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When you join Outwood Academy Bydales, you’ll find yourself working and studying in one of Britain’s most beautiful locations: the picturesque coastal village of Marske-by-the Sea, close to the stunning North York Moors National Park.

In 2017, we were named as the highest performing school in the North East for students achieving a 5+ in both English and maths. Maths results in 2017 were in the top 2% nationally for progress. Our results have climbed year on year since joining Outwood Grange Academies Trust. In 2014 prior to Outwood, 57% of students secured A*-C in both English and maths. This now stands at 89% securing 9-4 in 2018. At +0.65 our Progress in 2017 was third in the North East. In January 2018 the academy was judged outstanding by Ofsted in all categories.

These achievements are remarkable by any standard, but particularly when you consider that the predecessor Bydales School was placed in Special Measures in 2013. Under Outwood, we have reinvented ourselves, with a clear vision to put students at the heart of everything we do and raise standards to transform lives.

Our innovative vertical curriculum centres on three-year GCSEs, allowing students to take control of their own learning. The most capable and ambitious can benefit from fast-track opportunities and workshops to accelerate their progress, whilst others enjoy the time they need to succeed via an extended study timescale. Valuing vocational, practical, creative and academic ability equally, we ensure that no child is ever left behind.

Why not come and visit, and see our fantastic students and staff at work? You are welcome any time.

Associate Principal & LAC Lead: Seana Rice
Executive Principal: Andrew Wappat
SENCO: Katie Gates
Careers Leader: Jo Ferris j.ferris@bydales.outwood.com 01642 474000

Letters to Parents

Governors' Parent Voice Minutes

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Latest News

  • Student President Campaign Day - Tuesday 18 September

    On Tuesday we had our Student Voice Campaign Day, for the four candidates aiming to become the Student President 2018-2019. Madison Waggett, Harry King, Alex Huitema Y10 and Abigail Cook Y9 were out and about at the beginning and end of school, and a

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  • Y11 English, maths, science, MFL and humanities Revision Evening - 17 September

    We would like to invite you to a joint English, Maths, Science, MFL and Humanities revision evening in school on Monday 17 September, starting at 6pm. The evening will consist of a presentation on the work your son/daughter will be doing within lesso

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  • Year 6 Open Day and Evening - Monday 10 September

    We are delighted to invite Year 6 parents and students to visit the academy on Monday 10 September. The Open Evening is from 6.00pm - 8.00pm, beginning with a presentation by the Executive Principal, Mr Wappat, at 6.00pm prompt, followed by a chan

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  • GCSE Results Day - 23 August

    Our amazing Year 11 and Year 10 students celebrated during Results Day 2018 on the 23 August, as they collected their GCSE results, once again breaking all records in the history of Bydales! As ever it was moving to see friends, families, teachers an

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  • Y11 National Citizen Service - Wave 2 - 20 July to 14 August

    Year 11 students in Wave 2 National Citizen Service teams from Redcar & Cleveland schools are working hard at the start of the summer, following their Residential at YHA Grasmere in the Lake District, during the fourth week of July. On their return,

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  • Y11 National Citizen Service - Wave 1 - 16 July to 10 August

    Our Year 11 students in the Wave 1 National Citizen Service teams from Redcar & Cleveland worked hard at the start of the summer, following their Residential at YHA Coniston in the Lake District, during the third week of July. On their return, a furt

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  • Words of the Week - week commencing 16 July

    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 .

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  • Weekly VMG Announcements - Advance notice here for wc Monday 16 July

    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

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  • Art & Design Celebration of Work Show Case Evening - Thursday 12 July

    It was fantastic to welcome students, families and friends to our annual Art & Design ‘Celebration of Work’ Showcase Evening yesterday, to exhibit student work from over the last year. Turn-out was fantastic over the two hours, despite the rearranged

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  • Weekly VMG Announcements - Advance notice here for wc Monday 9 July

    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

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Outlook Magazine

At times 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.

Prospectus

Admissions

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’ 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

Word of the Week

Spelling of the Week

Numeracy Word of the Week

Career of the Week

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