Launch of National School Breakfast Programme

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.


Apprenticeships – Parent Pack


Donations for Loan Uniform

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.


About Us


Jayne Gaunt - Principal

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.


Exam Results 2017

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%

Exam Results 2018

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%

Latest News

  • Eve Merton Fundraising

    Our helping the community enrichment group would like to thank all staff and students who have supported The Eve Merton Dreams Trust this year. As an Academy we have raised £303.62. A fantastic team effort…..WELL DONE and THANK YOU!


  • Accelerated Reader Celebration Assemblies

    Students in years 7, 8, & 9 have been celebrating their fantastic effort and commitment to reading during dedicated assemblies over the last two days. #KEEPREADING!


  • Legends - The Re-match

    Mr Grant represented Outwood Academy Danum in a football fundraiser supporting The Eve Merton Dreams Trust. A fantastic day out was had by many staff and students at The Keepmoat Stadium.


  • Easter

    Easter bonnets created by our VMG groups across the Academy.


Doncaster Knights


Upcoming Events

Thursday 18th July 2019
Last day – Academy closes to students for summer

Friday 19th July 2019
Attendance Trip to Alton Towers

Thursday 15th August 2019
A Level Results Day

Wednesday 21st August 2019
Year 7 Uniform Collection – 10am to 1:30pm
Trutex Uniform Selling Event – 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Thursday 22nd August 2019
GCSE Results Day – Academy open from 8:30am

Monday 2nd September 2019
INSET Day – Academy closed to students

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
INSET Day – Academy closed to students

Wednesday 4th September 2019
Academy open to Year 7 and Year 12 students

Thursday 5th September 2019
Academy open to all students


2018 Examination Results

Outwood Academy Danum secures its best set of results!


Notice to Parents/Carers

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.




Calling all Former Students

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.


GCSE Factsheet for Parents/Carers