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Outwood Academy Danum 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 our students are heading to university, we are extremely proud of them all for their hard work and wish them well with their future plans.

GCSE results are the highest ever achieved in the academy. 67% 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 which shows the particular dedication of our students.

The start to the new academic year has been very settled and it is proving to be a privilege to walk around the Academy every day. Our new Year 7 students have embraced the secondary stage of their educational journey and regularly tell senior staff that they ‘love’ their new school, think Outwood Academy Danum is ‘great’ and that they enjoy learning with us. Our new year 11 students are already fantastically focussed on achieving the best grades possible.

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.


Jayne Gaunt - Principal

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%


Cashless School

Thank you for your support of ParentPay/ PayPoint. As we move to becoming a cashless school, payment for educational visits will also be made through your ParentPay/PayPoint accounts. In preparation please activate your ParentPay account.

Email if you require account details resending.

Change to payment method for Academy catering facilities

Significant changes are taking place in the way payments can be made for catering facilities. From 1st September 2018, there will be no facilities within school to accept cash payments for catering facilities. From this date, payments to your child’s catering account will only be possible through either the online secure website ‘ParentPay’, or using cash at local stores where you can see the Paypoint logo.

We strongly advise parents to begin using either of these methods as soon as possible so any problems can be sorted before the cash facilities in school cease to operate.

A copy of the letter sent to parents can be found below.

2018 Examination Results

Outwood Academy Danum secures its best set of results!

GCE and GCSE Exam Certificates

GCE and GCSE Exam Certificates are ready for collection for exams taken in Summer 2018. Please contact the Academy to arrange an appointment for collection, you are required to bring photo ID with you. If someone else is picking the certificates up on your behalf, please provide a letter of permission and the person who is collecting they will also require photo ID.


Upcoming Events


Monday 10th December 2018 – 6:30pm
Christmas Showcase

Thursday 20th December 2018 – 2.30pm finish
Last Day of Term (Christmas Holidays)

Friday 21st December 2018
Academy Closed to students – start of Christmas Holidays

Monday 7th January 2019
Academy opens to all students


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


Latest News

  • HeppSY Mobile Classroom

    On Tuesday 20th November, a number of Outwood Academy Danum students took part in workshops on the HeppSY Mobile Classroom.


  • Boccia Team

    Students represented the Academy in the Doncaster School games Boccia tournament and were crowned champions. They are now through the to South Yorkshire finals.


  • EFL Doncaster Cup

    The following girls represented the Academy in the EFL Doncaster Cup on Wednesday. The girls finished third overall which is a great achievement considering that they are not attached to a club outside of school.


  • Dimentions Exhibition - Sheffield Hallam University

    Well done to our fantastic Year 11 and Post 16 art students who have had their work exhibited in the Dimentions Exhibition at Sheffield Hallam University.