Start of Spring Term - Monday 6 January by 8.20am prompt

We are looking forward to welcoming students and staff back to the academy on the first day of the new Spring term, Monday 6 January by 8.20am prompt at the latest. We are grateful to parents in their strong support ensuring excellent student attendance and punctuality, it makes a huge difference to success at school. All term dates can be found here:

About Us

Outwood Academy Normanby officially opened on the 1 September 2019, replacing the predecessor Hillsview Academy. This new website was set up last term to provide key information to parents during June and July 2019, to help with the changeover. Over the coming weeks the website will have additional pages and information added.

Our innovative vertical curriculum centres on three-year GCSEs, allowing students to take control of their own learning. The most capable and ambitious can benefit from fast-track opportunities and workshops to accelerate their progress, whilst others enjoy the time they need to succeed via an extended study timescale. Valuing vocational, practical, creative and academic ability equally, we ensure that no child is ever left behind.

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: To be appointed
Careers Leader: Mark Robinson 01642 454577

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Latest News

  • 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


  • Sports Day - 19 July 2019

    We had a fantastic day at Middlesbrough Sports Village on Thursday, for our annual Sports Day. A different theme this year, to reflect our move recently to Vertical Mentor Groups (VMGs). Students competed as Countries themed around our four Continent


  • Y6 Transition Week - Monday 15 to Friday 19 July 2019

    We are delighted to welcome Year 6 to the academy starting on Monday 15 July at 8.25am prompt. Students will start in the Main Hall where they will meet the Principal, Mr Wappat and other key members of staff who will be supporting during the week, a


  • Y11 NCS National Citizen Service 2019 Wave 1 - July 2019

    Our Y11 students in Wave 1 of the NCS National Citizen Service teams from Redcar & Cleveland are working hard at the start of their summer, after a Residential at Lake Coniston in the Lake District, during the second week of July. They are now back o


  • Vertical Mentor Groups Launch Assemblies - 5 July 2019

    On Friday Ms McDonnell, Assistant Principal and Mr Wappat held assemblies for all year groups to explain our move to new Vertical Mentor Groups, ahead of students finding out about their new country and mentor during the afternoon tutor period. On Mo


  • Online Uniform Ordering Launch - 5 July 2019

    We are pleased to share the new Trutex uniform ordering website for Outwood Academy Normanby, which is now live. Parents can register an account by visiting and using our academy code of LEA00927SC and then can place an order for addit


‘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

Career Word of the Week