The Oxford Academy has invited parents to come and see how the school works at two open days.

The Littlemore school opened for the first time on Wednesday, September 3, and is Oxford’s first academy school.

Parents were invited to a fun day at the Kassam Stadium to learn more about changes to the school ethos and uniform before the school opened.

The two open days, next Wednesday and Thursday, will be the first chance for parents to see how their children are being taught.

Other mums and dads thinking about enrolling their children in the school have also been invited to visit.

Academy principal Mike Reading said: "Our approach is one of a culture of achievement where we believe ‘we can do it’.

"Positive mindsets are embodied in the ethos of the academy, but the true quality of what we offer now and in the future can only be judged by visiting us and seeing for yourselves."

The Oxford Academy is on the same site as Peers School, which it replaced in the summer.

It aims to serve pupils from Rose Hill, Blackbird Leys and Littlemore by developing their conidence and a sense of belief in their own abilities.

The new school's specialisms — Maths, Computing and Sport — will be underpinned by Christian values according to its sponsors.

They include the Diocese of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University and the Beecroft Trust.

A new leadership centre will also be completed at the Sandy Lane West school in 2010.

Mr Reading said: "It will not be long before we have our new facilities which will only further improve the life chances and opportunities for our students and our community.

"There are already many fantastic students, talented teachers and examples of good practice that we will build upon.

"The academy will play a full role in the local community, with everyone having an opportunity in shaping its future."

The school will be open from 9am to 11am and 3.30pm to 7pm next Wednesday, and from 9am to 11am the following day.

To find out more about the academy, visit its new website at