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

Sir Michael Wilkins - Chief Executive

Focus on Geography

Fieldwork is widely regarded as an essential component of geography education and at Outwood Academy Adwick the geography department wants to ensure all students experience the joy of deep learning that field work brings. Learning outside the classroom has become an integral part of the geography curriculum in Year 7 and 8 ensuring our students develop practical skills to accompany the knowledge learnt in class. Over 400 students participated in fieldwork during the 2014 summer term, with many Twitter updates from students sharing their success and enjoyment with the wider community; so much so our commitment to this form of learning was noticed by The Geographical Association.

During the summer term all Year 7and 8 students participated in fieldwork in the local environment including traffic surveys, ecological studies, field techniques and urban landscapes. All students studying for GCSE Geography (Years 9, 10 and 11) participated in a trip to the Holderness coast as part of their geographical investigation into the effect of geology on the coastal geomorphology.


Students at Flamborough Head completing beach and slope surveys.


Students at Mappleton carrying out sediment analysis.


Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Outwood Academy Adwick we make sure our students are aware of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe.

We are committed to improving E-Safety not only in school but at home as well.

Visit our E-Safety page: click here

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday 27th November 2014 – PE Sports Celebration Evening

GCSE Exam Results 2014

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.”

Latest News

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    Adwick's Got Talent

    The Performing Arts department, in conjunction with PC High, were delighted to present Adwick’s Got Talent on 4th November 2014.


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    Children in Need

    We are hoping to raise a considerable sum for Children in Need and are also committed to all our students believing it is cool to be kind.


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    At October half term thirty four students went on the first ever Academy trip to Barcelona organised by the Modern Foreign Languages Department.


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    Climbing for Success - Boosting practical scores in GCSE PE.

    Thirty four dedicated PE students demonstrated their commitment to maximising their practical scores by kick starting their half term break on a three day outward bound residential at High Adventure in Keighley. The weekend consisted of two activi...


Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)

For schools and educational settings committed to investing in parents and carers for the achievement of pupils

How has the LPPA helped Outwood Academy Adwick?

“The LPPA process has helped us focus on identifying the fundamental areas of staff and teacher relationships that need a change at a whole school level. This focus has then let us plan, both strategically and practically, to improve how the school meets parents’ needs so they in turn help their children’s learning. This, linked with our new mentoring systems, has led to a significant rise in standards across the school over the period.”