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.