Sharing what we are learning with the World, direct from our classrooms to you.


As we are taking part in the HALF MARATHON challenge, we would like to get the whole school involved.  We are asking parents to allow their children to come to school every Friday in their school PE uniform. This will start on Friday 2nd March.

Children who don’t come in their school PE uniform must come in normal school uniform. This should not be classed as a non-school uniform day.  Children who do not adhere to this will be asked to return to normal school uniform.

PE school uniform must consist of:

Black joggers or shorts.

School Logo PE T-shirt or plain white T shirt.

Black sweatshirt or zip top/ hoody.  Plain black please and no big logos or a normal school jumper.

Trainers or pumps (no football boots please).

  • You may want to consider spare footwear (for after the run).

The above will enable the children to go out more efficiently on a Friday afternoon and run/ jog or walk the mile.

Those who have registered and paid the required fee will participate at the Shrewsbury half marathon to complete the event.

Thank you for your continued support in this activity in ensuring that this is not classed as a non-school uniform day.

Mr Ostermeyer and the Leadership Team

U10 Boys County Shield Finalists

A massive well done to our Under 10 boys who have reached the final of the County Shield.

Last night the boys kicked off the evening with a very difficult game against Mereside, from the first whistle you could tell the boys were up for the occasion and dominated the game coming away with a 2-1 victory.

Second match we played a strong team from Newtown, the boys showed great strength, matching them all over the park, and came away with another well-deserved victory winning 1-0.

Our last game in the group stage saw us dominate from start to finish beating Pontesbury 2-0.

Three great team performances set us up for an exciting semi-final against Greenfields Primary School.

The game was always going to be tight, we went 1 nil down after a great goal by Greenfields, the boys heads did not drop they became more determined and went straight up the other end and equalised – we couldn’t of asked for a better response.

With the score all tied at half time the boys knew what they needed to do in the second half, they continued the pressure and got the well-deserved winner.


The boys will now play St Giles in the final – date and venue to be confirmed.

Well done boys we are so proud of you.
















Job Vacancies

Shire Services Opportunities at Oakmeadow CE Primary & Nursery School

Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, SY3 0NU

We require some keen cooks who are flexible, adaptable team players to join the large busy school kitchen at Oakmeadow.

We are looking for people who are committed to giving their best to the school and have a good work ethic and a great passion for food and healthy eating.


CATERING MANAGER – Grade 6, Salary: £8.86 – £9.87 per hr, 27.5 hours, Term Time + one week;

NVQ Level 3 chef or catering qualification, or equivalent

 The ability to manage and lead the whole schools’ catering provision

Previous catering experience in a busy school kitchen and management/supervisory experience essential



COOK – Grade 4, Salary: £7.97 – £8.32 per hr, 22.5 hours, Term Time + one week

NVQ Level 2 chef or catering qualification, or equivalent desirable

To deputise for the Catering Manager and the ability to supervise the kitchen staff



CATERING ASSISTANTS – Grade 2, Salary: £7.88 per hr, two posts; 7.5 hours & 15 hours, Term Time + one week

We are looking for Catering Assistants who is willing to learn and to undertake the L2 qualification.



Application forms and more information about these posts are available from either: or or contact Sandra McDermott on 01743 250266,

Completed applications should be sent to: We do not accept CV’s. Visits to the school welcome.

Closing Date: Wednesday 28 February at 10am


For more information please see our website


KS2 Lunch Time Changes

Dear Parents/Carers,
As a constantly reflective school we review our systems and structures regularly. With this in mind, to enhance our lunchtime provision we will be looking to add to our lunchtime team and make adjustments to our times.
Over the next term we will be trialling a slight change to the Key Stage 2 timings, moving this to 12pm to 1pm.
We would like you to feel reassured that this means no reduction to the amount of social time your child has at lunch time and will not impact on the quality of lunch provision.

Yours sincerely
Oakmeadow Senior Leadership Team

Whole School Panto Trip!!

Dear Parents/Carers

On Thursday 29th November we would like to take the whole school to watch Mother Goose pantomime at Theatre Severn.

