We would like to pass on our congratulations to the Class of 2017 at Outwood Academy City, delivering yet another successful year of outcomes. These outcomes are the reward for their dedication, commitment and hard work. There have been phenomenal performances in English and Mathematics with 79% and 73% passing respectively; this is particularly pleasing this academic year with the well reported changes to GCSEs in English and Mathematics. It is also incredible that 69% of students achieved passes in both English and Mathematics.
In addition to these results there have been numerous success stories across a wealth of subjects, from the sciences to the arts and everything in between, highlighting the depth of success of the curriculum on offer at Outwood Academy City.
As an academy an important part of our aim is to raise standards and, since being part of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust, we have for the third year delivered year-on-year improvement. We should not underestimate the impact this has on life chances for our future generations and the opportunities this offers to transform lives. I am sure many of the students would join us in thanking the staff of the academy and governors of the academy for assisting in delivering these outcomes. We would also like to recognise the effort of families in supporting the academy and its students throughout. We firmly believe these outcomes are the result of a whole team effort.
We are incredibly proud of our students and wish them every success for their futures.
5 September – the Academy will reopen to new Year 7 students only
6 September – the Academy reopens to all students
8 September – 2:45 to 5:30pm – Trutex Uniform Selling Event
19 September – 5:00 to 8:00pm – Year 6 Open Evening
29 September – 10:00am to 12:00pm – Macmillan Coffee Morning
9 October – School Photos
18 October – 4:30 to 6:00pm – Careers Fair
24 October – 3:30 to 6:00pm – Year 7 Parents’ Evening
We are pleased to confirm that Outwood Academy City have secured a new provider, TM Travel, for the Academy bus. You may be aware from local press news that Bright Bus, our current provider, will cease trading at the end of the academic year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for the service they have provided over recent years, I am sure you will agree this has been invaluable.
TM Travel will operate the service, with an unchanged route and schedule, this is outlined here. Whilst sourcing a provider of the service, we have worked with a number of companies in an attempt to keep costs for students and parents to a minimum and are pleased that the fares will be in line with local standard services. There is however, an increased cost to this service with the fare per student per journey increasing to £0.80, which was the best price we could secure.
Academy uniform must be purchased from our uniform supplier, Trutex. Orders can be placed online through the Trutex website using the Academy’s LEA code LEA00644SC.
Trutex will be holding four uniform selling events throughout the 2017/18 academic year. These will be held in the Sports Entrance from 2:45 to 5:30pm on the dates detailed below:
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