play in a day with year 7 Highfield students at Prudhoe Community High School. They have spent the day being split into different groups such as music, physical theatre, set design and costume design and will come together tonight at 6pm to produce their production of ‘Junk!’. Parents are welcome to attend (no tickets required) and any students involved in this evenings performance should go to PCHS for 5:30pm.

Simon James Green visit

Author Simon James Green entertained a packed hall of Year 7 and Year 8 pupils on Monday 1 July. Simon talked about his own experiences growing up, how he got into writing, his creative inspirations, his three published books and why authors aren’t as rich as you probably think they are. His comments on the LGBT themes in his books, inspired partly by his own experiences growing up, were fascinating.
Simon was entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking in equal measure. He was our latest guest author in association with the wonderful Authors into Schools programme run by Seven Stories, the children’s books centre in Newcastle. The author’s session with pupils is always followed by a chance to buy books and get them signed. Simon’s books, especially his new title ‘Alex in Wonderland’, proved very popular.

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Peripatetic Instrumental and vocal lessons at OMS in September 2019.

Is your child interested in learning to play a new instrument in September?
Or perhaps having singing lessons, or continuing to play an instrument that they have been learning to play through instrumental lessons in school ?
Music Partnership North offer musical instrument and vocal tuition at school.  
Pupils are offered the opportunity to take up tuition, with group or individual lessons, on a range of instruments – flute, saxophone, clarinet, keyboard, guitar, trumpet, drums. These lessons are 30 minutes long, take place during the school day, and are part of a timetable rota meaning that most pupils go to their instrument lesson at a different time each week.
If your child is interested and to inquire about the cost of lessons, please contact the school office, Advice on hiring or purchasing an instrument can also be arranged through Music Partnership North. Further information about this is available on our website at