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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

May 2018

  • May Half Term Holiday: 28 May to 1 June 2018

June 2018

  • 26 June – 5:30 to 6:30pm – Year 6 Transition Parents’ Evening
  • 28 June – 6:00 to 8:00pm – KS3 Awards Evening and Year 11 Prom

July 2018

  • 3 July – Outwood Games and Year 6 Transition
  • 4 July – OGAT Arts Showcase, Year 6 Transition and Year 8 Graduation
  • 5 July – Year 6 Transition and Year 8 Graduation
  • 6 July – Year 6 Transition
  • 11 July – 6:00 to 8:00pm – Sports Awards Evening
  • 19 July – 2:45 to 5:30pm – Trutex Uniform Event

Transition Information For Year 6 Parents

During transition week, 3 to 6 July 2018, your child will experience four days of fun filled activities across all departments. Each department will offer a carousel of activities to give students a flavour of all subjects offered at Outwood Academy City. Year 6 students will also have an opportunity to complete a Flag Hunt to help familiarise themselves with the academy site.

As part of their transition experience, students will be invited to watch the prestigious Year 8 graduation ceremony; a spectacular event. During their time at the academy, Year 6 students will take part in a session titled ‘All About Me’ where they will be asked to compile a short biography for their new VMG Tutor. Students will also complete a short assessment to enable us to place them in the correct classes.

We hope your son/daughter is looking forward to their visit – we cannot wait to see them!

For further information about transition, please contact the academy on 0114 235 8120.

Upcoming Events

Year 11 May Half Term Revision Sessions

The following revision sessions will be taking place over the May Half Term holiday. A copy of the letter can be found under Letters To Parents.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

  • 09:30 – 12:45 – Maths
  • 13:00 – 15:00 – Geography

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

  • 09:30 – 12:30 – Science

Friday, 1 June 2018

  • 09:30 – 12:30 – Spanish

Sunday, 3 June 2018

  • 09:00 – 12:00 – History

Saturday, 9 June 2018

  • 13:00 – 15:00 – Geography

Summer Examinations Timetable 2018

Please click on the button below for the Summer 2018 Examination Timetable

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.

The final Trutex uniform selling event this academic year will take place on Thursday, 19 July 2018 and will be held in the Sports Entrance from 2:45 to 5:30pm.

Barcelona Tour – April 2018

Changes to Online Payment Processing affecting Tucasi Schools Cash Office

What is happening?

Please be advised that from 30 April 2018 any users of Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Vista will no longer be able to make payments via the Tucasi Online Payments System (SCOpay). Unfortunately, users of these operating systems may have to upgrade their systems to be able to make online payments from the 30th of April 2018.

Why is this happening?

This change is being enforced by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). From the 30th June 2018 all websites that accept card payments will no longer allow users of Windows XP and Windows Vista to use their websites. WorldPay are implementing this change on 30th April 2018.

What is the impact?

While you will be able to access Tucasi SCO, view the content and perform many tasks in the normal way, if you attempt to make a payment online you will receive an error message.
Please be aware this is outside of Outwood Grange Academy Trust’s control. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause, however we will be unable to assist with making payments online using Windows XP & Vista following the 30th April 2018.

Information About Private Fostering

Under the Children Act 1989, there is a legal requirement for local authorities to be notified of any private fostering arrangements. Children’s Social Care has a duty to undertake assessments and checks, and to provide support and advice to the child and to the private foster carer. In Sheffield, private fostering work is undertaken by the Families, Adopters and Carers Team (FACT), in Children’s Specialist Services.

The Advisory Service can be contacted on 0114 205 3535. Children’s Social Care can be contacted on 0114 273 4855.

Please see the fact sheet below for further information.

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.