School Closure

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.

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

Letters to Parents

Twitter @OutwoodNormanby

Latest News

  • 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


  • Free school meal e-vouchers over Easter - 31 March 2020

    We have made the decision to also provide e-Vouchers for each week of the two week Easter holiday, in addition to those issued during the normal term time, which we started on Monday 31 March. At the moment, we expect this addition to be at the scho


  • Spanish Speaking Exam (Y11) - Tuesday 11 February

    Students in Y11 following GCSE Spanish have a Speaking Exam on Tuesday 11 February. Parental support in encouraging practise and preparation, and understanding the demands is greatly appreciated. Details about what happens during the exam and expecta


  • Recruiting Safeguarding Officer and SENDCo - Deadline 7 February

    Want to work with our fantastic students and staff in a supportive local community, and develop your career in our family of schools? We are recruiting two positions to support our young people and ensure they can flourish and achieve what they are c


  • Trutex Uniform Events - 13 February & 1 June 2020

    We have arranged further Uniform Events in school with our supplier Trutex, where you can come into the academy and order additional uniform to be delivered to your home. This occasion also gives the opportunity for your child to try items on for siz


  • Start of Spring Term - 6 January 2020

    We are looking forward to welcoming students and staff back to the academy on the first day of the spring term, Monday 6 January by 8.20am prompt at the latest. We are grateful to parents in their strong support ensuring excellent student attenda...


  • Advance Notice - PS1 Parents' Evening - Wednesday 6 November 6-8pm

    Important date for diaries: Our first Parents’ Evening is on Wednesday 6 November 6.00pm – 8.00pm (for Year 7-10) and 5.30pm – 8.00pm (for Y11, due to a Y11 Hegarty Maths event at 5.00pm). Praising Stars 1 reports for all students are being posted ho


  • Sixth Form Consultation - 21 October to 25 November

    Outwood Grange Academies Trust Board, and the Academy Council at Outwood Academy Normanby, are seeking your views on a proposal to close the Sixth Form at Outwood Academy Normanby. The proposal is that the Sixth Form is closed on the 31 August 2020.


  • Year 6 Open Day and Evening - Wednesday 11 September

    We were delighted to invite Year 6 parents and students to visit the school on Wednesday 11 September. The Open Evening ran from 6.00pm - 8.00pm, beginning with a song by Lucy Smurthwaite Y11, and presentations by Owen Dales Y8 and Charlotte Crane Y1


  • End of Term Newsletter - 19 July 2019

    As a busy term draws to an end, I wanted to write to you all following my start at Hillsview Academy for two reasons. Firstly to thank you for your obvious support with regard to the changes we are already implementing to accelerate improvements at t


‘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

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Numeracy Word of the Week

Career Word of the Week