Information regarding Carillion

Just to reassure parents that it is 'business as usual' with regard to the services provided by Carillion on behalf of the PFI building owners. These include our catering, cleaning and caretaking services, which continue as before, and contingency plans are in place for all eventualities.


About Us

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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

Why not come and visit, and see our fantastic students and staff at work? You are welcome any time.
Executive Principal: Andrew Wappat
Vice Principal & SENCO: Seana Rice

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Latest News

  • The Wizard of Oz School Production - 6,7 & 8 February

    Save the dates! After months of preparation, our 'The Wizard of Oz' production is coming to Outwood Academy Bydales at the start of February! The performance will take place on the 6, 7 and 8 February in our school hall, starting each time at 7.30pm.


  • Duke of Edinburgh (Bronze) Launch Meeting - 25 January

    We are very happy to once again be working with Guisborough Youth Centre, to support them giving the opportunity to students in both Years 9 and 10 to complete the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, and in our beautiful backdoor North York Moors. The n


  • KwikFit Employer Engagement Session - 24 January

    We are delighted to welcome colleagues from KwikFit who will be leading a Career Information Session, after-school on Wednesday 24 January in Room 111. This is part of our 'Future Generation' project to ensure students have many interactions with emp


  • National Citizen Service (NCS) Assembly to Year 11 - 22 January

    We are excited to welcome colleagues from the National Citizen Service (NCS) to Outwood Academy Bydales, for the annual NCS Recruitment Assembly to Year 11, which takes place on Monday 22 January. This is a fantastic volunteering opportunity for the


  • Weekly VMG Announcements - Advance notice here for wc Monday 22 January

    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


  • Words of the Week - week commencing 22 January

    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 .


  • Student Voice Visit to Redcar & Cleveland Council Chambers - 18 January

    Representatives from our Student Voice will be visiting to Redcar & Cleveland Council Chambers on Thursday, after taking up the invitation of Councillor Karen King, the Mayor or Redcar and Cleveland when she was Returning Officer at our Student Voice


  • Reading Strategies Parents' Presentation - 15 January

    On Monday 15 January 6pm we presented to parents about our range of Reading and Literacy strategies in place to support students, many of which are more recent. Helping your child maintain reading levels and (hopefully) the ability to read willingly


  • Praising Stars 3 - MOCK Sports Hall Examinations for Years 9-11 wc Monday 15 January

    Students in our GCSE years, ie Years 9-11 are continue with their GCSE Mocks (Praising Stars 3) assessments in examination conditions in the Sports Hall this week, having started last week on Monday 8 January. This will also help ensure they are fami


  • Weekly VMG Announcements - Advance notice here for wc Monday 15 January

    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


Outlook Magazine

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.



Proposed reduction in the published admission number for Outwood Academy Bydales

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

Spelling of the Week

Numeracy Word 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