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.
Tuesday 28 March 2017 4pm – 7pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances there is a need to postpone Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 7 March 2017.
Parents’ Evening will now take place on Tuesday 28 March 2017 4pm – 7pm. Appointments already made will be transferred to this new date or alternatively new appointment times can be made.
If you have any urgent questions concerning your child’s Praising Stars 3 report and would like to speak with their classroom teacher please contact the Academy by telephone on 01302 831385.
Tuesday 28 March 2017 4pm – 7pm
Outwood Academy Danum will be hosting a careers event on 28 March 2017 4pm-7pm where a number of local companies and providers will be in school to discuss options post16. The event will run alongside the parents event for praising stars 3.
On Thursday 9th March Outwood academy Danum hosted the UKMT maths challenge, with 30 schools from across Yorkshire and the Humber taking part in a fun filled day of challenges based around mathematics.
New information regarding changes to uniform pricing.
Outwood Academy Danum A Level students Charlotte Baker, Ebony Goulding and Georgia Owen had their work selected for the prestigious National Students’ Art Exhibition 2016 which took place at the Mall Galleries in London.