Reopening during Spring Term - from 8 March 2021
The school is now open to all students, following a staggered return to allow the administration of lateral flow tests in the week commencing Monday 8 March. Prior to this, the school was closed from January except for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, with the majority of students following a normal timetable from home via remote live lessons.
We are a newly named academy, tucked in the shadow of the Eston Hills in Middlesbrough. We are proud of our industrial heritage, and of the work of generations of local families, mining the hills and crafting steel to build Britain. Whilst times have changed, we are committed to ensuring our future generations of students acquire the skills, confidence and qualifications to ensure they can go out into the world and make a huge difference.
Outwood Academy Normanby opened on 1 September 2019, sponsored by Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT). The original Outwood Grange Academy in Wakefield founded the Trust to lead the improvement of other schools in the North East of England. The Trust currently sponsors a number of secondary and primaries in the region. Outwood Grange Academy has been a National Training school for over ten years, was accredited as one of the country’s first Teaching Schools. The established Outwood Institute of Education continues this work.
The predecessor Hillsview Academy was judged by Ofsted in July 2017 to require special measures, and later chose Outwood Grange Academies Trust as sponsor to lead the school from a category to outstanding in as short a time as possible. We are determined that the academy will rapidly transform and we have a proven record of supporting schools in this way. Within Redcar & Cleveland, Outwood Bydales upon joining the Trust went from special measures to outstanding in three years, and in 2018 was the top performing school in the North East for the progress children make from primary school, and for the % achieving grade 5+ in both English and Maths. We are determined to do the same at Outwood Normanby.
We look forward to being able to welcome you to visit the academy, when lockdown restrictions are removed.
When that day comes, why not come and visit, and see our fantastic students and staff at work?
You will be welcome any time.
Principal: Andrew Wappat NLE
Executive Principal: Mark Hassack NLE
SENDCO: Elizabeth Mitchell
Mental Wellbeing: George Williams
Careers Leader: Louise Ritchie
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“As vocabulary is reduced, so are the number of feelings you can express, the number of events you can describe, the number of the things you can identify. Man grows by language.” – Sheri S. Tepper