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Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils are very well prepared for the next steps in education, training and employment.

-Ofsted 2014

External Examination

Click here to download the Examination timetable for Functional Skills and GCSEs. 



We ensure all students are given an exam timetable, listing all exams which will take place. Please keep your timetable safe.



All students are provided with an Exam sheet before major examinations. Your Exam sheet includes important information, including your Candidate Number – you will need this for each exam.  If you do not receive your timetable, lose it, or have any questions at all about your exams, please visit the Exams Officer as soon as possible.



You must ensure you get to your exam on time. The start time of each exam is shown on your timetable; in general, morning exams start at 09.00 and afternoon exams at 13.30. You must ensure you arrive at the exam room at least 15 minutes before the start of the exam.

If it is obvious that you will be late for an examination, please contact School Reception immediately. A decision will be made on your arrival as to whether you can still sit the examination as there is no guarantee that Examination Boards will mark the scripts of candidates who have arrived late.



On arrival at the examination room line up quietly outside until you are asked to enter the room.  Once inside the room the room you are under Examination conditions and should take your seat in silence.  Talking is not allowed except to an Invigilator.



Mobile phones and MP3 players must not be brought to examinations. Being found with phones or other electronic equipment on you during the examination could lead to disqualification.



It is important that you are prepared for the examinations; you must bring at least 2 black pens, an HB pencil, rubber, ruler and calculator (when necessary). Pencil cases must be clear plastic. Food is not allowed in the examination room. A bottle of water is permitted, but this must be clear plastic with the label removed.




It is very important that you turn up to every exam. Hopefully every student will be in ‘good health’ throughout the exam period.  However, unforeseen illness can strike; in which case contact School Reception as soon as possible so we can advise on the best approach.


Every one of you people is a shepherd. And every one is responsible for whatever falls under his responsibility. A man is like a shepherd of his own family, and he is responsible for them."

-Bukhari, Muslim

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Child Protection

The following couplet summarises the effect a parent has upon his/her child: The parent is like a mirror, the reflection it gives, the child adopts. If the reflection is good, the child is good. If the reflection is bad, the child is bad. The first and foremost desire of parents is to prepare their child for a bright and successful future.

Thus every parent hopes and wishes that their children be pious with excellent character but this can only be achieved if the correct method towards this goal is adopted and the right environment created from the very beginning

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Why Us? Read it Yourself!

  • With a need for an Islam-compliant environment and quality education I arrived at Olive Secondary School in its early days of the year 2008. Olive provided me with the opportunity to study two sets of curriculum, allowing me to develop spiritually/morally and academically. Always being offered a personal concern and effort from the hardworking staff and school members is what has made this truly unique for me. And after 7 years, our journey at Olive comes to an end as students, as we leave with the best years of our life and the most precious of memories. Teaching more than just books, Olive is an outstanding place to learn.

    Olive Student

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