Summer Holidays

We have now closed fully for the summer holidays, unlike the Easter and half-term breaks where we remained open for key worker and vulnerable children. Reception is closed and is not staffed during the vacation. Our email address will he checked remotely at times during the summer, as will any direct messages to our Facebook page, but please note there is likely to be a delay of several days. Any letters giving further details about September opening will be texted to parents with links, and also uploaded to our website here: We wish our entire school and local community a restful summer.

Letters to Parents

About Us

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
SENCO: Elizabeth Mitchell
Mental Wellbeing: George Williams
*Careers Leader: Mark Robinson
[ 01642 454577]

Twitter @OutwoodNormanby

Latest News

  • Year 6 > Year 7 Uniform Exchange - 31 July 2020

    Just a reminder that where the free uniform does not fit, (usually due to growth spurts since measuring!) it is the exchange day today, Friday 31 July. We have Trutex on hand with lots of spare stock, so that Year 6 parents can bring back any items t


  • Year 6 > Year 7 Uniform Collection - 30 July 2020

    Thank you to Year 6 parents collecting our free uniform bundles today, Thursday 30 July. We are grateful to you adhering to the timeslots given


  • Building Refurbishments - 29 July 2020

    We are pleased to let everyone know about the progress being made towards some refurbishment works going on within the academy over the summer break. In particular, the downstairs boys' and girls' toilet blocks are being stripped out completely, with


  • Google Classroom Awards Videos - 18 July 2020

    Each week during closure, within subjects and departments, our teachers chose one student each who had made the most effort, or had completed a particularly inspiring piece of work, within their subjects. The big reveal was each Friday, with videos a


  • Year 11: Goodbye, but see you soon - 17 July 2020

    Goodbye, but see you soon! Well here we are. It is the end of a term like no other. And you have been, and it has been, a Year 11 like no other. As we enter the holidays, I wanted to write to say ‘goodbye’, but ‘see you soon’ too. More of that below


  • Launch of Tees Valley Careers - 16 July 2020 has been entirely redeveloped in response to the coronavirus pandemic to create a new look and feel that is more accessible for students and their parents, offering the best advice possible to help them find a new job or trainin


  • Google Classroom Awards Videos - 12 July 2020

    Each week during closure, within subjects and departments, our teachers choose one student who has made the most effort, or has completed a particularly inspiring piece of work, within their subjects. The big reveal is each Friday, with videos announ


  • Compulsory RSE & Health Education from September - 11 July 2020

    The Department for Education (DfE) is introducing compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary pupils from September 2020. Also, from September 2020 it will be compulsory for all schools to teach Health Education (HE).


  • Year 11 FSM summer vouchers - 9 July 2020

    Following our earlier letter on the 26 June regarding free school meal vouchers, we are delighted to report that the Government has reviewed its position regarding free school meal supermarket vouchers for eligible students in Year 11 and has confi


  • Urgent Redcar & Cleveland Travel Survey - 9 July 2020

    Today we are texting parents to ask for their urgent help, as we work closely with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council on a range of planning matters ahead of the reopening of schools in September. In order to help our colleagues within the Local Aut


‘Word of the Week’ will form part of the Academy’s ongoing strategy to improve students’ literacy. Students are being taught the importance of language and the need for a good vocabulary, both for their school work and as an essential life skill. There will be an Academy WOW each week, displayed around school and on the website, and its use will be reinforced by tutors and in school assemblies. The word is designed to make students confident in their use of a range of complex words and their meanings, in a drive to improve student articulacy to even higher levels.

“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

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