Click the button to view the timetable for the GCSE Summer 2018 exams. There is also valuable information regarding preparations, revision boosters and stress-busting tips to support many marginal gains ensuring students #DoWell.

We have gone from "Special Measures" to "Good with Outstanding Leadership" in just 3 years! Click the link to view the Ofsted report highlighting this fantastic achievement, which recognises our rapid transformation in student progress and outcomes.

We are delighted to see that Outwood Academy Newbold is the top performing school in Derbyshire for student progress and in the top 10% of schools nationally. Click the link to visit the 'Compare School Performance' website provided by the DfE.

Great news for all Year 11 students at any school in Chesterfield and the surrounding area… We are still accepting applications for our amazing 6th Form! Check out our prospectus and application form and get yours in today – don’t delay!

“Pupils’ outcomes have risen consistently over the past three years. In 2017, the progress pupils in Year 11 made was significantly above the national average and substantially higher than the expected level. ”

Ofsted report (published 7th December 2017)

Students achieve another set of fantastic GCSE & A Level results as the academy continues its transformation!

GCSE Results

In a year when there has been so much change in the English and maths GCSE we are delighted to report that 73% of our students achieved grade 4+ in English & Maths. Performance and progress across all subjects has improved markedly and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our students, staff, parents and families for their hard work and unwavering support this year.

Julie Slater, Chief Executive Principal, Secondary said, “today is the culmination of years of hard work for our students. We are delighted with the results our students have achieved again this year which is testament to the incredible efforts and dedication of our students, their families, staff, governors and trust board at Outwood Academy Newbold. I would like to particularly praise the work of the Principal Steve Roberts for their exceptional leadership in helping our students to gain these life changing results”. This year was about working with and supporting students to “do well” as they adapt to and reaching the new benchmark standards set nationally and the resilience, focus and determination to be successful will stand our students in good stead in the future. We are incredibly proud of our students and wish them every success for their futures.

SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACE ADMISSIONS DEADLINE IS 31ST OCTOBER 2017

A Level Results

Outwood Academy Newbold are delighted to report another positive uplift in A Level results this year particularly for those students achieving the higher grades of A*-A and A*-B. The academy would like to congratulate all students on their success and thank students, staff and parents for their hard work and support this year.

Julie Slater, Chief Executive Principal said, “We are delighted with the results our students have achieved again this year, which is testament to the incredible hard work of our students, their families, staff, governors and trust board at Outwood Academy Newbold that we have yet again performed so well. I would like to particularly praise the work of the Principal Steve Roberts and Clare Schulze (Sixth Form Strategic Lead) for their exceptional leadership in helping our students to gain these life changing results”.

Every student has achieved personal success, but of particular note in this year’s results were the performances of:

  • Mollie Davies who achieved A*, A and a B grade and will be taking a gap year as she applies to drama School
  • Emily Lister who achieved 2 A grades and a B and will be going to Durham University studying Primary education with QTS and Robert will be studying Modern Languages and Cultures.
  • Robert Phillipson who achieved 2 A grades and a B and will also be going to Durham University studying Modern Languages and Cultures.
  • Emilie Palmer who achieved 1 A*, 1A and a Distinction* and will be going to study Paramedic Science at the University of the West of England.
  • Kelsey Simcoe-Roe who achieved an A and 2 B grades in her results and will be going to study Languages at Leeds University

At this early stage, the vast majority of students have already secured their places at university or progressed onto a variety of non-university options, such as college or higher and school leaver apprenticeships. In the remaining days, we hope to place everyone in a university of their choice.

We are incredibly proud of our students and wish them every success for their futures.

We would like to wish our students every success for the next phase in their lives. At Outwood Academy Newbold we say “Do Well” and they did! We would like to take this opportunity to remind all our students that you are capable of great things… get out there and do well, do yourselves proud! We are certainly very proud of you!

Steve Roberts
Principal
Outwood Academy Newbold

Y11 March Exams

Click the link to view the timetable for the Y11 exams in March. The document also contains really useful information regarding revision support and how we can help students prepare to do their very best.

Revision Support and Exam Preparation

Use the button links below to view the information and really useful resources from the “Revision Support Evening” held on Tuesday 13th February 2018.

Bring your parents/carers to revision 2017

Use the button below to view the presentation from the “Bring Your Parents / Carers to Revision” event which outlines revision ideas and successful strategies for how both students and parents / carers can work together, as a team to improve the effectiveness of revision.

Y10 Information Evening 2018

Use the file link button below to view the presentation from the Year 10 information evening held on 6th March 2018. It explains the requirements of the qualifications and how students in Y10 will be assessed.

Y8 Guided Pathways Presentation

Use the file link button below to view the presentation from the guided pathways evening on Thursday 11th January 2018. Any issues or queries please contact Mr Vallance at: c.vallance@newbold.outwood.com

Sixth Form Open Evening 2017

Use the button below to link to the presentation from the Sixth Form Open Evening. Check out the amazing opportunities we can offer to support Post 16 students. Also below is a link to a ‘Parents Guide to the Sixth Form’.

Y9 Curriculum Change Information

Use the file link button below to view the presentation from the ‘Year 9 Curriculum Changes Information Evening’, providing details regarding the changes to the GCSE qualifications and the support we are offering. (Note, this is a large file, so may take longer to download, 2Mb)

Online Safety Information Evening Summer 2017

The theme of the presentation was Kayleigh’s Love Story which centres on the unfortunate and real life tragic events that happened in Leicestershire in November 2015.

