Reopening during Spring Term - from 8 March 2021

The school is now open to all students, following a staggered return to allow the administration of lateral flow tests in the week commencing Monday 8 March. Prior to this, the school was closed from January except for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, with the majority of students following a normal timetable from home via remote live lessons.

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

  • Summer Term Welcome and Reminders

    We are looking forward to welcoming back all students on Monday 12 April after the Easter holidays. Here are a few reminders to make sure we return safely.


  • Farewell and Best Wishes to Dr Robinson

    Tomorrow we will be saying an extremely fond farewell to our Vice Principal Dr Mark Robinson, who after Easter moves across Teesside to take up a thoroughly deserved promoted position as Head of School at Outwood Bishopsgarth.


  • Information to all parents - 25 March 2021

    Today, Thursday 25 March, we have texted the parents and carers of a very small number of Year 10 to inform them that a Year 10 student has tested positive for Covid-19, and have sent them home to self-isolate. Families will appreciate we are una


  • Covid-19 Home Testing for Students

    Thank you to parents and carers who have provided consent for their children to access Covid-19 testing at the academy. The in school testing process has been completed and now we will be providing home testing kits to students.


  • Covid-19 School Infection Survey

    Outwood Academy Normanby is taking part in a study (SIS) to monitor infection and transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in a sample of primary and secondary schools.


  • Free School Meals for week beginning 8 March 2021

    We are looking forward to welcoming students back into the academy from Monday 8 March. Lunch provision in school will resume for all students on their return with a selection of hot and cold meals at lunchtime.


  • Covid-19 Testing for Students

    Thank you to parents and carers who have provided consent for their children to access Covid-19 testing at the academy. All students (with consent) will be offered three Lateral Flow Tests from 4 March 2021.


  • Welcome Year 6 to Outwood Academy Normanby - 1 March 2021

    As National Offer Day arrives, we are delighted to welcome Year 6 students offered a place by the Local Authority Admissions Team to Outwood Academy Normanby from September 2021. We would like to take the opportunity to wish parents and children a wa


  • Students Return to School from 8 March and Covid Testing Information

    We are delighted to be writing to you with information about how we will be reopening Outwood Academy Normanby from Monday 8 March and to share information about Covid testing for students to make our return as safe as possible for all.


  • School Reopening from 8 March 2021

    Following the Prime Minister’s announcement today, we can confirm that the school will reopen to all students from Monday, 8 March 2021 Over the next two weeks, we will continue to deliver on-site provision for the children of critical workers and f


‘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

Word of the Week

Spelling of the Week

Numeracy Word of the Week

Career Word of the Week