Parents of Year 6 students who would like to join the academy in September 2020 can now complete an online form in order to join a parental emailing list, where you can receive examples of letters sent to parents of students already at the academy. This can help parents become familiar with the 'ebb and flow' of the academic year. There is no obligation of course, and this does not in any way form part of the admissions process.

Y6 Open Evening - Monday 9 September 2019 6.00pm - 8.00pm


Our Year 6 Open Day and Open Evening is on Monday 9 September 2019. The Evening is 6.00 – 8.00pm, starting promptly with a Presentation by the Executive Principal, Andrew Wappat at 6.00pm. Parents and students are welcome to visit during the school day between 9.00am – 10.30am or 1.00pm – 2.00pm. Please arrive at either 9.00am or 1.00pm prompt, to gain the most benefit! It would be helpful if you could email your intention to visit during the day to Invitations and information will be going out via our main partner primary schools in the first week of September. Copies will also be available on during the day, and on the night. To download the invitation, our historical prospectus and various inserts please click on the document links below:

Admission Zone Clarification

It is important to note that anyone can apply for a place at Outwood Academy Bydales, regardless of where they live. It is NOT a requirement to live in the old ‘admission zone’. Please note that over a third of the students that attend our school live outside the named catchment zone! Parents can apply for apply for a place at any secondary school. However, when that school becomes oversubscribed, that the distance from the school becomes a factor in allocation of places.



The Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) was borne out of the success of Outwood Grange, a large school of 2,200 students which has achieved record exam results every year for the past 10 years, culminating in 84% including English & Maths. Outwood Grange is an Outstanding school recognised by Ofsted – achieving all Grade 1s – and was one of the first National Leader of Education Support Schools.

OGAT is a multi-academy sponsor and the Family of Schools currently comprises of a number of schools who work together to ensure that all children irrespective of their starting point receive an excellent education. We relish the opportunity to be part of the much needed regeneration of all areas we work in and wish to play a full role in the wider community. We currently have eight National Leaders of Education; Martyn Oliver, Sir Michael Wilkins, Julie Slater, Lee Wilson, Mark Hassack, Andrew Wappat, Angela Sweeten, and Angela Hull who all have extensive experience of working in schools from Special Measures to Outstanding.
OGAT is recognised nationally as a high performing chain of schools and is the highest performing Family of Schools in the North of England.

We are proud to be part of the Outwood Family of Schools and welcome parents/carers and students who wish to join our outstanding academy.

Year 7 Admissions for September 2018 (and 2019)

The deadline for applications for a Year 7 place in a Redcar & Cleveland school from September 2019 was 31 October 2018. The deadline for applications for a place from September 2020 will be 31 October 2019.

If you would like your child to have the opportunity to join us in Year 7 from September 2020 please contact us directly on: 01642 474000 or via We are more than happy to offer a tour of the school including visiting classrooms during the normal school working day.

Information about applying for a place at secondary school is on the R&C website here: Secondary Admissions

When the next admissions round opens, in the Summer of 2020, you can do so online via this link: Admission Online

At that point you can seek further help from the R&C Admission Team on 01642 837740 or 01642 837730 or 01642 837702 or via their email address You can also speak to the Admissions Choice Advisor on 01642 444539.

Below are a number of documents and guides for parents:


Admissions Process

Admissions to Outwood Academy Bydales are administered by Redcar & Cleveland Local Authority.
If you would like a place in any year at the academy, please contact R&C Admissions Team in the first instance via either 01642 837740 or 01642 837730, or via They will contact the school, who will arrange a visit. We are happy to take casual visits at any time, or ring 01642 474000 for an appointment.

The process for Year 6 admissions into Year 7, via the annual admissions process is as follows:

If the number of preferences received for the Academy does not exceed the admission limit, all preferences will be met.

All applications received will be considered in the following order;

• All first preferences received by the closing date;
• All second preferences received by the closing date;
• All late preferences received will be considered after the above in the following order: first preferences then second preferences.
However, if there are more applications for admission to the school than there are places available, preference will be given to children in the following order:

a. Children who live in the catchment area and who, at the time of admission, have a statement of educational need, and are in the care of the Social Services Department

b.(i) Children who live in the Academy’s catchment area who have brothers or sisters attending the school at the time of admission
(ii) Other children who live in the Academy’s catchment area
(iii) Children who live in that part of the Academy’s catchment area which is designated as an option area.

c. Children who have brothers or sisters in attendance at the Academy

d. Children whose needs can, for specific reasons (e.g. medical, social), be met only at the Academy

e. Other children, with priority being given to those living nearest to the Academy.

In all categories, when decisions have to be made between children satisfying the same criteria, children living nearest to the Academy, measured as the crow flies, have priority.

Where a child resides with more than one parent/carer, the LA will take the address where the child lives the majority of the time during the school week as the main place of residence for determining the catchment area.

Where both parents make a separate preference for admission, we will take the preference form from the parent where the child lives predominantly.

Redcar & Cleveland LA Admissions Team: 01642 837740 or 01642 837730 or 01642 837702 or you can also speak to the Admissions Choice Advisor on 01642 444539.


Redcar & Cleveland LA Website