Letters / Notices
- 14th Apr - [TD] Easter Holiday
- 25th Apr - [TD] Easter Holiday (last day)
- 05th May - [TD] May Day Bank Holiday
- 12th May - [EXAMS] GCE Geography Unit 1
- 12th May - [EXAMS] GCSE French Unit 1 & 2 Foundation & Higher
- 12th May - [EXAMS] GCE Music: Intro to Historical Study
- 12th May - [EXAMS] GCE Music: Developing Musical Understanding
- 12th May - [EXAMS] GCSE Religion and Life Issues
- 13th May - [EXAMS] GCE Economics Unit 1
- 13th May - [EXAMS] GCSE Biology Unit 2 Higher
- 13th May - [EXAMS] GCSE Biology Unit 3 Higher
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.
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 2013
For the second year running our KS4 students have achieved OUTSTANDING results. Over 81% of our students achieved 5x A*-C grades (including English & Maths). Almost one third of all grades were an A* or an A, and if we include B grades this becomes two thirds. 100% of students entered secured at least 5x GCSEs.
This is a fantastic achievement, and all the result of massive hard work and effort from students and staff. Warmest congratulations from staff and Governors to all our students.
Easter Revision Sessions
Our Maths Department are holding revision sessions during the Easter Holidays for various groups of students.
Yr11 Foundation Maths students are invited to a session from 9.30am til 2pm on Thurs 24th April... a letter has been added containing more details.
Yr10, 11 & Post16 GCSE Maths students have separate sessions on the same date - The Year 10/11 session will run from 9am-12pm, and the Sixth Form workshop will run until 2pm. It would be great to see a strong turn out![Published: 09/04/2014]
Parental Data Access
We will be sending out details on how to access SLG (SIMS Learning Gateway) for Parents during the Easter Break. Visit Capita's website for further information about SLG.[Published: 09/04/2014]
Elite Gymnastics Team Success
It's been another successful year for the Elite Gymnastics Team. On Sunday 9th March the girls represented the Academy at the Yorkshire Gymnastics Championships. Four teams of six students were entered, two U14 teams and two U19, as well as a U19 pair.
All teams entered received medals, a fantastic and a well deserved reward for all their hard work over the last few months. Parents with accounts can check out their competition routines over on the VTLE...![Published: 24/03/2014]
The Not-Too-Shoddy Exhibition
EOCT will be hosting an exciting evening of music, street theatre and immersive projection on Wednesday 19 March from 6.30pm onwards at Ossett Town Hall. The "Not Too Shoddy" exhibition will be open to all, and will showcase the official banner created by the students of schools within Ossett. It is the first of it's kind combining history, art and technology and has generated much interest at a national and international level. Resident artist Jason Wilsher-Mills has helped students of all ages to learn about the history of Ossett and then capture their thoughts by creating art on iPads.
It will be an exceptional event and we very much hope that you can come along and see what is happening on the night![Published: 04/03/2014]