Year 8 Residential Trip

Closing date for the Graduation Residential is approaching. We require reply slips, parental consent forms and payment (£25) to be returned to the Finance Office by Friday 3rd May.

Upcoming Events

What will you do this summer?

The work-wise Summer Academy 2019

Do you want to put yourself at the front of the queue when it comes to understanding what Job Opportunities are waiting for you after leaving education, and what employers are looking for in their future workforce?

Then come along and meet some employers and put yourself in pole position by attending the work-wise Summer Academy 2019!

At the bottom of the link is an application form and more details.

Calendar of Events

Autumn 2019

September

  • Friday 27th – MacMillian Coffee Morning 10:00 – 12:00

Examination Certificates (2018)

We are pleased to inform you that Examination certificates will be available for collection from November 2018, for Year 11 and Year 13 students who left in the Summer 2018. 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.

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

The theme of the presentation is 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.

Support Services for Students

Papyrus

Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07786209697 or
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm weekdays 2pm – 10pm weekends 2pm – 10pm bank holidays

Samaritans

Call: 116123
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Opening hours: 24/7 × 365 days a year

Winston’s Wish

Call: 08088 020 021
Email: ask@winstonswish.org

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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 2019…

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.

Enrichment Activities 2018/2019

Recent School News

  • World Book Day 2019

    Outwood Academy Newbold took part in celebrating World Book Day getting involved in numerous activities, including a visit from a famous author and staff dressing up as their favourite book characters!

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  • World's Biggest Coffee Morning

    On Friday 28th September 2018, Outwood Academy Newbold joined in with the fundraising by holding our own Macmillan Coffee Morning, raising an amazing £312.29!

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  • Teen Star Grand Finalist

    One of our amazing students, Georgie Mills has reached the grand final of the Teen Star competition in London on the 14th July 2018. Click the link to find out more details and information on how you can vote...

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  • Division 2 Cricket Champions

    Congratulations to our cricket team as they bring home the Division 2 title!

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  • Sport Relief 2018 - Over £3678.41 raised!

    On Friday 23rd March 2018, Outwood Academy Newbold students took on the Sport Relief Mile, raising over a whopping £3678.41 for a very worthy charity!

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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 21st November 2018
  • Monday 25th March 2019
  • Wednesday 17th July 2019

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

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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

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

HPV immunisations advice (Year 8 / Year 9 girls)

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.

Derbyshire Skills Festival is the largest careers information and guidance event for young people in Derbyshire. This free event is aimed at students aged 13 to 19, particularly those in year 11 who are considering their options. This year the events are being held at: - Proact Stadium, 1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 8NZ on Wednesday 18 September 2019 - Derby Arena, Royal Way, Derby, DE24 8JB on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September 2019

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Students celebrate some wonderful results

In a year when there has been so much change in GCSEs we are delighted to report successful performances at grades 5+ and 4+ in both English & maths. All subjects have shown strong performances in these new reformed GCSEs 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.

Principal Steve Roberts said “This year was about continuing to work with and support students as they adapt to and reach the new benchmark standards set nationally in GCSEs. The resilience, focus and determination to be successful will stand our students in good stead in the future. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents/carers and families for their support throughout. One of the joys of working in this academy is seeing how hard staff and students worked collaboratively to achieve success. Congratulations to all our students and thank you to all the academy staff. We are incredibly proud of our students and wish them every success for their futures.

Dr Philip Smith, Executive Principal said, “Congratulations to all involved for a strong set of results at Newbold. Under the leadership of Mr Roberts, Newbold has continued to provide good outcomes for so many students. Everyone is proud of this result, and especially of the students, who have really shown what hard-work and dedication can achieve.”

Steve Roberts
Principal
Outwood Academy Newbold

Another strong set of A Level results for Class of 2019!

Another strong set of A Level results for Class of 2019

Outwood Academy Newbold are delighted to report another strong set of A Level exam results this year. There were strong increases in the number of students achieving top grades and across all measures the performance of the academy is being consolidated well.
The academy would like to congratulate all students on their success and thank students, staff and parents/carers for their hard work and support this year.
Every student has achieved personal success but of particular note in this year’s results were the performances of:

Jordan-Mae Jones achieved 2 A grades and an A* and will be studying biomedical science at the University of Sheffield. On receiving her results Jordan was speechless, but excited to start studying at an even higher level.
Dylan Stapleton achieved A*, A, A, B and will be going to study physics at the University of Sheffield.
Imogen Baines A*, A, B and will be going to study psychology at De Montford University. Imogen said “All the hard work I have put in has paid off”.
Harry Williams A*, B, B and will be going to study mechanical engineering at the University of Sheffield.
Leah Barnett A, B, B and will be going to study criminology at Lincoln University. "I can’t believe it! I actually got the grades and that I am going to University!

At this early stage the vast majority of students have already secured their places at University or progressed onto further training and in the remaining days we hope to place everyone in a university of their choice.

Principal Steve Roberts said “We are incredibly proud of our students and wish them every success for their futures. This set of results reflects the hard work of students and their teachers. Our outcomes continue to be strong and I would like to thank the students, their families and the staff who have worked tirelessly to bring about these great results”.

Dr Philip Smith, Executive Principal, praised the Principal, Steve Roberts, for his outstanding leadership in ensuring students leave Newbold prepared for their next phase in life. He also said, “it takes a community working together to secure this level of success for students, so my deepest thanks go to all parents/carers, governors and staff for supporting the young adults of Chesterfield to enable them to achieve their hopes for a bright future”.

We would like to wish our students every success for the next phase in their lives.

Steve Roberts
Principal
Outwood Academy Newbold

Amazing Contributions to the First World War Centenary Events

Outwood Academy Newbold have collaborated with a number of organisations across Derbyshire to join Chesterfield Borough Council’s Centenary Commendations in remembrance of Armistice. The 11th of October 2018 marked the official launch of events across the Borough. In remembrance and support of the many service men and women who were involved in WW1, the academy has created their very own poppy fall which can be seen in its prominent position on the side of the academy building. It was a team effort to bring the idea to life, with each and every member of staff adding a poppy onto the netting. Year 10 and Sixth Form students, pictured below, were on hand to support the final piece being put in place, taking a moment to reflect on those involved in WW1.

In addition to our poppy fall, on the evening of 11 October 2018, we were invited by Chesterfield Borough Council to attend the official launch of the WW1 Centenary Commemorations. The event marked the start of a series of events taking place across the Borough in remembrance of all those involved in WW1.

It was a fantastic evening and our amazing choir gave outstanding renditions of Viva la Vida and Stand by Me to a packed room of ex-service men and women, dignitaries and visitors from around the County. A massive well done to all students involved in delivering such a wonderful performance, as well as Miss Colley who choreographed the concert.

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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)