“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.
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.
Our fantastic Student Voice Fundraising and Publicity Satellite Groups organised all the events during our Children In Need Day on Friday, culminating with activities throughout lunchtime to raise as much money as possible.
Students and staff showed their respect during our 11.00am Remembrance Service, with coordinated activities and a special assembly. 'The Last Post' was played on trumpet by Ewan Murray and a moving duet with guitar performed by Abi and Niamh Colling.
On Friday 23 October we hold the Inauguration Ceremony to announce the elected candidate for Student Voice President 2015-2016. Four candidates and their campaign teams have been working extremely hard during the election week.
There are lots of activities happening in Marske Square on Saturday 31 October, at the Marske Traders Halloween Event. Come and have fun, and see what facilities and shops we have to offer in our village.
We would like to invite EVERY Year 11 parent and student to a critical Maths-English 'Fish & Chips' Evening where we will explain all you need to know about how we are preparing students for their GCSE Examinations in Maths and English.
‘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