Letters / Notices
Welcome To The Ossett Academy Website
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.
Welcome to Ossett!
At Ossett, we are committed to ensuring that our students are supported, nurtured and valued as individuals: this is fairly unique in such a large organisation. Our overarching aim is to create happy students who really enjoy their learning.
We ensure that all students who attend the Academy have the opportunity to maximise their academic potential as well as their talents and abilities, in a vast range of activities outside the curriculum. Our students excel academically in comparison to other students nationally, both in terms of progress and attainment. Our educational provision is supported by excellent facilities for: learning; sport; music; drama and dance.
There is a very rich and diverse range of extra-curricular opportunities for our students which include a wide range of girls' and boys' sports - at which we compete and perform successfully at local and national level, excellent drama, music and dance showcases. We also provide an extensive range of educational visits, including international travel.
We have the highest expectations of all of our students and believe in firm but fair standards of discipline. We expect each student to demonstrate outstanding levels of courtesy and respect, adhere to the Academy's dress code and maintain a strong work ethic, throughout their time at Ossett.
We really do believe in creating a happy and caring environment here at Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College. I hope you enjoy browsing our website and I look forward to welcoming you to the Academy, should you choose to visit.
Mr N Stott, Acting Principal, Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College.[Published: 05/01/2015]
Presenting our new Principal...!
We're very pleased to announce Mr Alan Warboys as the new Principal for Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College, commencing from Monday 13 April.
Alan joins us from the School Partnership Trust Academies where he was an Executive Principal and formerly Principal at Rossington All Saints Academy. Alan has over 12 years of Senior Leadership experience, and has been designated a National Leader of Education.
We look forward to introducing Mr Warboys to the Ossett community, and know that he will be made very welcome as Principal.[Published: 26/03/2015]
US GIRLS EVENT AT OSSETT ACADEMY - ALL GIRLS WELCOME
We are hosting an US Girls Event on 28th February at Ossett Academy. The aim is to get women/girls more active in the Wakefield area and let them see what opportunities are available and how fun being active can be.
This event is GIRLS ONLY... it will give them a chance to try different activities and sports, with the opportunities to join a session or club if they enjoy it.
Please come along to what will be an interesting and rewarding event. For further information about the US GIRLS Street Games program, see the US Girls website.[Published: 23/02/2015]
Ossett History Exhibition - Wednesday 25 February 2015
An exhibition on Ossett's history will take place on Wednesday 25 February in the Drake Building Sixth Form Common Room. Throughout the evening there will be a range of talks, digital archive, an informative film and printed displays.
The event will showcase the vivid history of Ossett, which has been collated by a team of 10 students and 6 staff.
This is a fantastic opportunity for all guests to develop a deep understanding of the town and a lasting interesting experience.
The exhibition is open to all students, their families and the wider Ossett community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there.
KS3 to KS4 Options Information
Students in Year 9 are beginning the process to decide which options to take ready for the start of Year 10 in September 2015. The KS4 Information page within the Parents section contains further information regarding the process.[Published: 02/02/2015]