We think this would be a great opportunity for the children and have managed to secure tickets at a much lower rate than if they were bought individually.

The cost of the trip will be £13 per child which will cover the ticket price and transport to and from the theatre. The PTA have also kindly donated £1000 towards the overall cost. The trip can only go ahead however if all parents are willing to make the payment as the school does not have any capacity to subsidise this.  With this in mind school will not be undertaking any trips during the Autumn term to support this.

We do hope you will all agree what a fantastic opportunity this would be and an EGG-citing way to end the Autumn term.  If you are wishing for your child to participate we would request a deposit of £5 by 29th March,  so we can secure the tickets.  We will then add two further payments to school  money of £5 on the  1st May and £3  for the 1st of June.  We hope this spreads the payments out and means this is more achievable.  If at the end of summer term there is enough uptake for this trip we will secure and confirm our tickets.  If this isn’t a feasible trip at this point we will cancel the reservation and refund the money to those paid.  The theatre will allow us to cancel up until 7th September at no financial risk.

We hope you agree this would be an amazing experience for the children to have together.

Yours sincerely

Oakmeadow Senior Leadership Team


PTA Quiz Night!

Quiz Night

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends of Oakmeadow,

The Friends of Oakmeadow invite you to QUIZ NIGHT.

When – Friday 2nd March 2018.

Where – Oakmeadow school main hall (entrance through the reception door).

Time – Doors open at 7.30pm. Quiz starts at 8pm.

Ticket price – £3 per person or £10 for a team of 4 includes entry into the raffle.

Bar – real ale, fizz, soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase on the night.

Teams of up to 4 people – bring along a team or join up with a group on the night!

Our last quiz night proved to be a popular and very funny event. The bar was busy, the questions were varied and the competition for first place was fierce!

Don’t miss what promises to be a great night out.

See you there.

World Book Day!

World Book Day

Thursday 1st March 2018

Where’s Wally? Wally will be hiding in our school grounds during World Book Day this year. Find him and win a prize!  

Children are also invited to come dressed as Wally or just wear something red or white.














Job Vacancies











Oakmeadow Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Long Meadow Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury SY3 0NU

Tel: 01743 875020



NQTs, Main scale or UP welcome to apply

Required for Sept 2018

The school wishes to appoint dedicated, reflective teacher, who is confident they have outstanding practice, to join our enthusiastic, hardworking team.

This role will require an outstanding individual who has the potential to lead, develop and support effective practice for pupils and can ensure rapid progress in line with the schools expectations.

We are a reflective school, with a superb building to work in. There is a growth mind-set within school and we love to research. If you think this is a place you would like to work, come and have a look around.

Our ideal candidate will:

Have excellent classroom practice and the potential to be involved in leadership and management.

Be committed to the Oakmeadow ethos of high expectations and no excuses

 Have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils.

Be a practitioner who can potentially offer guidance, advice and support to colleagues (Not applicable to NQTs).

If you think this sounds like you, we can offer:

– Fantastic children who have a passion for learning.

– A great team of staff.

– A school that is committed to continual professional development.

– A great community.

For an application pack, please email the school

School walk around dates: 12th February at 11.30am/14th February at 4pm/15th February at 2pm

Closing date: 27th February at 1pm and shortlisting will be completed on the afternoon of this date. Therefore, late application will not be considered.

Interview Date: 8th March – all day required.

There will be a teaching requirement and this will be followed by an interview. The teaching requirement will be focused on mathematics, teaching multiplication and will be based in a mixed year ¾ class. Successful candidates will be given assessment information in their letter of invitation.

Successful applicants will be notified and invited to interview by the 5th March, please assume if you have not heard you have not been shortlisted


Reminder: Homework Project





























































PTA Second Hand Uniform Sale

The PTA will be holding a Second Hand uniform sale all next week. Starting Monday @ 2.30-4pm in the meeting room.

The collection is so so big at the moment and there is everything from winter coats to summer dresses.

Please come and take a look.

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