Outwood Academy Bydales
Telephone: 01642 474000
Mrs Beverley Noble, Receptionist, will ensure messages are passed to the correct colleague for their attention.
Please note that Churchill Drive is a ‘No Entry’ road except for Residents Access Only. There are clear signs at each end, and speed bumps to slow traffic. It should not be used as a route to school, nor a place to drop off/pick-up students. Your support with this is appreciated, particularly as when the restrictions are ignored it becomes congested and a risk to students walking to school and attempting to cross the road. Police now patrol the area and residents are urged to record and report registration plates of unauthorised vehicles.
A1 South. Take either the A1231 at Washington or A689 at Sedgefield onto the A19. Continue South towards Middlesbrough along the A19. Continue after the Tees Viaduct. Merge onto A174 via the ramp to Whitby/Teesport/Wilton. After 7 miles at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A174. After a further 1.9 miles, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A174. After 0.6 miles, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A174. After 0.9 miles, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A174. After 1.1 miles, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Longbeck Road. After 0.5 miles, turn right onto Redcar Road. After 0.3 miles, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto High Street/A1085. Continue to follow A1085. The academy is on the left, before you reach the sea.
A1 North. Merge onto the A168 at Dishforth. This becomes the A19 at Sowerby. Follow A19 North to Middlesbrough. Merge onto the A174 via the ramp to Whitby/Teesport/Wilton. After 7 miles at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A174. After a further 1.9 miles, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A174. After 0.6 miles, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on A174. After 0.9 miles, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A174. After 1.1 miles, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Longbeck Road. After 0.5 miles, turn right onto Redcar Road. After 0.3 miles, at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto High Street/A1085. Continue to follow A1085. The academy is on the left, before you reach the sea.
York to Darlington is around 30 minutes (East Coast). Darlington to Marske is around 50 minutes (Northern Rail). For reference, Middlesbrough to Marske direct is 20 minutes. To travel from the station to the Academy can be done on foot and will take approximately 16 minutes. Exit station turning left along High Street/A1085. Continue over the roundabout staying on the High Street/A1085. You will find Outwood Academy Bydales on the left, before the road becomes Coast Road running along the sea front.
Taking the Bus from Middlesbrough centre the direct bus services X3, X4, X4A stop on the High Street, Marske roundabout.
Taking the Bus from Redcar, there are several direct services 63, 64 and 81, some of which pass the school.
Details should be checked against local bus timetables which can be found on the internet here
Please include as much of the following information that is applicable to you:
To report an absence or to contact the Attendance Officer:
Telephone: 01642 474000 Option 2
David Laking – Attendance Officer
Lyndsey King – Educational Welfare Officer
A list of the names and email of all teachers, Learning Managers and line managers is now accessible via our website and can be found above in Key Staff Contacts. This followed suggestions from parents and governors on further improving the lines of communication so that queries, questions or concerns can be answered promptly and efficiently.
Parents can receive regular automated emails from the school, drawing their attention to when letters have been issued via students, or when there are key events.
We appreciate there is limited space in the current Car Park for parents to drop-off students in the morning and, in order to reduce the risk of an accident, the ‘turning circle’ lane that leads directly in-front of the Academy to Reception is for disabled and visitor access only. Unfortunately, where parents arrive just before the start of the school day to drop-off their children, congestion occurs back onto the Coast Road. It is always appreciated when parents drop-off children some distance from school and encourage them to walk, or aim to arrive at school before 8.00am to avoid this congestion. Please do not drop or pick up your child by using or parking along the edges of the ‘turning circle’. Please drive straight down along the edge of our site and park in the bays beyond the Sports Hall.
Please note Churchill Drive is ‘no entry’ except for access, ie for residents only.
Also, please do not use the narrow residential road/cycle path directly opposite the school as a place to park, drop-off students or bypass the traffic lights. It is a private road/cycle-path and parents using this is dangerous and inconsiderate.
We ask that parents always be mindful of the number of children crossing the road in the Car Park, keeping our students safe is our biggest priority alongside helping to maintain positive relationships with our community; we value parent/carer support with this.
We strongly encourage students to cycle to the academy to reduce traffic, carbon footprints and be healthier. Students should cycle in a responsible manner, walk their bikes once on the school premises, but can cycle to the bike sheds once beyond the student entrance into the school. All students who cycle are required to complete an application form, signing up to our code of conduct, in order to receive a photocard cycle permit.
Application forms are available from Reception (and should be returned there completed), but can also be downloaded below too.
Visitor parking is limited. Most spaces can be found by driving onto the school grounds and heading straight down, past the Sports Hall, towards the field entrance. All visitors should report to Reception. Visitors are asked to consider those who live on surrounding streets when parking their vehicle near to the Academy. Our neighbours are very tolerant and we respectfully ask that you do not block driveways and exit points. The ‘turning circle’ should not be used for parking, however temporary.