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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

November 2017

7 November – 4:00 to 7:00pm – Praising Stars 1 Parents’ Evening (Years 8 to 11 only)
17 November – Children In Need
24 November – The academy will be closed to students for staff training
28 November – 2:45 to 5:30pm – Trutex Event

December 2017

5 December – 5:00 – 7:00pm – Year 11 Revision Festival
15 December – Christmas Jumper Day
21 December – Key Stage 3 Christmas Disco

The academy will be closed to students for the Christmas holiday: 22 December 2017 to 5 January 2018. The academy will reopen on Monday, 8 January 2018.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Planned Road Closures

We have been advised by Sheffield City Council of planned road closures. This will affect Stradbroke Road from Southsea Road to Sheffield Road from Monday, 27 November from 9:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday for approximately two weeks. Please be mindful of this when collecting students from school.

Please see the letter below for full details.

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The Spotacular with Outwood Academy City

On Friday, 17 November Outwood Academy City will be doing its bit to help raise vital funds for this year’s Children In Need appeal. We are encouraging all students to participate by “wearing something spotty” for the day. Full uniform must be worn at all times, however we will be supporting the wearing of a spotty tie instead of the academy tie. Students will be able to make their £1 donation as they arrive at the academy.

A number of other exciting fundraising activities will take place during break and lunchtime including a staff pedalthon!

The Spotacular!

  • Wear something spotty (Ties, Badges, Socks, Hair Bobbles, Head bands, Wrist bands) – All day
  • Homemade bake sale at break and lunchtime in the Dining Hall
  • Staff pedalthon – All day
  • Staff duck race
  • Guess the amount of sweets in a jar at break and lunchtime
  • Student secret gig…ssshhh!

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

Anti-Bullying Week: 13th – 17th November 2017

Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All Equal’ with the aim of:

  • Empowering children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique; helping children and young people to understand how important it is that every child feels valued and included in school, able to be themselves, without fear of bullying
  • Encouraging parents and carers to work with their school and talk to their children about bullying, difference and equality
  • Enabling teachers and other children’s workforce professionals to celebrate what makes us ‘all different, all equal’ and celebrate difference and equality. Encouraging them to take individual and collective action to prevent bullying, creating safe environments where children can be themselves.

Academy activities will include:

  • Daily VMG anti-bullying workshops
  • Assembly
  • Posters promoting anti-bullying/respect
  • A ‘Tree of Hope’ will be on show in Reception displaying students’ views and advice to stop bullying
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