School Closure

Effective from Monday, 23 March 2020, the school is now closed until further notice, except by prior arrangement with a very limited number of children of critical worker parents. School work is regularly uploaded to Google Classroom for your child to complete. Guidance videos on how to access this can be viewed by clicking the red 'School Closure' button above, where there are also updates regarding school closure. We are keeping in touch via Google Classroom, our Facebook Page, our Twitter: @OutwoodNormanby, our Instagram: outwoodnormanby, and text.

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.

Why not come and visit, and see our fantastic students and staff at work? You are welcome any time.

Principal: Andrew Wappat NLE
Executive Principal: Mark Hassack NLE
SENCO: Elizabeth Mitchell (from Easter 2020)
*Careers Leader: Mark Robinson 01642 454577

Twitter @OutwoodNormanby

Latest News

  • Virtual School Tour for Year 6 - 9 May 2020

    We have recently produced this virtual school tour , during Covid-19 closure, to support our Year 6 families in the weeks ahead as we continue our attention towards Transition. Whilst it is likely that July’s Transition Week and Transition Evening wi


  • Year 6 Ordering Free Uniform for September - 5 May 2020

    Today we have published a letter to Year 6 parents regarding ordering the free uniform bundle for their sons/daughters ready for their starting with us in September. This is a change to our planned measuring season with Trutex during Transition week,


  • Launch of Battle of the Bands - 2 May 2020

    We are excited to be launching our latest 'Battle of the Bands' competition via the fantastic 'Times Tables Rock Stars', and online maths resource that all students have personalised access to. When they log on, they can complete challenges and task


  • Google Classroom Awards - 1 May 2020

    Each week during closure, withing 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 announcing each wi


  • Xbox access to Google Classroom - 29 April 2020

    Today we have recorded a video showing students how to access, complete and submit work through their Xbox, and it is a similar approach with the PS4. It is really simple. The video below explains in more detail how to Microsoft Edge to access the Xb


  • Ofqual Consultation Summer Exams - 21 April 2020

    21 April 2020 Dear Year 10 Student, Parent or Carer Ofqual Consultation on examinations - Year 10 Following my letter to you on 3 April 2020, I promised to keep you updated on Ofqual’s (the regulator for exams) decision regarding Year 10 examinat


  • Aldi joins FSM Edenred scheme - 21 April 2020

    We are delighted that Aldi has joined the Edenred supermarket voucher scheme, to add to the range available to our parents of students eligible for free school meals. This brings the list of supermarkets to Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco, Asda (also o


  • Edenred FSM Voucher Scheme - 17 April 2020

    Over the last few days of the Easter holiday, we have contacted all the parents of students eligible for free school meals, to request email addresses. This is because we need to move our FSM voucher system that was established after closure over to


  • Launch of #ClosurePledges - 9 April 2020

    We are launching #ClosurePledges here at Outwood Normanby! A different challenge or skill to master each week. Video clips and help for all students, staff (and maybe even parents!) Closure Pledge #2 which is due on Monday 13 April is to learn to jug


  • Over the Rainbows [For the NHS] - 4 April 2020

    During the last two weeks, during school closure, our Art department has asked students to share their 'Rainbows for the NHS'. They have been work hard at home, with pens, inks, paint and more to create some lovely tributes to a


‘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 VMG 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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