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  • We Will Remember Them

    Published 06/06/24

    This week we have remembered those who fought and died in the summer of 1944, both in Normandy and elsewhere.

    Today, our cadets formed a guard of honour for veterans and other dignitaries who laid wreaths at the war memorial here in Stourbridge.

    The ‘Great Crusade’, as General Eisenhower put it, is rightly remembered as the greatest amphibious invasion in history, characterised by ingenuity, deception, skill-at-arms, hard graft and luck.  Above all else, it is characterised by bravery.

    Those few veterans who remain, remind us that they were as scared as the next man or woman but very much resolved to do their bit. Many of us will have family stories to share, and remembering these becomes even more important as the years go by.

    We do not believe that any OSH old boys were killed during the Normandy campaign, but they were certainly there, just as they served in the other theatres of war in the summer of 1944.  William Charles Hill, of the Green Howards, was killed at Anzio just one week before D-Day. He was 22.  A month after D-Day, Commando Norman Bunn was killed during a special forces raid across the Adriatic on German troops stationed in Albania.  It is believed that the Albanian partisans he was supporting were compromised, and the Germans were prepared for the assault.  He was also 22 years old. Gunner William Downton died in August 1944 when the US Air Force Douglas C-47 Skytrain he was on crashed after an airdrop sortie to Burma. William was 26.

    This generation would fight on for another year. Walter Wilde was one of these men, who fell in October 1944. Serving with the Hampshire Regiment, he had been training in Palestine, Lebanon and Syria before crossing into Italy via Sicily.  Walter, who was 27, was killed attacking a series of German defences known as the ‘Gothic Line’ as he and his comrades crossed the Rubicon.

    His grave lies in the Coriano Ridge cemetary. The personal inscription on his gravestone is familiar to us all. It reads:

    Ut prosim vince malum bono.

    We will remember them.

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  • MP grilled by A level students

    Published 12/01/24

    A level Politics students from Years 12 and 13 were delighted to welcome local MP, Suzanne Webb to OSH for a lively question and answer session on 12th January.

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  • Girls in STEM

    Published 10/01/24

    A group of Year 9s today attended ‘Girls in STEM’ at the University of Birmingham.

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  • Michaelmas Term Newsletter 2023

    Published 21/12/23

    Christmas is upon us once more and what a term it’s been.

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  • Church pews filled with students looking to the alter and beautiful stained glass window with the choir of 30 students and staff looking back at them

    Christmas Carol Service 2023

    Published 15/12/23

    We finish term on a high with our Carol Service at St. Mary’s Church

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  • Year 7 footballers take to Europe

    Published 14/12/23

    Two of our Year 7 footballers have recently represented their club academies in the Premier League Truce Tournament held in Ypres, Belgium.

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  • Remembering Mr. Jenkins

    Published 08/12/23

    Peter Jenkin’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 19th December, 2:50pm at Stourbridge Cemetery and Crematorium.

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  • Arial photo of OSH site at night lit up with street lights, clearly showing boarding houses and sports pitches

    OSH from above

    Published 30/11/23

    Jacob in Year 10 took some incredible photos during his night flying lesson this week.

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  • Ishaan stands a the podium in the dining hall smiling out to students

    Welcome back to Old Foleyan, Ishaan Korotane

    Published 29/11/23

    Today we were visited by Old Foleyan Ishaan Korotane who spent the morning speaking with students on his career in cyber security.

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  • Peter Jenkins

    Published 24/11/23

    We are deeply saddened to share the news that our much-loved colleague Mr. Peter Jenkins has died.

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  • Two female sixth form students smiling and holding their team mascot, a blue teddy bear made of OSH uniform

    Lord Mayor’s Mega Quiz 2023​​​​​​​

    Published 16/11/23

    Four Year 12 students entered the highly competitive Lord Mayor’s Mega Quiz at the University of Birmingham.

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  • Eden is a rising star!

    Published 13/11/23

    Congratulations to Eden in Year 8 who trod the boards this weekend at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

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