Whilst we know our Year 6 children and families would rather have visited us in person, that unfortunately has not been possible due to Covid-19 restrictions. We hope that many of you have enjoyed meeting with Miss Gibson, our Associate Assistant Principal in charge of Transition, who has visited Year 6 classes in the majority of our partner primary schools, but there is nothing like visiting us in person! Last year at this time, many families took up the opportunity to visit us during the school day, to see us all ‘at work’ on a typical school day, as well as coming along to the Open Evening. We were delighted when we received the highest number of applications in the school’s history, such that current Year 7 is full, and there were appeals!
We hope this webpage with videos and information proves helpful in deciding whether you’d like to apply for a place at Outwood Academy Normanby for September 2021 in Year 7. We are all learning new technologies, but I hope what you see gives a realistic impression of the people who work here, and a little of what it is like to join our school community.
Another brilliant way to see what sort of things are going on at school is to subscribe to our social media accounts, depending on your preference. We post daily information for parents, news, praise and much more. It can really give a flavour about what we are up to! Our Twitter account is @OutwoodNormaby, our Facebook is Outwood Academy Normanby and our Instagram is outwoodnormanby Do follow or join if you can.
We developed our own YouTube Channel during lockdown from March-July, where in particular we posted fun and imaginative rewards videos for students who’d particularly impressed each week in our virtual Google classrooms. Our Heads of Department recorded some cracking ones! You can explore all our videos on the YouTube Channel here and we’ve put a few at the bottom of this page to raise a smile!
We would be very grateful if parents and carers could complete an Online Survey to give us some feedback on our Open Event to share some details of your current thinking about a school place, and also give a chance to ask any questions you’d like answering. We will then post those answers on this page shortly as a FAQ. Also in the survey, there is an opportunity to share your contact details with us, if you’d like, in order to subscribe to our texting service. This would allow us to occasionally draw parents’ and carers’ attention to information that we think would be of interest to Year 6 families. We will collate feedback and share it with you. *The survey link is below with a more detailed explanation but the link is here too: /tinyurl.com/y2rgxqgh
Thank you to parents completing the Survey following the launch of our Virtual Open Evening. We’ve had some requests to publish a few of our YouTube Google Classroom Rewards Videos recorded by talented our Heads of Subject and teachers during lockdown, that parents had spotted earlier in the year. We’ve just put a few below. Hope you enjoy them!