UPDATE: 3rd April 2020

Please see below for link to an important update to our Safeguarding Policy

COVID19 Annex to Safeguarding Policy

UPDATE: 1st April 2020

Please see below for a link for Guidance for Children about Coronavirus.

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus

UPDATE: 26th March 2020

Please click the link below for a letter from the Headteacher regarding Home Learning Support, and for a further link to a page which will provide you with various websites to support you and your child with home learning.

Home Learning Support Letter for Parents

Links for Educational Websites

UPDATE: 25th March 2020

Please click the link below for a letter regarding key workers from Orion Academy

Letter to Parents – Key Workers

UPDATE: 23rd March 2020

Please click the link below for a letter from The Gallery Trust with regards to Safeguarding and out-of-hours contact information for families.

The Gallery Trust Safeguarding Letter and out of hours contacts for families

UPDATE: 20th March 2020

Please click the link below for a Statement from The Gallery Trust

Gallery Trust Statement regarding Coronavirus 20 March 2020

Dear Parents and Carers

Whilst we support the principles of the government message regarding schools providing essential care for children of key workers and the most vulnerable children in society, we are waiting for further clarity on what this means for special schools. Due to how our staff are affected by the measures, it will not be possible for us to open for all pupils. Until further guidance is given we cannot provide further comment on how we will approach this unprecedented situation. We expect to be able to provide an update on Friday afternoon.

A very warm welcome to Orion Academy website, which we hope offers you an insight to life at Orion Academy. At Orion Academy, we offer a supportive environment which provides a curriculum that enables our students to become inspired learners, with the confidence and ability to engage with the world of work and relationships.

Orion Academy is a Special Academy for students aged 11 – 18 years, with Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs. The academy is situated in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, and accepts students from across Oxfordshire. We are a small, specialised academy, where students are respected, supported and encouraged.
Our students have a range of additional needs, including Autistic Spectrum Condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Speech and Language Difficulties, and Specific and Moderate Cognition and Learning Needs. Orion Academy facilitates the social, emotional and academic development of students through a personalised approach that ensures all students are valued. We offer a tailored curriculum which is delivered by a dedicated and experienced staff team.

We hope you enjoy looking at our website.

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