The Academy is OPEN today as normal, Tuesday 12 December.
Despite the residual snow and ice, the Academy is open today as normal. Please take extra care on the roads/paths leading to the school.
Outwood Academy Bydales is located in the beautiful coastal village of Marske-by-the-Sea, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The predecessor Bydales School, that was in special measures at the time, joined the nationally renowned Outwood Grange Academies Trust in September 2014, and formally became Outwood Academy Bydales in February 2015.
In the summer of 2015 students achieved excellent GCSE outcomes, some 13% higher than the previous school record in 2012, the year 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 Value Added (the ‘Best Eight’ qualifications) at 1026.5, and also top for progress of students compared to similar schools.
In the Summer of 2016, results climbed again to new record levels, for example with 78% of students achieving GCSE grades A*-C in both English and mathematics.
In 2017, students achieved an outstanding 85% 9-4 grade in both English and maths, and 75% of students left with a grade 5 or higher in both these key subjects, with this figure being the highest in the North East. On average, students left with almost 3/4 of a GCSE grade higher than the national standard across eight of their key subjects, shown by a Progress 8 score of +0.68, this figure being second in the North East. In mathematics, 46% of students, almost half the year, left with a 7-9 grade (equivalent to the previous A/A* grades) in mathematics. The school was also second in the North East for Attainment 8 at 57.0
Why not come and visit, and see our fantastic students and staff at work? You are welcome any time.
Executive Principal: Andrew Wappat
Vice Principal & SENCO: Seana Rice
We are consulting during the period 30 November 2017 to 11 January 2018 on the proposal to reduce our admission number from 160 to 150 starting in September 2019. We would encourage comments after stakeholders have read the documents below. Please respond as described within the document below by 11 January 2018.
Our Year 10 BTEC Performing Arts (Acting) group have their formal performance piece this Thursday 14 December, at 5.30pm in the Main Hall. They have been working hard over the last few months on a piece they have been inspired to write themselves nam
On Thursday 14 December we will be welcoming 'An Invisible Man' theatre company to the academy, to perform YOLO (You Only Live Once) to Year 9 students as part of our 'Life' programme. The performance explores how YOLO explores how young people react
On Wednesday we have the latest of our monthly 'College Lunchtime Drop-ins' where colleagues from post-16 colleges and apprenticeship providers run stands in our dining area during the whole of lunchtime. Students from any year group can speak to ...
On the last day of term, Student Voice will be organising a 'Christmas Jumper Day' in order to support their chosen charity, Redcar Area Foodbank via our SV Fundraising Sub-Committee. This event was something Student President Adam Williams was keen
We have our Christmas Lunches this week, beginning on Tuesday until Thursday. This occasion always proves popular, so we start lunches a little earlier for the year groups involved, to make sure everyone gets the full, fantastic
Come along to our Employer session with JACOBS, and find our more about the 'A day in the life of an engineer'. The session runs after-school in Enrichment between 2.30-3.30pm in Room 102 (Mr Burton's Classroom) and is open to ANY student for Years 7
We are running a ‘Book Swap Shop’ on Wednesday 13 December between 2.30 and 4.00pm in our LRC Library. This will be a great opportunity for students who are looking for a pre-loved Christmas present, are wanting to restock their book shelves, or even
We continue to run our December VMG Project in support of the Redcar Area Foodbank. As last year, we are keen to fill as many 'hampers' as we can from each VMG to help the Foodback, and they will be collecting them on the last day of term, ie
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 pare
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 .
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’ 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