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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.

GCSE Results - Congratulations!
[Published: 08/09/2014]

Welcome From the Principal

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.

Mr M Shevill - Principal

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]

Social Media & e-Safety

We would like to make all parents and students aware that Ossett Academy does not send out any 'invites' to join it's official Facebook Page. We do not have a Facebook person account that can request to friend you, nor do we run a Facebook group that you can join which represents the academy. The only official sanctioned social media accounts/pages representing the Academy are those listed and linked to from the contact page of our website.

We are currently investigating a reported impersonation account with the relevant authorities, and would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of students in Year 7 & 8 that we do not advocate any students below Yr9 using Facebook, and Departmental Twitter accounts are only sanctioned for use with students in Yr11, 12 & 13.

For eSafety purposes, Facebook's own Terms and Conditions (4.3) state that "You will not use Facebook if you are under 13". Twitter requires users to be of legal contractual age in their country of residence.

Our Facebook page can be found at https://facebook.com/OssettAcademy/, and our Twitter account can be found at https://twitter.com/OssettAcademy/. A list of official Departmental Twitter accounts can be found via our twitter lists at https://twitter.com/OssettAcademy/lists/academy-departments.

[Published: 16/01/2015]

Acting Principal Role Announced!

We are delighted to announce that Mr Neil Stott has been successful in his application for the role of Acting Principal of Ossett Academy; Neil will take up the reins from the departing Martin Shevill when we return from the Christmas break, and will lead us up to February half-term. We are currently recruiting for the permanent role of principal via our retained consultant at Pentir

I am confident that Neil will have the full support and backing of all Academy staff, students & parents as he takes up this exciting new challenge, and I'm sure you'll join me in wishing him every success; I know that he is delighted to have been given the opportunity and is excited to get started on the important work that lies ahead.

Mr Brendan Kelly - Chair of Governors

[Published: 11/12/2014]

Carol Service

Once again it is the time of year for our Carol Service, which will be held at Christ Church (South Ossett)commencing at 7:00pm. Admission will be by ticket only, however there will be no charge for the tickets.Two tickets per family will be allocated, with performers receiving first priority. If you would like tickets, please complete and return the reply slip in the letter at the following link.

Carol Service Letter[Published: 03/12/2014]

Yr11 Intervention Programmes

As parents of Yr11 students will be aware, your child has recently received their Autumn tracking data. This gives an indication of current and predicted grades against their end of year target.

To help support our Year 11 students to reach their target grades and consolidate their subject knowledge we have arranged a timetable of intervention...

Intervention Info

[Published: 03/12/2014]

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