Letters / Notices
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.
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 email@example.com
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]
GCSE Results Day
GCSE Results can be collected from Kendall Hall on Thursday 21st August at the following times:
- YEAR 11: 9am - 10am
- YEAR 10: 10am - 11am