School Closure

The school has been partially closed until further notice for the majority of students, except by prior arrangement for vulnerable children and those of critical worker parents, and from Monday 15 June for small groups of Y10 students in prearranged 'bubbles' and from Thursday 2 July for prearranged one-to-one sessions with Y9. School work is regularly uploaded to Google Classroom for your child to complete, and receive feedback from teachers. Guidance videos on how to access this can be seen on the HOME LEARNING page of our website or 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 m.robinson@normanby.outwood.com 01642 454577

Twitter @OutwoodNormanby

Latest News

  • Blog Entry - 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

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  • 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).

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Leavers' Hoodies 2020 - 9 July 2020

    By popular request from our wonderful Year 11, we have arranged for our online 2020 Leavers’ Hoodie Shop to be reopened for a VERY limited time, until Monday 17 July 2020. Year 11 who ordered via the original online shop set up before lockdown (and

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  • Google Classroom Awards Videos - 4 July 2020

    Each week during closure, within 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 w

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  • Partial Reopening to Y9 - 2 July 2020

    We are pleased to be able to start to welcome Year 9 students back to the school from today, Thursday 2 July, for pre-arranged face-to-face sessions with teachers. We have been phoning parents to explain that whilst secondary schools continu

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  • Google Classroom Awards Videos - 26 June 2020

    Each week during closure, within 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 w

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  • Wonde free school meal vouchers expiry in July - 26 June 2020

    As parents and carers involved will be aware, at the very beginning of lockdown in late March we initially used a company called Wonde to issue free school meal vouchers via text. In late April the government announced its National Voucher Scheme, an

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  • Continued invitation to Y10 to return - 25 June 2020

    Today, after eight successful school days where Y10 have been returning to the academy for their face-to-face mentoring, we have written to parents of Y10 students who have yet to return, inviting them into school. We understand that when we sent ou

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‘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

Word of the Week

Spelling of the Week

Numeracy Word of the Week

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