Use the first link below to visit the Leicestershire Police website to see the film and supporting information.

The second link is the hand-out for you to download (PDF), which contains an overview of some of the ways to stay safe and protect yourself and your children.

The third link is a link to the “Safety” section of our school website with a resource pack for parents to download.

Examination Certificates (2017)

We are pleased to inform you that Examination certificates are now available for collection for Year 11 and Year 13 students who left in the Summer 2017. Certificates can be collected between the hours of 9.00am and 3.30pm from the main reception. Please call in advance before collection so we can get them out and ready for you.

Students must bring identification with them upon collection. If a student is unable to collect their certificates personally, a representative can collect them on their behalf but they must provide the following documentation:

  • A signed letter of authorisation from the student
  • A copy of their own I.D

It is extremely important that certificates are collected as they are required for Higher Education and workplaces often request them.

Certificates may be posted to you at your own risk. Requests must be in writing please, either by letter or email to d.shelton@newbold.outwood.com, confirming the address you would like your certificates sent to.

Nominations for a Parent Governor

The Academy is seeking nominations for a Parent Governor to sit on the Academy Council of Outwood Academy Newbold. If you would like to put yourself forward for this position, you will need to complete the nomination form, (using the link below) and return it to the Academy marked for the attention of Mrs S Hardy, no later than 12 noon on Friday 8th June 2018.

72% of our students achieved grade 4+ in GCSE English & Maths!

Join Us In September 2018

Check out the link below to gain an insight to what your journey through Outwood Academy Newbold would be like if you joined us in September 2018…

Apply for our Sixth Form

OAN Sixth Form is proud to welcome applications from students currently at Outwood Academy Newbold and from students who have attended other schools.

You can read about all the BTEC & A levels we offer in our Prospectus and then submit an application form, both of which can be found using the links below.

Recent School News

Year 6 Transition Days HIghlights

Students throughout the three transition days gave really positive feedback about the lessons they had experienced whilst in the academy and parents were so pleased with the enthusiasm that the students showed about being part of Outwood Academy Newbold.

Organising this successful event was Mrs Atkins who said, “It’s been a fantastic experience for Year 6, a massive thank you!”

We are so looking forward to welcoming you in September as our new cohort of Year 7 students.

Check out a small selection of the highlights in the image carousel below..

Trutex Uniform

Trutex will be coming into school on the following dates, between 14:30 and 17:00 and will available in the drama room (D2G), to discuss your uniform requirements:

  • Wednesday 15th November 2017
  • Wednesday 7th March 2018
  • Wednesday 18th July 2018

The button below will open the latest documentation from Trutex with information on current prices.

Please click on the image below to navigate to the new Trutex Direct Flippable Digital Brochure. Have a look through and ensure you order in plenty of time to receive your new uniform.

Outlook Magazine

Using school facilities for community activities and events

Outwood Academy Newbold has appointed “Facilities for All Limited” to develop and manage the community lettings programme for our school facilities.

Our state of the art school facilities will be available to hire at the following times:

  • Monday – Friday (During Term Time): 6.30pm – 10.30pm
  • Monday – Friday (School Holidays): 8.00am – 10.30pm
  • Weekends: 9.00am – 10.00pm

Use the links below for further information.

Letters to Parents

Newbold News

Parent Presentation for Y12 Taster Day 2017

Use the file link button below to view the presentation from the Parent Presentation outlining the programme for the Year 12 Taster Days scheduled for 29th & 30th June. It highlights the support that Outwood Academy Newbold Sixth Form can offer students.

Y11 Information Evening 2017

Use the file link button below to view the presentation from the Year 11 information evening, explaining the requirements of the core qualifications that students in year 11 are studying. It also contain details of intervention, assessments and support that we provide for the students.

Y7 & Y8 Parents Information Evening 2017

Use the file link button below to view the presentation from the ‘Year 7 and Year 8 Parents Information Evening’, detailing the Numeracy and Literacy support that we provide for the students.

HPV immunisations advice (Year 8 / Year 9 girls)

Please click the link below to read the advice from Derbyshire Community Health Services following vaccinations in school.

Changes to Online Payment Processing affecting Tucasi Schools Cash Office.

This currently only applies if your child is attending a trip which requires you to pay an allocated amount or if your child is attending the Prom etc.

If your child is attending a trip you will be sent a letter informing you of your unique reference number for the trip.

What is happening?

Please be advised that from 30 April 2018 any users of Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Vista will no longer be able to make payments via the Tucasi Online Payments System (SCOpay). Unfortunately, users of these operating systems may have to upgrade their systems to be able to make online payments from the 30th of April 2018.

Why is this happening?

This change is being enforced by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). From the 30th June 2018 all websites that accept card payments will no longer allow users of Windows XP and Windows Vista to use their websites. WorldPay are implementing this change on 30th April 2018.

What is the impact?

While you will be able to access Tucasi SCO, view the content and perform many tasks in the normal way, if you attempt to make a payment online you will receive an error message.

Please be aware this is outside of Outwood Grange Academy Trust’s control. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause, however we will be unable to assist with making payments online using Windows XP & Vista following the 30th April 2018.