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 7th March 2017 4:00pm – 7:30pm
To book an appointment please contact the academy after half term.
Doncaster Apprenticeship Event
Wednesday 8th March 2017 2:00pm – 6:00pm
The CAST Theatre, Waterdale, DN1 3BU
Doncaster Council’s Apprenticeships and Skills Team are holding a FREE event to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week aimed at young people considering a Job, an Apprenticeship, a Traineeship or Work Based Learning, after leaving school.
The event will provide a chance for anyone including parents and families to drop in any time between 2:00pm and 6:00pm, to find out more about; Work, Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Work Based Learning options.
There will be an opportunity to:
Well done to everyone who took part in the English Institute of Sport Doncaster Schools Indoor Athletics Competition on Monday 30th January. 22 pupils in years 7 to 10 took part and competed with 13 other schools in the Borough of Doncaster.
Well done to Portugal for the best attending VMG in the academy last week. We are very proud of your commitment to good attendance to maximise your learning opportunities.
Alex Dale studied Horticulture level 1 qualification here at Outwood Academy Danum during Year 10 and 11. Alex then progressed on to our sixth form programme in September 2016 to study a level 2 horticulture qualification.