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69% of students passing both English and Mathematics

We would like to pass on our congratulations to the Class of 2017 at Outwood Academy City, delivering yet another successful year of outcomes. These outcomes are the reward for their dedication, commitment and hard work. There have been phenomenal performances in English and Mathematics with 79% and 73% passing respectively; this is particularly pleasing this academic year with the well reported changes to GCSEs in English and Mathematics. It is also incredible that 69% of students achieved passes in both English and Mathematics.

In addition to these results there have been numerous success stories across a wealth of subjects, from the sciences to the arts and everything in between, highlighting the depth of success of the curriculum on offer at Outwood Academy City.

As an academy an important part of our aim is to raise standards and, since being part of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust, we have for the third year delivered year-on-year improvement. We should not underestimate the impact this has on life chances for our future generations and the opportunities this offers to transform lives. I am sure many of the students would join us in thanking the staff of the academy and governors of the academy for assisting in delivering these outcomes. We would also like to recognise the effort of families in supporting the academy and its students throughout. We firmly believe these outcomes are the result of a whole team effort.

We are incredibly proud of our students and wish them every success for their futures.

Calendar of Events

October 2017

18 October – 4:30 to 6:00pm – Careers Fair
20 October – School Photos
24 October – 3:30 to 6:00pm – Year 7 Parents’ Evening

The academy will be closed to students for the half term holiday: 30 October to 3 November.

November 2017

7 November – 4:30 to 6:00pm – Praising Stars 1 Parents’ Evening (Years 8 to 11 only)
28 November – 2:45 to 5:30pm – Trutex Event

Upcoming Events

Careers Fair – Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Outwood Academy City will be holding its annual Careers Fair on Wednesday, 18 October from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. The event is open to students and their parents/carers from all year groups. It is a great opportunity to gain information about opportunities post-16 and entry requirements for different pathways.

Working closely with Careers Inc, our careers advice service, we are delighted to have secured representatives from approximately 40 different providers including: universities, colleges, sixth forms, apprenticeship training providers, as well as local employers and public services. The Careers Team along with the providers will be able to assist in answering any questions you may have with regards to your child’s future pathway.

Building on the success of last year’s fair, students from all year groups are invited to attend as we believe it is essential students start thinking about their futures; setting themselves aspirational goals within careers education. We look forward to welcoming you any time between 4:30pm and 6:00pm. Your attendance is greatly appreciated as we continue to support students in raising their aspirations and informing them of their options post-16.

School Photographs – All Year Groups

On Friday, 20 October 2017 the school photographer will be in the academy. All students will have their portraits taken. Students in Year 11 will also take part in a year group photo. Details about how to purchase photographs will follow.

Please note photographs were due to be take on Monday, 9 October. They will instead take place on Friday, 20 October

UK Youth Parliament – Make Your Mark

On 4 October 2017, 415 Outwood Academy City students completed a ballot paper for the Youth Parliament Campaign #MakeYourMark.

On 10 November 2017, members of UK Youth Parliament will come together to debate in the House of Commons; deciding the most important issue that they will campaign on for the year ahead.

Outwood Academy City Results

  • A curriculum to prepare us for life: 36 votes
  • Votes at 16: 36 votes
  • Protect LGBT: 58 votes
  • Support for young carers: 14 votes
  • Transport: 55 votes
  • First aid education for all young people: 33 votes
  • Mental health: 51 votes
  • Make the invisible visible: 17 votes
  • Protect schools budget for damaging cuts: 4 votes
  • Work experience hubs for 11-18 year olds: 100 votes
    Void: 11 votes

For further information visit the UK Youth Parliament website.

Trutex

Academy uniform must be purchased from our uniform supplier, Trutex. Orders can be placed online through the Trutex website using the Academy’s LEA code LEA00644SC.

Trutex will be holding four uniform selling events throughout the 2017/18 academic year. These will be held in the Sports Entrance from 2:45 to 5:30pm on the dates detailed below:

  • Friday, 8 September 2017
  • Tuesday, 28 November 2017
  • Wednesday, 21 March 2018
  • Thursday, 19 July 2018

Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child's school.