Letters / Notices
- 23rd Oct - Post16 Open Evening
- 24th Oct - D117 - Yr12 Alton Towers Trip
- 27th Oct - [TD] Half Term Holiday
- 31st Oct - [TD] Half Term Holiday (last day)
- 30th Oct - WDH Activity Camp
- 28th Nov - [TD] INSET Day - Closed to Students
- 30th Nov - Cologne Trip
- 05th Dec - Cologne Trip (last day)
- 09th Dec - OR29 - Post16 Psychology and Sociology Berlin Tour
- 11th Dec - OR29 - Post16 Psychology and Sociology Berlin Tour (last day)
- 19th Dec - [TD] Christmas Holiday
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 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.
Post16 Open Evening
We're holding our Post16 Open Evening from 5.45 til 8.30pm on Thursday 23rd October...[Published: 21/10/2014]
Tucasi System Advice
Tucasi have identified that a very small percentage of parents may be using a particular protocol to log on and make payments through the online payments system.
If you are unable to use scopay.com, with an error similar to â€œPage cannot be displayed: enable SSLv3, TLS1.0, TLS1.1â€, please update your internet browsers to the latest version, or in the case of Windows XP and earlier users, install Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
This action is unavoidable and has been carried out to protect parents data.[Published: 16/10/2014]
NOT a Non-Uniform Day
Just to settle a rumour, Thursday 9th October is NOT a non-uniform day... students should attend in regular uniform.Also, please be aware that Friday 10th October is an INSET Day.[Published: 08/10/2014]
Restart a Heart Day
The very first European Restart a Heart Day will be held on the 16th October 2014, organised by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC). The aim of the initiative is to teach members of the public how to restart the heart after someone has had a cardiac arrest. The initiative is aimed at the younger generations to give them the necessary life-saving skills they can retain and use through their adult life.
We are taking part in this initiative, with Yorkshire Ambulance delivering two sessions on the day:
- â€‹Year 12 students (200) will attend during period 1 (instead of the usual assembly)
- Year 11 students (270) will attend period 2.
The training will take place in the Sports Hall and students should go straight there at the times mentioned above.Staff who teach Y11 during period 2 should go to the Sports Hall to assist with supervision if necessary.
The students will be filmed, as the event will be in the news and as an Academy we will get to keep the 30 dummies that will be used during the training.[Published: 26/09/2014]