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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.

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‘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