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2018 Summer Leavers

Exam certificates for 2018 Summer Leavers are available to collect from Visitor Reception.

Calendar of Events

December 2018

  • 14 December – Christmas Jumper Day
  • 18 December – Community Christmas Lunch
  • 21 December – Key Stage 3 Christmas Disco

Christmas Holidays: 24 December 2018 to 4 January 2019

January 2019

  • 7 January – the academy reopens to students
  • 15 January – Praising Stars Parents’ Evening (all year groups)
  • 23 January – Years 8 & 9 Girls’ HPV Vaccinations
  • 23 January – Parent Voice Meeting

Upcoming Events

Christmas Jumper Day

  • On Friday, 14 December 2018, students and staff are encouraged to wear their Christmas jumpers in aid of Save the Children. Students must wear full academy uniform with their Christmas jumper underneath the blazer. £1 donations will be collected on the gate at the start of the day. Christmas Jumper Day is a nationally recognised fundraising event. Further information can be found here.

Community Christmas Lunch

  • 18 December 2018

Key Stage 3 Christmas Disco

  • 21 December 2018 from 4:30pm to 6:15pm. A copy of the letter to parents/carers can be found here.


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.

There will be a number of uniform selling events taking place at the academy throughout the year. Dates can be found on the Calendar of Events. The events will take place in the CLC building, adjacent to the Visitor Car Park, starting at 2:45pm until 5pm.

Warehouse Closure

Trutex will be closing their warehouse for a full stock take week commencing 26 November. The cut off for orders dispatched prior to this will be 5pm on Thursday, 22 November. Following this, new orders will be processed Monday, 3 December. The Customer Service Team will continue to process orders throughout the stock take. Order confirmations will be sent out following the conclusion of the stock take.

Launch of the National School Breakfast Programme

From Monday, 7 January 2019 a free school breakfast will be available to all our students from 7:30am in the Dining Room. Students will be able to choose from:

  • Cereals – Cornflakes, Rice Krispies, Shreddies and Cheerios
  • Hot Bagels – with a choice of toppings
  • Porridge – with a choice of toppings

Having a healthy breakfast sets you up for the day and helps you to concentrate

The right fuel for learning, every day

Christmas Hamper Appeal

The Christmas Hamper Appeal has run with great success over the past six years with hundreds of well-stocked parcels being delivered to families, vulnerable and elderly residents in our local community. Our partners, The Link and Woodhouse Salvation Army, ensure the hampers are distributed to those less fortunate; bringing some much needed Christmas cheer.

Last year, Mrs Milroy and the Student Council packaged 60 hampers. This year our target is 100! We appreciate, at a time when budgets for so many are stretched, the generosity and kindness shown in the smallest of donation.

A list of the much needed items can be found below. Donations can be dropped off at the academy. Alternatively, please contact Mrs Milroy on 0114 235 8120 or by email to enquiries@city.outwood.com and we can arrange for donations to be collected.


Christmas Numeracy Treasure Hunt

Following its success last year, starting week commencing 10 December, students are invited to take part in a numeracy themed treasure hunt, raising money and awareness of the NSPCC; an incredible charity that unfortunately receives its highest call volume during the festive period.

Treasure hunt quiz cards can be purchased from Maths teachers and are priced at 50p each. Select teaching and support staff will be wearing clues attached to their lanyards. Students must ask staff for their clue to work out their lucky number. The winner, with all correct answers, will be drawn at random before the Christmas holiday and receive a gift card.

Get involved; talk about numeracy and raise money for the NSPCC Christmas appeal! Let’s see if we can beat last year’s total of £96!


Students in Years 7 and 8 are invited to take part in a research project, led by the University of Sheffield. The aim of the project is to find out how best to help young people look after their teeth and prevent tooth decay.

It will involve students completing approximately six questionnaires over a three year period and allowing a dentist, who will visit the academy, to complete a dental assessment three times over the three year period. Parents/Carers will also be asked to complete some simple questionnaires, if they want to.

Students who consent and are selected to participate in the project will receive up to £15 in shopping vouchers.

A copy of the student assembly, delivered on 10 December 2018, and the letter to parents can be found below. Consent forms have been issued to students. Should you have any questions about the project, please contact Mr Colliver at the academy.

Information About Private Fostering

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.

Please see the fact sheet below for further information.

Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child's school.