About Us

Christmas Hamper Appeal

Could you help us put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas?
In these challenging times when families struggle to make ends meet we are aiming to support members of the community who have encountered financial difficulty or other negative consequences due to the ongoing pandemic.
We’d like to make Christmas 2020 as hope and joy filled as possible so we are asking for your help and donations of the following non-perishable food items which can be brought into school from Monday 16 November 2020:

Examples of non-perishable foods:
• Tea
• Coffee
• Sugar
• Tinned foods: beans, peas, soup, sweetcorn, carrots, tuna etc
• Tinned Fruit eg. fruit cocktail/ Tinned Vegetables
• Mince pies
• Christmas cake
• Noodles
• Pasta
• Rice
• Cereals
• Cooking sauces
• Biscuits
• Sweets
• Crisps etc…

Thank you!


Make Your Mark

Now is your chance to Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark is an opportunity for 11-18 year olds across the UK to have their say and begin their democratic journey by voting on the policies they want to introduce or change.

The issues you vote as the most important will be debated by Members of Youth Parliament. They will campaign to influence the UK Parliament and their local representatives, ensuring that the views of young people are listened to by decision makers.

This is your opportunity to influence decision makers who can make a real difference on the issues that matter to you. Make Your Mark is one of the most important and influential ways young people can take part in a democratic process.

You have until 30th November to cast your vote!

Make Your Mark is British Youth Council campaign, supported by the UK Parliament.

Voting is easy! Just follow this link


Music Tuition 2020-21

Please complete the below Google Form if you wish your child to access Music Tuition in 2020-21.

Google Form


Hegarty Maths

Hegarty maths is the online platform used for Maths homework for year 8 -11. Your child will be set and expected to complete at least one task per week. This will be set on a Thursday and due the following Tuesday morning. Open the tab below to download and then click on the links in the document


Year 7 Sparx Maths

Sparx maths is the online platform used for Maths homework for Year 7. Your child will be set and expected to complete at least the compulsory tasks per week. All tasks are personalised and will be set on a Thursday and due the following Tuesday morning. For more information please see https://www.city.outwood.com/maths


Italy Ski Trip - Places Available

We now have a small number of places available on the Bormio-Italy Ski Trip scheduled for Easter 2022. If you would like to book your child onto the trip please ask your child to see Mr Colliver in school and a payment plan can be arranged.

For more information please visit https://www.city.outwood.com/italy-skiing-trip-2022

Calendar of Events

Click here to view the full Academy Calendar.


Good News Stories

Find out what Outwood Academy City students have been doing in their own time on our new ‘Good News Stories’ web page.

If you have a good news story to share with us, contact Mr Colliver with the details by email to J.Colliver@city.outwood.com.


Student Voice


New online e-Payments system for School Meals and other School Purchases

Outwood Academy City is pleased to announce that we will be introducing iPay impact online payments to eliminate the need for your child to carry cash to school for school meals, trips and school shop items. We will be transferring to the new payment system week commencing 19th October 20 and this will replace the current system Biostore

Please note that from 20th October 20 there will be no facilities within school to accept cash payments for school meals or trips.

Please click on the link below for more information. A letter with specific account information will be issued week commencing 5th October 20

Key information

  • Letters with account activation details will be sent out week commencing – 5th October 20
  • Funds can be added to accounts from 5th October but not accessed until the system goes live on 20th October 20
  • Last date for adding funds to Squid accounts in 16th October 20
  • Outstanding Squid balances will be added to Ipay account on the afternoon of the 19th October 20

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Academy Open to YEAR 7 ONLY

Thursday 3rd September 2020
Academy Open to ALL STUDENTS

Letters To Parents

See below the latest letters. Click here to view all letters issued this and previous academic years.


Sheffield Parent Carer Forum Newsletter

The Forum is an independent, parent-led organisation established to bring together parents/carers of children with disabilities and/or special educational needs from across the city to support, share information and influence policy. The twice yearly produced newsletters are available from the Forum’s website. Click here for more information. Alternatively, a limited number of paper copies are available from Visitor Reception.


Programme of International Visits

In February 2019, the academy launched its Programme of International Visits which have been made available to students to provide them with the opportunity to engage in rich cultural and sporting experiences. Subject to interest, two international visits will be offered each academic year and take place during the Easter holidays, now starting in 2022.

We am very happy to inform you that plans are well underway for our upcoming Skiing tour to Italy. The trip is now going ahead during the Easter holidays 2022. Thank you to all parents and carers for your understanding during these unprecedented times and unanimously agreeing to defer the international tour to the Easter holidays 2022.

Click the links below to view the latest information on all our forthcoming trips.


National School Breakfast Programme

The academy is proud to be part of the National School Breakfast programme; offering all students a free breakfast every school day from 7:30am in the Dining Room. Students can 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.


The Red Box Project

Founded on the principle belief that all young people deserve equal access to education and that access to period products is essential to this, The Red Box Project was established.

Focused on tackling period poverty by providing young people with sanitary products, the academy is proud to be part of the organisation’s work through making products available to its students, as well as being a donation collection point.

More information about the project can be found here.

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.


Private Fostering

It is a legal requirement for a parent/carer to inform the local authority if they are in a private fostering arrangement so they know the child is safe. Private fostering is when a child or young person is looked after for more than 28 days by someone who is not their parent, legal guardian or close relative.

To find out about the support available to private foster carers and why you must let the local authority know of the arrangements, contact the Connected Persons Team: