Letters / Notices
- 10th Mar - AS Level High Adventure Weekend (PE Dept) R18
- 13th Mar - AS Level High Adventure Weekend (PE Dept) R18 (last day)
- 11th Mar - Yr10 Parents' Evening
- 11th Mar - Yr8 & 9 Football vs Castleford (Home)
- 12th Mar - Of Mice and Men Trip
- 13th Mar - Big Bang Fair - Birmingham NEC (Yr9 & 10)
- 17th Mar - [EXAMS] Year 12 Photography: Practical
- 17th Mar - [EXAMS] Year 13 Art & Design: Practical
- 17th Mar - [EXAMS] Year 13 Textiles: Practical
- 17th Mar - [EXAMS] Year 12 Art & Design: Practical
- 17th Mar - [EXAMS] Year 12 Biology P1 Exam: Written
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.
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]
Bugsy Malone - 10-13 Feb!
Our school production of Bugsy Malone is approaching rapidly, with shows scheduled from 10-13th February, 4 nights of gunge await you! For more info and links to ticket purchasing details, just check out the Bugsy Malone event listing... and don't forget to let us know if you're coming over on our Facebook Event Page too![Published: 04/02/2014]
Ossett's Food Revolution
Ossett Academy's catering service, Revolutions is celebrating the appointment of Jim Swift (Catering Services Manager) and Peter Eastham (Head Chef), transforming the quality and choice of food available to our students.
The emphasis on, where possible, locally sourced and healthy ingredients (some of which are grown by students within the Academy grounds) has already brought an increase in the number of students purchasing food from the school.
Jim Swift who has 27 years' experience as a Chef and Catering Manager, said "It's an exciting time for Revolutions, our mission is transforming the eating experience for young people with innovative menus, great presentation and good service".
Peter Eastham, formerly Head Chef at a local restaurant said "it's been great sharing our passion for good food with the students at the school".
Revolutions has recently celebrated the Chinese New Year with a menu including Beef with Ginger and Spring Onions, Vegetable Chow Mein, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Oriental side orders and Chinese Curry Sauce. This is one of many exciting menus including food from around the world planned over the coming weeks.
Tanisha Butterfield, Year 9, said "it's brilliant, the food looks better, tastes better and is much healthier"![Published: 04/02/2014]
Changes to Pupil Premium Entitlement
Was your adopted child formally a 'looked after child' and adopted on or after 30 December 2005?
From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.
To enable us to claim the Pupil Premium, you will need to inform us about your child and provide supporting evidence, for example, show the school the original Adoption (Court) Order. You will need to self-declare before 16 January 2014 which is the date schools complete the annual School Census. This will then trigger the payment of the Pupil Premium to the school from April 2014.
For further information, please see our Pupil Premium info page within the Parents section.[Published: 18/12/2013]