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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]

Rainforest Roadshow

The Rainforest Roadshow is back!

On 26th November, creatures and artefacts from the rainforest will be making a special appearance at Ossett Academy - allowing year 8 students a unique opportunity to bring their classroom learning to life. Students will have the opportunity to attend a one hour workshop from people delivered by people who have lived and worked in this environment. It costs £5 to attend the event.

Letters can be collected from Miss Shaw in H4.

[Published: 07/11/2014]

Bloodhound SSC

The Bloodhound SSC Educational team are here at the academy for the next fortnight, and we're opening the doors on Saturday 8th November so that members of the public can come along and see the show car and simulator...

Read More![Published: 04/11/2014]

Recruitment Fair

We're hosting a recruitment fair on 29th November to get an "early look" at potential candidates for any vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months (teaching and support staff)...

More Info[Published: 03/11/2014]

Water Bottles for Sport Fixtures

Just a brief reminder that students participating in sports practices and fixtures must bring their own water bottle. The Academy cannot provide these.

[Published: 22/10/2014]

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