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Outwood Academy Bydales is a medium sized academy located in the beautiful coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, close to the North York Moors National Park. We are extremely proud of our tradition of serving the families of the community of Marske and surrounding areas. The predecessor Bydales School joined the nationally renowned Outwood Grange Academies Trust in September 2014. In the summer of 2015 we achieved outstanding results and progress for our students, beating the previous school record in 2012 by 13%, when it was judged outstanding by Ofsted. In January 2016 the school was named as the highest performing school in the five Tees Valley authorities for progress compared to similar schools (top 5% nationally) and also for Value Added (’Best 8 Qualifications) at 1026.5. These two key measures also placed the school 3rd and 4th respectively in the whole of the North East 2015. In the Summer of 2016, results climbed again to new record levels, for example with 78% of students achieving the new measure of A*-C in English and mathematics, and 87% achieving A*-C in mathematics.
Executive Principal: Andrew Wappat
Vice Principal & SENCO: Seana Rice

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Latest News

  • Words of the Week - week commencing 18 September

    Each week we display across the academy, four words of the week relating to careers, spelling, numeracy and vocabulary. These are also published at the foot of the homepage of our website and via our Facebook/Twitter social media accounts. Whilst .


  • Praising Stars 1 - Main Hall Examinations for Years 9-11 wc Monday 18 September

    Students in our GCSE years, ie Years 9-11 will be carrying out Praising Stars 1 assessments in examination conditions in the Main Hall this week. This will also help ensure they are familiar with GCSE examination conduct, and the demands of sitting a


  • Student Voice Presidential Election, Polling Day - Tuesday 19 September

    On Tuesday 19 September, our entire student body will have the opportunity to vote in our annual Presidential Election, to elect their preferred candidate to lead Student Voice for the academic year 2017-2018. We were delighted, once again, to be all


  • Student Voice Presidential Election, Campaign Day - Monday 18 September

    Today is our Student Voice Campaign Day, for the four candidates aiming to become the Student President 2017-2018. Adam, Emma, Scarlett and Keira are out and about today, at the beginning and end of school, and at break/lunchtimes with their campaign


  • Weekly VMG Announcements - Advance notice here for wc Monday 18 September

    Each week, during VMG tutor time, students are reminded of opportunities and events, and given the chance to discuss and get inspired. Hopefully many of these make it into Planners and discussions at home. Relevant ones are posted here to help parent


  • Words of the Week - week commencing 11 September

    Each week we display across the academy, four words of the week relating to careers, spelling, numeracy and vocabulary. These are also published at the foot of the homepage of our website and via our Facebook/Twitter social media accounts. Whilst .


  • Student Voice President Election, Campaign Speech Assemblies - Tuesday 12 - Friday 15 September

    We begin the election process for our Student Voice President 2017-2018 this week, with the four candidates leading assemblies, giving presentations on their campaign messages from Tuesday - Friday to the whole school! Candidates this year, are


  • Year 6 Open Day and Evening - Monday 11 September

    We are delighted to welcome Year 6 parents and students to visit the academy on Monday 11 September. The Open Evening is from 6.00pm - 8.00pm, beginning with a presentation by the Principal, Mr Wappat, at 6.00pm prompt, followed by a chance to tour t


  • Start of Term - Tuesday 5 September

    We welcomed students from Year 7 to Year 11 back to the academy on Tuesday 5 September from 8.20am prompt. As the timetable rolled over at the start of July 2017, and due to a week of Year 6 Transition where students started their new timetables, it


  • GCSE Results Day - 24 August

    Our amazing Year 11 and Year 10 students celebrated during Results Day 2017 on the 24 August, as they collected their GCSE results, smashing all records in the history of Bydales! It was wonderful to see friends, families, teachers and support staff


Outlook Magazine

Each term we produce our magazine ‘Outlook’, that celebrates the work and successes of students and staff alike. It also gives information about recent events in the academy, and focuses on different elements of our work to put ‘students first’. The most recent edition, together with back issues are placed below. Do have a read.


Word of the Week

Spelling of the Week

Numeracy Word of the Week

Career of the Week


‘Word of the Week’ is part of the Academy’s ongoing strategy to improve students’ literacy. Students are being taught the importance of language and the need for a good vocabulary, both for their school work and as an essential life skill. There is an Academy WOW each week, displayed around school and on the website, and its use is reinforced by VMG tutors and in school assemblies. The word is designed to make students confident in their use of a range of complex words and their meanings, in a drive to improve student articulacy to even higher levels.

“As vocabulary is reduced, so are the number of feelings you can express, the number of events you can describe, the number of the things you can identify. Man grows by language.” – Sheri S. Tepper