Update for Week Commencing 19th October 2020
Due to ongoing concerns linked to COVID-19 and that Doncaster is now categorised as being on high level alert, the Academy will remain closed to Year 8 students for week commencing 19th October 2020. Year 8 students have access to an online provision and should parents or carers have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact us. All other students should attend the Academy normally and we continue to work hard to provide the best experience we can.
Outwood Academy Adwick are proud to share that they raised £286.87 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Almost 100 students participated in the Year 8 Graduation Kingswood residential.
The new Year 9's in their first few weeks of GCSE Geography have been developing their knowledge of ecosystems and they all went on an on site field trip to visit the schools very own trio of ponds.
During the last week of term, all new Year 8 groups have been out of their classrooms doing on school site fieldwork and completing their own geographical enquiries based on a traffic survey.
Year 7 Flu Vaccinations – 25th November 2020
From September 2020 the meal pries will be increased, the meal of the day will be £2.55.
To check if your child meets the Free School Meal criteria, please use the following link – Doncaster Free School Meals
If you are already in receipt of Free School Meals you do not need to complete the online form.
Outwood Academy Adwick 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 12th October 2020 and this will replace the current system ScoPay.
We have watched with great sadness the news coverage of the funeral of George Floyd against the backdrop of other news stories related to the outrage this tragic event has caused.
This incident has given a voice and an outlet to a valuable cause and must be a driver for real change.
As a Trust, we have been moved by and inspired by many comments, posts and stories. In our academies we enjoy hearing the many supportive and positive comments made by young people towards others.
However, there are times when those comments are negative, not positive, and simply are not acceptable, inappropriate and often misjudged.
The awareness to the issue of racism brought by the Black Lives Matter movement in recent years and particularly following the death of George Floyd can only be a good thing. Education can and must support this important cause as it provides an opportunity to learn about, discuss and examine the different experiences people have gone through, and to challenge and change attitudes.
As such we support this cause and will be dedicating some of our valuable home learning time to raise this important issue.
We would like to acknowledge and add our support to the work of Black Lives Matters, Stand Up to Racism and Kick It Out (Tackling Racism and Discrimination in Football).
As the Outwood Family, we believe every student matters and we will not tolerate any behaviour which is prejudicial, discriminatory or offensive. We will continue to work hard to change attitudes and educate our students, our staff and the wider communities we serve, so that we can help shape a well-rounded, tolerant society comprising respectful citizens equipped to play their part and make a positive contributions to their community.
Wednesday 25th November 2020
Year 7 Flu Vaccinations
Monday 4th January 2021
INSET Day – Academy closed to students
Aerosols can be very dangerous especially in confined spaces such as changing rooms or classrooms, especially for students and adults with breathing conditions such as asthma. Aerosols should not be in the academy for the safety and comfort of the academy community. If aerosols are seen in the academy they will be removed in the interest of everyone’s safety.
GCSE and A Level certificates can now be collected from the Academy.
Outwood Academy Adwick staff, students and their families are again celebrating fantastic A-Level and vocational exam results. A high proportion have secured the top grades with 27% of entries achieving A*-A in A-levels and equivalents, and 61% achieving A* –D.
All staff are incredibly proud of these outcomes and it is testament to the hard work of students and staff, and it is also an important time to thank parents and carers for their support this year.
These results have enabled students to access their future education and career aspirations, with students securing places at Russell Group universities and preparing to begin studying degrees in subjects such as Physics with Space Science, International Relationships and Politics, Equine Science, Primary Education and a student who has a gained a place with Manchester City Football Club in a coaching role.
Whilst each and every student has their personal success story, notable achievements include;
We wish all of our students our best wishes and look forward to hearing of their future successes.
Staff, students and proud families at Outwood Academy Adwick are celebrating following the great achievements from this year’s GCSE results. 62% of students attained passes in both English and maths.
English has been a significant highlight with 79% of students achieving a Grade 4 and 64% a Grade 5, with 12 Grade 9’s awarded.
These results are testament to the hard work of students and the support and guidance from staff throughout the year. Science results on average are a whole grade higher than the previous year and Art results are amongst the best nationally.
Significant high performances include;
These outcomes are not possible without the dedication and support from academy staff, parents and carers, to which we are extremely grateful.
Students arriving late / leaving during the academy day
From Monday 15th July 2019, if your child arrives on site after 8.45am, they will be required to sign in at the visitor entrance on Tenter Balk Lane. The student entrance off Windmill Balk Lane will not be in use between the hours of 8.45am and 2.30pm. If your child is leaving site during these hours, please collect them via the visitor entrance.