I am delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you to the very first blog on our new Outwood Academy Danum website. Danum Academy converted to Outwood Grange Academies Trust on 1 September 2016, and alongside this the Academy is delighted to share that we saw significant improvements in examination results at GCSE and another year of excellent outcomes at Post 16.
The GCSE results showed a significant increase of 18% compared to 2015, and 48% of Year 11 students secured five A* to C grades at GCSE including English and maths. Other notable highlights at GCSE include art, photography, graphics and geography securing performances significantly above the national average – which is testament to the hard work of students and staff.
Alongside the excellent outcomes over the summer you may have noticed a number of physical changes to both the site and the buildings. All Danum Academy signage has been replaced, the car park re tarmacked and considerable internal works have been undertaken. All the ground floor has been redecorated, the learning environment for students improved and a twenty first century climate for learning created.
Parents and carers may also be aware that all students in Years 7 to 11 have relocated to the Armthorpe Road site and the Leger Way site is now dedicated to our Post 16 students. This change has reinforced the commitment to securing the best outcomes for all our students and they have responded positively to this change. All aspects of Outwood Grange Academies Trust systems and policies have been adopted and students and staff are universally positive about these changes; which put students at the heart of everything we do.
Events we have hosted during the first half term include an open evening for Year 6 children, an information event for Post 16, a maths and English event to promote the work of Camps International. It has been a busy start to the academic year, but I am delighted with the progress we are making towards becoming outstanding.
GCE Exam Results Day
Thursday 17th August 2017 9:00am – 11:00am
GCSE Exam Results Day
Thursday 24th August 2017 9:00am – 11:00am
Monday 4th September 2017
Academy closed to students
Tuesday 5th September 2017
First day for Year 7 and Year 12 only
Wednesday 6th September 2017
All students in the Academy
Please can parents/carers refrain from parking at Heatherwood School when dropping off and collecting students from the Academy.
Pupils at Outwood Academy Danum had a fantastic day at the Keepmoat getting a behind the scenes look at how the stadium works and experiencing some of the job roles on offer.
The National Students Art Exhibition is an annual event that is hosted at the Mall Galleries in London.
On Friday 30th June 2017, 5 students went to Warwick to compete in the Federation of Disability Sport England National Junior Championships.