About Us


“Students first: raising standards and transforming lives.”

Martyn Oliver, CEO

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 3.6% nationally) and also for Value Added (’Best 8 Qualifictions) at 1026.5. These two key measures also placed the school 3rd and 4th respectively in the whole of the North East 2015.

Latest News

  • Post-16 Courses - Enrolment for September 2016

    Year 11 Leavers will be busy this week with enrolment on post-16 courses at sixth forms, colleges, apprenticeships and training providers. We are still here to support. There is a list of enrolment dates and details for students and parents on our...


  • GCSE Results 2016

    KS4 students have celebrated their efforts today. Year 11 have achieved a record set of GCSE results. 78% achieved A*-C in English and Maths, which is a new measure this year (and up 4% on last year) with 75% achieving 5A*-C including English and ...


  • Students First - Raising Standards and Transforming Lives

    Students, staff and parents will be aware that Sir Michael Wilkins is retiring at the end of this academic year as Academy Principal & Chief Executive of Outwood Grange Academies Trust. Michael was appointed as Head Teacher to what was then ...


  • Student Voice Summer Fair - 9 July 2016

    Our first ever Student Voice Summer Fair took place on Saturday 9 July, and an incredible £1200 was raised for Teenage Cancer Trust. The event was the vision of our Student Voice, supported by Mr Taylor (Drama). It proved a massive success, pulling t


  • Silver Expedition - Duke of Edinburgh 8 - 10 July 2016

    Congratulations to all our Year 11 2016 Leavers students who completed their three day Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition over the weekend of 8-10 July 2016, traversing the North York Moors. It was a gruelling event that took much determination...


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Word of the Week

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Quote 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