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
In January 2018 the academy was judged outstanding by Ofsted.
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Executive Principal: Andrew Wappat
Vice Principal: Seana Rice
SENCO: Katie Gates
Year 11 students of Applied Business have their Revision Breakfast Session today, Wednesday 23 May at 7.30am. We have been delighted so far with the outstanding turn-out at such sessions, with an average of 97% coming in on each breakfast so far, and
All Year 11 students have their English Literature Revision Breakfast Session tomorrow, Tuesday 22 May at 7.30am. We have been delighted so far with the outstanding turn-out at such sessions, with an average of 97% coming in on each breakfast so far,
We are pleased to be able to publish our ‘Lord of the Flies’ Revision-Quotes Mind Maps as developed by our own Miss Mitchell, during her after-school English Enrichment Sessions with her class over the last few months.
We hope that the attached 'Macbethl’ Revision-Quotes-Themes Mind Maps, as developed by our own Miss Mitchell during her after-school English Enrichment Sessions with her class over the last few months, will prove useful for revision brush ups before
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 .
We are pleased to be able to publish our ‘A Christmas Carol’ Revision-Quotes-Themes Mind Maps as developed by our own Miss Mitchell, during her after-school English Enrichment Sessions with her class over the last few months. Why not use these to do
All Year 11 students studying GCSE French have their Revision Breakfast Session today, Friday 18 May at 7.30am. We have been delighted so far with the outstanding turn-out at such sessions, with 100% of Year 11 attending the French session on Wednesd
We are delighted to be able to publish our 'The 18 Poems' Revision-Quotes Mind Maps as developed by our own Miss Mitchell, during her after-school Enrichment sessions with her class over the last few weeks. A real labour of love, modelling to student
All Year 11 students studying Chemistry/Science GCSE have their Revision Breakfast Session today, Thursday 17 May at 7.30am. We have been delighted so far with the outstanding turn-out at such sessions, with 100% of Year 11 attending the Business & C
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.
We consulted 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. Thank you to those who read the documents below, and responded. We will publish the decision before the 31 March 2018.
‘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