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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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  • Year 11 & Year 10 Praising Stars 3 Mock Weeks - 9 to 19 January 2017

    Year 11 and Year 10 have embarked on their key Praising Stars 3 Mock Weeks starting Monday 9 January. They have been revising hard, including over the Christmas Break, in order to identify in these GCSE papers what areas in particular they need to wo


  • Year 10 into Year 11 Guided Pathways Evening - 5 January 2017

    Year 10 students and parents were welcomed to our annual Year 10 Guided Pathways Presentation at 7.30pm on Thursday 5 January at the academy. Miss Ferris, Assistant Principal, explained the process of support that all Year 10 students will be followi


  • Year 8 into Year 9 Guided Pathways Evening - 5 January 2017

    Year 8 students and parents were welcomed to our annual Year 8 Guided Pathways Evening at 6pm on Thursday 5 January at the academy. Ms Ferris presented on the process, explaining our new curriculum and which students in Year 8 will start in Year 9 (a


  • Academy Food Bank Appeal 5 - 16 December 2016

    We have been running a VMG tutor project over the last two weeks, to try to get together as many Food Bank Christmas Hampers as possible. The deadline for donations is Friday 16 December. We have over 60 hampers so far, and expect many more to be com


  • Year 10 BTEC Performing Arts (Drama) Performance - 13 December 2016

    There will be an opportunity for parents, carers, friends and family of the Year 10 students studying BTEC Performing Arts (Drama), to observe their examination performance on Tuesday 13 December. This is by invitation only.


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Word of the Week

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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