1 – Regularly attend an enrichment activity
2 – Represent the Academy in a sporting, cultural or academic event
3 – Take part in an outward bound residential programme
4 – Attend a national sporting, academic or cultural event
5 – Take part in an Academy production or event
6 – Take part in a formal presentation to an audience
7 – Be actively involved in an international experience
8 – Be actively involved in a community experience
9 – Participate in a fundraising event in the Academy
10 – Help with the sustainability of the Academy

The Academy’s pledges initiative ensures that students understand the value of extra-curricular involvement within and outside of the Academy. Through meeting the ten pledges, that range from attending enrichment activities to organising fundraising events, students gain confidence and valuable life experiences that will help to prepare them for life beyond Outwood Academy City.

Pledges encourage students to be actively involved in the wider school community and to realise that their experiences at school stretch beyond than the classroom. By promoting independence and teamwork, students can apply new skills and gain confidence all aspects of their lives. Whether it’s representing the Academy on stage, on the field or on excursions, pledges encourage our students to get involved, make new friends and take pride in themselves and all they do.

Our extra music lessons, revision clubs, theatre trips, library activities and visits to colleges and universities support and enhance our students’ academic achievements. They also get to show their entrepreneurial skills by being actively involved in many fundraising events, both national, such as Children In Need, and local events such as the Macmillian Community Coffee morning held at the Academy. International experiences include trips to Lesotho and Spain, amongst others.