Monday 1st September 2014

This is an Inset Training Day and the Academy is closed to all students.

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

The Academy is open to Year 7 and 6th Form students only.
Year 7 should arrive for 8.15am
6th Form students should arrive for 10.25am

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The Academy opens to all students – lessons start at 8.25am.

The event will be held in the main Academy Hall – please use the student entrance on Windmill Balk Lane. There will be no access via the Visitor Entrance.

Year 6 Uniform Collection Date:

Tuesday 26th August 2014 10am – 3pm

The collection of portraits that stare out at you as you pass the gallery at OAA, are all the work of our extremely creative Year 12 students. They started the project, ‘Identity’ in January and were given a brief to produce a piece of work for the mental health charity, Mind. The brief asked students to look at themselves, their attitudes, beliefs and personal history in order to create a thought provoking piece of contemporary art. It was important that the students considered themselves and their individual past experiences. We asked students to reflect upon the following questions: What makes up our identity? What prejudices do we have? Are our opinions influences by stereotypes? Do our thoughts about who we are affect our behaviour? What makes us individual?

Students began by researching a range of historical and contemporary art to investigate what artists had done and are doing with the theme of ‘Identity’. They investigated how artists communicate who they are as people through the use of visual language, media and techniques. Some artists appealed directly to the students who felt a kinship in terms of spiritual and cultural concerns. Others were inspired by artists whose work addressed issues of a more social and moral nature.

When they were suitably inspired, the Year 12 students started developing visual ideas in their sketchbooks which led up to a final outcome and as you can see, their work confronts and challenges the viewer.

Laura Mee produced her large scale portrait from collage cuttings regarding bullying issues while Kiera Shawcroft created a highly accomplished pencil study that explores themes of insecurity and hidden feelings. Jamie Groom adopted a realist approach in his self-portrait that forces the viewer to decipher the expression in his face.

The students should be commended on their reserves of resilience, communication and most of all, creativity.

About Us

“The whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”

Sir Michael Wilkins - Academy Principal and Chief Executive

Outwood Academy Adwick is once again delighted for their students as they achieve excellent results at GCSE.

“Sir Michael Wilkins, Academy Principal and Chief Executive of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, said he is delighted with the leadership of the Executive Principal, Martyn Oliver and the Principal, Carolyn Blundell as students once again achieve excellent results. We are proud of our students and the support given by their parents/carers, all of the staff at the academy and the governors”.

Carolyn Blundell, Principal, said “These are fabulous results for our students and I want to thank them, their parents/carers and all of the staff at the academy. I am delighted that 59% of students achieved the very difficult new performance measure of 5+ A*-C including GCSE English, maths and now a further GCSE with only a maximum of two vocational results counting in the measure. These results reflect the hard work of everyone involved and I wish all of our students every success in the future.”

Outwood Academy Adwick is once again delighted for their students as they achieve record results at Post 16.

“Sir Michael Wilkins, Chief Executive of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, said he is delighted with the leadership of the Executive Principal, Martyn Oliver and the Principal, Carolyn Blundell as students once again achieve record results. We are proud of our students and the support given by their parents/carers, all of the staff at the academy and the governors”.

Carolyn Blundell, Principal, said “These are marvellous results for our students and I want to thank them, their parents/carers and all of the staff, particularly our Post 16 staff, at the academy for achieving these results. I am delighted that we have a 100% pass rate at A Level and our students will now go on to universities, further training and employment across the region. I wish them all every success in the future”.

Notable results include:

  • Alice Montgomery who achieved an A in Maths and Chemistry, a B in Biology and a C in Further Maths who will go on to read Biochemistry at the University of Nottingham;
  • Josh Hudson who achieved an A in Maths and Physics and a B in Chemistry who will go on to read Business and Economics at the University of Manchester;
  • Kristian Whinfrey who achieved an A in Maths and Biology and B grades in Chemistry and Physics who will go on to study Mechatronics and Robotics at the University of Leeds;
  • Megan Ormston who achieved Distinction* grades in every subject she studied – Health & Social Care, Public Services and Applied Science and will now go on to study Occupational Therapy at Sheffield Hallam University.

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    On Thursday 3rd July Outwood Academy Adwick opened the doors of its maths department to over one hundred and fifty Year 5 children from all of its primary pyramid. The students were invited to have lunch in the restaurant where they experienced lunch time in a secondary school. They were then whisked off to the maths department to participate in a carousel of mathematical activities including an investigation into the leap frog problem, maths Jenga and a Braille task. The event concluded with an interactive performance from the famous Mathmagician Andrew Jefferies. As part of the Year 5 maths taster sessions on the 3rd July 2014, we asked all students to produce a tessellation picture – and we are happy to announce the winners as Owston Park Primary School, who received maths puzzles for their hard work. All the children enjoyed their day and staff feedback was positive. Many of the children even asked when they could come back, and we look forward to hearing about them in Year 6 and welcoming them into Year 7 in September 2015.

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