Letters / Notices
- 02nd Jan - [TD] Christmas Holiday (closing 12.05pm on Fri 19th Dec) (last day)
- 22nd Jan - D121 Blood Brothers Trip
- 22nd Jan - D129 - Whitby Field Trip
- 31st Jan - 2015 Ski Trip
- 07th Feb - 2015 Ski Trip (last day)
- 09th Feb - Granada Study Trip - Register Interest
- 13th Feb - Granada Study Trip - Register Interest (last day)
- 16th Feb - [TD] Spring Half-Term Holiday
- 20th Feb - [TD] Spring Half-Term Holiday (last day)
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.
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, when an Interim Principal will be appointed.
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]
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...[Published: 03/12/2014]
Photo Exhibition THURS 27 NOV!
On Thursday 27th November from 6 til 7pm, come and see photographs submitted by students from KS2, 3, 4 and 5. Over 400 photographs being exhibited based on this year's theme PATTERN. Prizes will be awarded on the night. Refreshments will be available and live music too! All photographs are for sale at Â£2.00 for large and Â£1.00 for small. A voluntary contribution of Â£1.00 can be made to support next years' exhibition. The exhibition will run for one week after the evening launch.[Published: 26/11/2014]