Announcements

Acres View Parking

Now that students are using the Acres View gate to exit the building, please could we remind parents not to use Acres View for drop off / pick up and parking. Many thanks for your co-operation.

Upcoming Events

Training Days and Bank Holidays

2 September 2020 – INSET
3 September 2020 – INSET
4 September 2020 – Y7 & Y12 only
23 October 2020 – Disaggregated Day
4 January 2021 – Disaggregated Day
3 May 2021 – Bank Holiday
22 July 2021 – Disaggregated Day

Parents Evening - Week Commencing 30th November

We are unable to host a parents evening this term. However, we do want to give you an opportunity to ask any questions about our Academy of specific lessons. Therefore, a Google form is available for you to use for this purpose (see below)

During the week beginning 30th November we will have members of the senior leadership team available between 3:30pm - 6:00pm on a given day for each year group to answer any questions or queries you may have.

Year 7 - Monday 30 November
Year 8 & 9 - Tuesday 1 December
Year 10 - Wednesday 2 December
Year 11 & Sixth Form - Thursday 3 December

Sixth Form Open Evening (Virtual)

Disclaimer: Some videos may not display on all mobile devices

Covid-19 Guidance

Google Classroom Guardian Guide

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Google Classroom guardian summaries allow parents and carers to opt-in to receive regular email updates about their child’s work and classes. These emails, known as guardian email summaries, include information about missing work, upcoming work, and class activity including announcements and questions posted in the class stream. Please click the button below for more details.

iPay Instructions

Please click on the button below for instructions regarding the iPay system.

This is a simple, easy to use website, offering parents and carers a convenient and flexible way to make payments
on-line, by debit or credit card, for all school purchases, reducing the need for your child to carry cash to school. iPayimpact has a ‘shopping basket’ approach, allowing payments to be made for each child including school trips and many other school payments in one easy transaction.

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About Us

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 2020…

Parent Governors

*The Academy seeks 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 attached nomination form and return it to the Academy marked for the attention of Mrs S Hardy.

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.

HeppSY

Outwood Academy Newbold works closely with the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University to provide a range of careers and futures resources for our students. Please read for further details regarding the use of your child’s data in this provision.

Letters to Parents

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.

Year 6 Transition Website and Open Evening

We are delighted that your child may be joining us in September and cannot wait to meet them! At Outwood Academy Newbold we want to make the transition process as smooth as possible and are doing everything we can for your child. The link below takes you to our Year 6 Transition Website with links to the Transition work set by our departments to help your child transition from Year 6 into Year 7, introduce our teaching and support staff, key individuals on the Year 6 Transition team and a student focused and parent/guardian focused FAQ page designed to answer any queries you may have and will be regularly updated to give you more information on the
transition process.

IMMUNISATIONS - ALL Year 7 students - Flu vaccination - Parents / Carers to complete e-consent as 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 (D1G), to discuss your uniform requirements:

  • Dates to be confirmed

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

Please click on the link 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.

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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.

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Outwood Academy Newbold - Standing up to Racism

Student Well-being Survey

As pupils begin to return to school in greater numbers from September, we are keen to understand the impact of this challenging period, and also to understand how pupils are feeling and responding to the present situation so that we can provide the support they need.

To assist this, we will be sending out a survey to pupils from 14/09/20, covering areas such as their engagement with learning during this period and their broader wellbeing. Most pupils will complete this at school. However should your child need to complete at home, we would really appreciate your support in encouraging your child to do so, as it will be tremendously helpful for ensuring that we can provide the best support for your child as possible.

For further information please read the letter to parents provided below.

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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Outwood Academy Newbold Activity Pack

We had originally expected these resources to be available to support parents in keeping their children entertained over the Easter holidays, but have decided to keep these resources available for the duration of school closure.

Check out the OGAT Home Learning Activities Webpage and the Newbold Easter Resource Pack for further ideas.

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Message to Year 11

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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

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)