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

Any parent wishing to consider the academy for their child can contact the academy for an appointment with the Principal to look around.

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.


Open Evenings

Our next Year 6 Open Day and Open Evening will be held in September 2020 – date to be confirmed soon. The Evening will be 6.00 – 8.00pm, starting promptly with a Presentation by our Principal, Seana Rice at 6.00pm.

Parents and students are also 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:

Year 7 Admissions for September 2020 (and 2021)

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:

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.