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.
We are excited to be planning fantastic Graduation ceremonies on Wednesday 28 June and Thursday 29 June 2017, for students in Year 8 who have shown with their effort levels during the year that they are ready to move into Year 9 and begin their GCSE
Just a reminder to parents and students that during the examination season this summer, we are running 'Revision Masterclasses' ahead of each afternoon examination, during the school day, or at 7.30am as part of a 'Revision Breakfast' if the examinat
All Year 11 students have their GCSE Mathematics Revision Breakfast Session on Thursday 25 May at 7.30am. We have been delighted so far with the outstanding turn-out at such sessions, with 97% of Year 11 attending the one on Monday. S
Year 10 students studying GCSE Engineering have their Revision Breakfast session on Wednesday 24 May at 7.30am. We have been delighted so far with the outstanding turn-out at such sessions, by both Year 10 and Year 11.
Year 11 students studying GCSE Applied Business have their next Revision Breakfast session on Wednesday 24 May at 7.30am. We have been delighted so far with the outstanding turn-out at such sessions, with 97% of Year 11 attending the one on Monday ah
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.
‘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