January to March 2021 - re-opening Information

Upcoming Events

Training Days and Bank Holidays

2 April 2021 – Bank Holiday
3 May 2021 – Bank Holiday
22 July 2021 – Disaggregated Day

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.

DCC - New online directory for providing help to families

A new online directory has been developed to provide professionals as well as children, young people and their families the ability to search for a wide range of services and support on offer. The Community Directory for Families has been developed with Early Help teams across the county and you can find information on a wide range of activities, family support and parenting, money and benefits, housing, learning, skills and employment and national support groups.

The directory is still being developed so if you have anything you would like to add or say please use the feedback form using the link below

Remote Education Provision - Information for Parents

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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…

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.

Welcome to the Year 7 & 8 Virtual Art exhibition

We are please to introduce our year 7 or 8 virtual art exhibition. It’s a celebration of the work they’ve produced so far this year . Please follow the link and go to your child’s class/teacher to view the relevant video. They have produced some wonderful work so we hope you enjoy.

Y7 & 8 Art Exhibition

Letters to Parents

Apply for our Post 16

OAN Post 16 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 - Year 8 and Year 9 HPV - 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.

2020 EXAMINATION CERTIFICATES

We are pleased to inform you that Examination Certificates are now available for collection for Year 11 and Year 13 students who left school in the Summer. Certificates may 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.

You must bring identification with you upon collection. If you are unable to collect your certificates personally, a representative can collect them on your behalf but they must provide the following documentation:

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

It is extremely important that certificates are collected as they are required for Higher Education and are often requested by workplaces. We are only obliged to hold on to them for one year, after which time there may be a charge for each certificate.

Certificates can 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.

Congratulations on your success!

Deborah Shelton
Examinations Officer

Virtual Proud Podium

This half-term our Proud Podium has gone virtual. Below is a link to a form where you or your parents can submit any examples of outstanding work completed that you are particularly proud of.

The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.

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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.

Learn Lounge - Virtual Careers Talks

Prepare to be inspired by superstar role models and discover exclusive career advice from influential leaders – all delivered online. From amazing sports stars to incredible entrepreneurs, we're bringing inspirational speakers to you.
Take a peek at our growing list of notable speakers – each a leader and expert in their chosen field.

Top Tips for Parents - Supporting your child at home

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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)