Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


At OA Clarksfield, assemblies are a crucial element to our school week. They are a coming together of pupils and teachers in one place for a shared purpose. That purpose is to provide the opportunity for young people to consider spiritual and moral issues, to develop community spirit and reinforce positive attitudes.  The assembly may focus on a generic moral message, a thought for the day, an event such as Black history month or an element of character development such as one of our 9 habits.

Assemblies are a time for children, and staff, to pause, reflect and to think deeply about themselves, their world and beyond.

Our assemblies prompt learning of the highest order where it is time for all to stop, be still, and reflect.

Our assemblies provide a fantastic opportunity to build a strong sense of community. They help reinforce our school’s ethos, its values and our mission statement of ‘Dare to know, Dare to be wise!’. Thus helping us to develop our identity - This is who we are- This is what we stand for- This is who we are becoming.

We have phase assemblies twice a week.

On Monday’s we have a ‘Curriculum enrichment assembly’ which is carefully mapped out each term.

Click here to see the timetable for Curriculum enrichment assemblies. 

On Friday’s we have our ‘Recognition assembly’ where school staff nominate children each week who have displayed our 9 habits, excelled in a subject or who generally need to be recognised for something they have done. Each week, parents of the children who have been nominated are invited into assembly to join in the celebration and see their child receive an award. In these assemblies we also hand out attendance and punctuality certificates so children and parents recognise the importance and value of coming to school every single day.