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Welcome To The Ossett Academy Website


Welcome From the Principal

Thank you for visiting our website. At Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College we pride ourselves on providing a caring community that treats every student as an individual. This is fairly unique in such a large organisation. Our basic aim is to create happy students who really enjoy their learning. We like therefore to make the learning fun.

Mr M Shevill - Principal

Clearly academic performance is important and we achieve this through our exceptionally well-qualified teaching staff. We also have some very good facilities and teaching resources available to support learning including a high proportion of specialist teaching rooms. We encourage young people to move out of their comfort zone in their learning and provide our students with opportunities to be challenged. A particular advantage of our academy is the potential students have to move on to our College section for their post 16 education. This is one of the largest Sixth Forms in the region. Students also receive some excellent advice and guidance about courses, careers and university applications.

There is a very rich and diverse range of extra-curricular opportunities for the students. These include a wide range of girls' and boys' sports, excellent drama, music and dance and a very extensive range of educational visits including international visits.

We really do believe in creating a happy and caring environment here at Ossett Academy. I hope you enjoy browsing our website.

Mr M Shevill, Principal, Ossett Academy.

[Published: 01/09/2012]

Our Charity Work

Ossett Academy endeavours to be as supportive as possible of local, national and international charities. Our biggest fund raising is for Warm Heart Malawi along with a small scale project in Addis Abba (Ethiopia). Many members of our school community are aware of fund raising locally for Wakefield Hospice and nationally for Meningitis charities. Although we will do all we can to be supportive of charity work, please appreciate that supporting every request made to the Academy will not be possible.

The Ossett Community contributes generously to charities. We have raised through Ossett Academy £30k in the last 3 school years.

[Published: 29/01/2013]

GCSE Results 2014

Another year of outstanding GCSE examination results! Our Year 11 students have achieved amazing GCSE results again! Over 81% of our 2013/2014 Year 11 students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics; this is the best in Wakefield and, we believe, one of the best in Yorkshire. Almost a third of all grades were an A* or an A, this rises to 56% if B grades are included.

The staff and Governors wish to extend their warmest congratulations to all our students on their fantastic achievements; a result of their hard work and commitment.

GCSE Results - Congratulations!
[Published: 08/09/2014]

GCSE Results 2014

Another year of outstanding GCSE examination results! Our Year 11 students have achieved amazing GCSE results again! Over 81% of our 2013/2014 Year 11 students achieved 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics; this is the best in Wakefield and, we believe, one of the best in Yorkshire. Almost a third of all grades were an A* or an A, this rises to 56% if B grades are included.

The staff and Governors wish to extend their warmest congratulations to all our students on their fantastic achievements; a result of their hard work and commitment.

GCSE Results - Congratulations!
[Published: 08/09/2014]

Tucasi (Payment Portal) Access

Letters containing usernames & password for access to our Online Payment Portal (Tucasi) for parents of new Yr7 students will be available from tomorrow. These will be sent home with students at the end of the day. Alternatively, parents can request theirs to be sent by email by contacting our finance department via finance@ossettacademy.co.uk

Any queries should be addressed to our Finance Manager on 01924 232828.

[Published: 02/09/2014]

Start Times for Tuesday 2nd September

The first day back after the Summer Break will begin for Year 7 students with an assembly in Kendall Hall at 8.30am.

Year 11 students should arrive at 11.05am, and head to Form Rooms.

Years 8, 9 & 10 should be in school for 12.55pm and head to Form Rooms.

[Published: 30/08/2014]

Tucasi Online Payments

Parents of new Yr7 students starting with us in September will receive login details for our online payment system on the first day of term, therefore, students will need cash for the first day's dinner money.

[Published: 22/08/2014]

Education Ossett Community Trust Heathly Schools Accreditation ICT Register member Investor In People ArtsMark Ofsted Outstanding Teacher Learning Academy Centre School Achievement Award Fair Trade School Specialist School Award Sport Specialist School Technology Specialist College NFER Prince's Teaching Institute Olympics 2012 Investors in Careers Youth Sports Trust International School Award