Open Evening

In the interest of safety and taking into account current restrictions, our Year 6 Open Evening this year is presented virtually below.

The presentation includes information from each department to create a comprehensive and informative overview of the academy for potential students and their parents. Potential students and their parents are also invited to view videos on our Y6 Transition page by clicking here.

To view our historical prospectus and various inserts please click on the document links below:

Open Evening Information for SEND Students and their Parents

We are delighted that you are considering applying for a place at our academy

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is the admission authority for the academy and is responsible for determining its admission arrangements. The Trust has determined that all admissions will be co-ordinated through the Local Authority’s co-ordinated admission arrangements.

Applications for places at the Academy will, therefore, need to be made in accordance with the statutory Admission Code and will be made on the Common Application Form provided and administered by the Local Authority on behalf of Outwood Grange Academies Trust.

The Authority has determined co-ordinated admission schemes as required by law for the next academic year. This means that a parent completes the Common Application Form expressing up to three preferences and the Authority liaises with schools and other local authorities on their behalf. The Local Authority will inform the parent of the outcome of their application, including the reason for the refusal and information on the appeals process if a place if refused at any of their preferred schools.

The Local Authority will communicate the outcome of individual applications to parents on the Academy’s behalf on the national offer day.

Please call 01642 774774 for more information or you can apply online here Secondary school places – Redcar and Cleveland Council Online

Our Admissions Policy for 2020/21 can be found by clicking here


Year 7 Admissions for September 2021

The admissions application window for pupils transferring from primary education to secondary education in R&CBC in September 2021 is currently open. Parents of pupils in Y6 are advised to make their applications to the schools they would like their children to attend and have up until the 31 October to submit their applications.

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 2021, 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:

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.