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.
12 March – Year 9 Enterprise Day
20 March – 6:00 to 7:00pm – Year 11 Core Subject Evening
21 March – 2:45 to 5:30pm – Trutex Uniform Selling Event
27 March 6:00 to 8:00pm – Key Stage 4 Awards Evening
Easter Holiday: 30 March to 13 April 2018
Further details to follow shortly about Year 10 and 11 holiday revision sessions.
17 April – 4:00 to 7:00pm – Praising Stars 4 Parents’ Evening
25 April – Meningitis Catch-Up Vaccinations
7 May – the academy will be closed to students for the Bank holiday
May Half Term Holiday: 28 May to 1 June 2018
Parents, carers and Year 11 students are invited to join the Heads of Maths, English, Science, members of the Senior Leadership Team and Mrs Tapper, Year 11 Learning Manager from 5:30pm for an information evening. Presentations delivered by the Heads of Department will outline what students can expect in the remaining period of study before time will be given to discuss any concerns with the members of staff present. Important revision materials will also be distributed on the evening.
Pie and peas will be served from 5:30pm before the presentations start at 6pm in the Main Hall. Please return reply slips to the Student Information Desk by Tuesday, 13 March. A copy of the letter can be found under the Letters To Parents section.
Please see below a copy of the mock exam timetable. A reminder that exams will take place weeks commencing 19 and 26 March 2018. All queries about exams should be directed to the Data & Exams Office by email to: email@example.com.
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:
Under the Children Act 1989, there is a legal requirement for local authorities to be notified of any private fostering arrangements. Children’s Social Care has a duty to undertake assessments and checks, and to provide support and advice to the child and to the private foster carer. In Sheffield, private fostering work is undertaken by the Families, Adopters and Carers Team (FACT), in Children’s Specialist Services.
The Advisory Service can be contacted on 0114 205 3535. Children’s Social Care can be contacted on 0114 273 4855.
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