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2018 Summer Leavers

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


Calendar of Events

See below the latest listings. Click here to view the full Academy Calendar.

June 2019

  • 18 June – Transition Parents’ Information Evening
  • 25 June to 28 June – Year 6 Transition
  • 26 and 27 June – Year 8 Graduation Ceremonies

July 2019

  • 2 July – Key Stage 3 Awards Evening
  • 4 July – Year 11 Prom
  • 5 July – Year 11 Prom Breakfast
  • 8 July – Trutex Uniform Event
  • 12 July to 13 July – Year 8 Graduation Residential
  • 19 July – Praising Stars E1 Brunch

Summer Holiday: 22 July to 4 September 2019 (Year 7 only). The academy will reopen to all students on 5 September 2019.


2019 Summer Examination Timetable

Please find below a copy of the summer examination timetable for all students sitting exams in May and June 2019.


A Plea From Mrs Milroy

Please encourage your child to return any overdue books to the LRC as soon as possible so other students can enjoy reading them. Parents/carers of students whose books are significantly overdue can expect to receive a reminder text message. Should you have any issues in returning the book(s), please contact Mrs Milroy at the academy.


Woodthorpe Social Action Project

A group of current and former students have founded the ‘Woodthorpe Social Action Project’ at Woodthorpe Youth Club, an area profoundly affected by recent violent and knife crime incidents. See the article below for further details about the work the students have been undertaking to bring about a positive change in the area.

Details about the BBQ and launch event will be shared shortly.


Upcoming Events

The examination period extends from Monday, 13 May to Tuesday, 18 June 2019. A copy of the full examination timetable can be found below.

Year 6 Transition

Important information about Year 6 Transition can be found here.

Year 8 Graduation

Parents/carers will shortly be receiving their invite to their child’s graduation ceremony. A reminder ceremonies will be taking place on Wednesday, 26 June or Thursday, 27 June 2019 at 9am and 1pm. The timing of your child’s ceremony is determined by the primary school they attended.

Years 7 & 8 Awards Evening

Nominees will shortly be receiving their invite to this prestigious formal ceremony celebrating the success of our Year 7 and 8 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, starting in 2020.

Click the links below to view the latest information about next year’s trips to FC Barcelona and Paris.


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.


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: