Due to extensive works being carried out to our network and phone system unfortunately the Academy will have no phone lines or access to email until Monday 29th April 2019.
Easter Revision Sessions
All students have received individual letters and should meet their teachers in the main school reception at the time indicated on their letter. Please use the following link for more information.
From Monday 4th March 2019 a free breakfast will be available to all of our students from 7:30am. Working with Magic Breakfast, we will be providing toasted bagels, cereals and fruit.
Having a healthy breakfast sets you up for the day and helps you to concentrate.
The right fuel for learning, every day.
The Academy would be grateful to receive any uniform in good condition that a student has outgrown and you have no further use for. We can use this as loan uniform. All uniform should be handed to the Student Information Desk where your child will gain pledge 10 if uniform in good condition is donated.
Outwood Academy Danum is a ‘Good School’ following our recent Ofsted inspection in December 2018. Ofsted said ‘The school is improving quickly and securely… the school has improved substantially in almost every area’.
We had the best GCSE and A Level results ever in summer 2018. Post 16 students achieved great success at AS and A level with each student making on average half a grade more progress than would be expected given their starting points. Most of these students are now attending university, we are extremely proud of them all for their hard work! Ofsted said ‘The effectiveness of the sixth form is good and underpinned by strong leadership, effective teaching and sound care and guidance.’
GCSE results were the highest ever achieved in the academy. 68% of students achieved grade 4 or above in both English and maths putting our academy 3rd out of 18 schools in Doncaster and an increase of 17% over two years. 48% of students achieved strong passes, grades 5 or above in both English and maths- a fantastic achievement! I am particularly proud that students of all ability levels were successful, making excellent progress from their starting points, again students made almost half a grade extra progress given their starting points making Outwood Academy Danum ‘well above average’ as an academy. Grade 9 is the new highest grade achievable; almost 4% of grades were at this level that shows the particular dedication of our students. Ofsted said ‘Pupils start at the school with prior attainment usually below average. By the time they leave, their attainment is above national averages in a range of subjects.’
We work with our students to ensure that they know how to be safe online, in the community and in school and Ofsted said ‘The promotion of pupils’ personal development and welfare is good’. ‘The arrangements for safeguarding are effective and a strong culture of safeguarding exists in the school’ they also said that ‘the strides pupils make in confidence, resilience, tolerance and ambition contribute greatly to their good attitudes to learning, strong work ethic and robust mental well-being.’ Most importantly, ‘pupils say they feel safe and they are confident that staff would help them, if they raised a concern’.
Teaching and learning in the academy is strong. Ofsted found that ‘Over time and currently, it is crystal clear that teaching is good and improving securely.’ ‘Teachers’ good subject knowledge and high expectations of what pupils are capable of, together with engaging and challenging teaching, inspire pupils to work hard and be ambitious for their futures.’ This means that students value their work and Ofsted commented on the ‘productive buzz’ they saw in lessons. Differentiation is used to ensure that ‘all groups of pupils are challenged and supported appropriately, including the most, and least, able pupils.’
At Outwood Academy Danum, we believe that every student can and should achieve the very best academic and personal targets they, as an individual, can. We believe in supporting students to be the very best version of themselves they can be in order to secure the very best life chances. Ofsted said that they found a ‘supportive and caring ethos’ in the academy and this reflects our goal of putting ‘students first’.
We are very keen to showcase the work we do with parents and carers and would welcome requests to visit the Academy – any time. Should you wish to take the opportunity to do this please contact Mrs D Nelson, the principal’s PA.
Attainment 8 = 45.2
Progress 8 = +0.36
Strong pass in English and maths = 48%
Standard pass in English and maths = 61%
Ebacc entered = 13%
Bbacc passed = 9%
Attainment 8 = 46.7
Progress 8 = +0.36
Strong pass in English and maths = 48%
Standard pass in English and maths = 67%
Ebacc entered = 23.5%
Bbacc passed = 13.4%
Easter bonnets created by our VMG groups across the Academy.
On Friday, our pupils represented the academy in the South Yorkshire Girls U13 Rugby Schools Games final. The girls were absolutely amazing and were crowned champions.
The Boccia team took the gold and bronze medal position on Friday in the South Yorkshire Boccia School games final, another fantastic achievement.
Another fantastic effort from our fundraising team! another £45 added to our total. Thank you to everyone who bought cakes.
Thursday 27th June 2019
Year 11 Prom
Friday 28th June 2019
Kingswood Residential trip
Friday 19th July 2019
Attendance Trip to Alton Towers
Can parents/carers please ensure they are parking safely when dropping off and collecting students from the academy. Inconsiderate and/or illegal parking can be a danger to students, pedestrians and other road users. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please can parents/carers refrain from parking at Heatherwood School when dropping off and collecting students from the Academy. Also please do not park in the Wheatley Golf Club car park as parking at the Club without permission may be subjected to penalty fees.
If you are a former student of Outwood Academy Danum, we want to hear from you!
Your experiences since leaving could help to inspire our current students in making decisions about their future. We’d love you to join our alumni network and stay connected with the Academy.
We’ve partnered with the national education charity Future First, who specialise in helping academies like ours to stay connected with their former students.
You can choose how and when you help – perhaps you can act as a career and education role model, provide work experience or become a mentor.
It doesn’t matter when you left us, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.
In order to sign up, just follow this link and fill in the online form – we promise it will only take a couple of minutes.