About Us

Sir michael

“The whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”

Sir Michael Wilkins - Academy Principal and Chief Executive

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.

Train to Teach with the OIE


The Outwood Institute of Education is currently recruiting trainee teachers for primary and secondary places across our Family of Schools. This one year course, starting in September 2015, is suitable for graduates looking to make a difference in a rewarding and stimulating profession. Please see our website below for more details.

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Latest News

  • Prior Pursglove College and Stockton Sixth Form College – Merge proposal consultation

    Prior Pursglove College recently announced a proposal to strengthen and secure high-quality sixth form provision in Redcar & Cleveland. You can read more about the proposal on their website here: http://pursglove.ac.uk/about-us/consultation/


  • Governors' Parents' Voice Forum - Tuesday 15 September 2015 from 6.00pm to 7.00pm

    We are holding the first meeting of the academic year where you will have the opportunity to meet with Mr Wappat and representatives of the Governing Body. It will be an 'open forum' where questions will be welcomed from all those who wish to attend.


  • Fantastic GCSE Results 2015

    We report the best ever results in the history of the school! 73% of students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths, beating a previous historical best of 60% in 2012 when the school was judged outstanding by Ofsted.


  • Marske Traders' Day 22 August 2015 10am - 4pm

    There will be a Marske Traders' Day on Saturday 22 August from 10am - 4pm, following on from a recent community meeting. The event is very much about promoting the fact that Marske is 'Open For Business', despite recent roadworks affecting visitors.


  • Praising Stars 6 Reports Issued w/c Monday 13 July 2015

    The sixth and final Praising Stars reports for students for this academic year will be issued w/c Monday 13 July, to go home via students. Please note there is not a Parents’ Evening associated with this PS6 report.


Outlook Magazine


Parent Voice Minutes

Word of the Week

Spelling of the Week

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