Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Looking After Myself

Most teenagers will experience emotional ups and downs at some point whilst they are at secondary school. The pastoral team at OAO are here to support you (this includes your form tutor, pastoral leaders, heads of year, safeguarding team and Academy Leadership Team). We have put together a list of websites/apps that offer advice and information about a range of issues, which you might find helpful. The full list and links are available .

Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Includes Everyone's 

We all have mental health, just as we have physical health.
We have to look after our mind like we do our body…

Unfortunately, stigma can be attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t talk about them much. Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings. But it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling. Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of prejudice and judgement stops people from getting help and can destroy families and end lives.

For information on mental health and ways to maintain positive mental
health visit:


         Samaritans:                                           Mind Helpline:
         08457 90 90 90                                       0300 123 3393

         Essential support for under 25s               Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

        0808 808 4994                                







You can also find other support, guidance and advice on our Parent and Carers Safeguarding page

click here for more details