Record breaking exam results yet again!

We are delighted to announce that Outwood Academy Newbold students have record-breaking exam results.

In a year when there has been so much change in GCSEs we are delighted to report that 59% of our students achieved grade 5+ in both English & maths which is up 10% on last year. Three quarters of all students achieved grade 4+ in English and maths and all subjects have shown strong performances particularly in the new reformed GCSEs. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our students, staff, parents and families for their hard work and unwavering support this year.

Of particular note was the performance of Bea Leverett who achieved a fantastic 8 subjects at Grade 9 and 2 grade 8s and Theo hall who achieved 6 grade 9s and an A*.

In addition to this the following students celebrated exceptional results:
Bradley Flanagan: 5 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s.
Sam Davies: 5 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s.
Abigail Hayward: 3 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s, a grade 7 and a B.
Thomas Hayward: 2 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s, a grade 7 and a B.

Principal Steve Roberts said “This year was about working with and supporting students as they adapt to and reach the new benchmark standards set nationally in the reformed GCSEs. The resilience, focus and determination to be successful will stand our students in good stead in the future. The wonderful support of our parents/carers, Governors and the local community are instrumental in our performance. Without their support the challenges of preparing students for these life changing exams would be much more difficult. One of the joys of working in this academy is seeing how hard staff and students worked collaboratively to achieve success. The focus shown in class and the attendance to enrichment and was simply fabulous. 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 in achieving such amazing results at Newbold. Under the outstanding leadership of Mr Roberts, Newbold has made another tremendous leap – with so many students securing life-changing GCSE outcomes. 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

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Wonderful, well deserved A Level results for Class of 2018.

Outwood Academy Newbold are delighted to report another positive uplift in A Level exam results this year with increases in the Average Points Score per Entry and the overall pass rate for all students. There were significant increases in the number of students achieving top grades, with 18% of students achieving A*-A and almost half of all students achieving A*-B grades. The number of students achieving AAB, or above, has risen a further 11% from 2017.
The academy would like to congratulate all the students on their success and thank students, staff and parents 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:

Amelia Mills and Alfie Bowman who both achieved 2 A* grades and an A and will be studying Physics and Mathematics respectively at University of Manchester. On receiving his results Alfie said “I’d like to thank the school especially Mrs Turner, Mr Meadows, Miss Schulze and Mr Smith as well as all the sixth form for all their help and support these past two years, they have changed my life” and Amelia stated “I’m absolutely delighted and it just shows how much hard work can pay off”.

Alex Griffiths achieved A, B, B and will be going to study Mathematics at Lancaster University. Alex’s mum thanked “all the staff for their unwavering support for Alex throughout school”.

Alicja Kalinska and Alice Grindey both joined us in the Sixth Form and achieved Dist*, Dist and B grades and will go on to study Marketing and History at university respectively.

Joe Clarke achieved ABB in three facilitating subjects and will be progressing on to commercial airline pilot training.
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 shows significant increase particularly for those students achieving at the highest level. Our pass rate at A*-B has risen 8% to 42.6% and our average points score per entry is now 32.3 across all our subjects. I would like to thank the students, their families and the staff who have worked tirelessly to bring about yet further improvement. I would also like to thank the local community for their support in our journey as an academy as it creates the foundations necessary for students to build upon and then maximise their opportunity to achieve”.

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. At Outwood Academy Newbold we say “Do Well” and they really did!

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)

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 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.

Calendar of Events

September 2018

  • 25 September – Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Evening
  • 28 September – McMillan Coffee Morning

October 2018

  • 9 October – Year 6 Open Evening
  • 23 October – Parents Evening

November 2018

  • 6 November – Armistice Community Event
  • 23 November – Training Day (school closed to students)
  • 27 November – Careers Convention
  • 28 November – Sixth Form Open Evening

December 2018

  • 17 December – Christmas Cracker Event

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

  • 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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  • Students support local food bank

    As part of our school’s ongoing commitment to enriching our students’ understanding of our community around us, we are running a collection for the Chesterfield Food Bank, providing emergency food and support to the local community.

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  • Chesterfield FC - Football and Education Partnership (elite programme for 16-18 year olds)

    We have partnered with Chesterfield FC to develop a course for students with a passion for football, sport and education to give them the opportunity learn and play football at the same time. So come and study with us in 2018! Click to read more...

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2018 Transition (4th, 5th and 6th July 2018)

We are looking forward to welcoming new Year 7 students to the academy in September and in readiness, we will shortly be running our Transition Days. The Transition Days give students the opportunity to experience secondary school life prior to joining us and ensure that students feel confident and are as prepared as possible for their first day.

We would like to highlight the important dates for transition; these dates have already be shared with the primary schools meaning they are aware of when students need to join us:

New Year 7 Transition Period

Your child has been invited to attend the Year 6 Transition Period which will take place from Wednesday 04 July to Friday 06 July 2018 inclusive. During the Transition Period students are expected to wear their normal primary school uniform.

Students will attend Outwood Academy Newbold on all three days, during our normal academy times of 8:15am to 2:30pm. On the first day, 04 July 2018, students are asked to come to our main student entrance and they will then be directed to our sports hall. Here, students will be given key information for the three day period. The transition days will include a programme of lessons, a tour of the building, uniform measuring and an opportunity to sample lunch. We have a restaurant system that will accept cash during this period only, with a main meal with either a drink or dessert costing approximately £2.50. Students entitled to free school meals will not require cash unless they wish to purchase extra food. Alternatively, if your child prefers, they may bring a packed lunch with them.

Students are also required to bring clothing for PE lessons with them on all three days. Students are asked not to bring dark soled trainers due to damage they do to the sports hall flooring.

New Year 7 Uniform Measuring

All of our new Year 7 students will have the main elements of their first uniform provided to them free of charge (details of those items are displayed as part of this information). In order to ensure students have the correct uniform, our academy uniform supplier, Trutex, will measure all students for their clothing. Trutex will be at the academy during the Transition Period and we will arrange for each child to be measured and uniform will be ordered on your behalf. If you have any concerns regarding this event please do not hesitate to contact us. Uniform bundles will then be available for collection on 03 August 2018 – your child will be able to try on their new uniform and you will be able to exchange items if necessary. A further date, towards the end of the summer holiday, will be given and we will contact you if the uniform has still not been collected by 03 September 2018.

Biometrics

We operate a cashless catering system and biometric access allows each child to access their account via use of fingerprint. If you do not give consent for your child’s fingerprint to be taken a PIN will be issued instead.

New Year 7 Parents’ Information Evening

The evening is specially arranged for the parents / carers of students who will be joining us in Year 7 in September. The Induction Evening will take place on Wednesday 04 July 2018 when two sessions will take place; one at 4:00pm and repeated again at 6:00pm, lasting 45 minutes each. These sessions will give parents / carers the opportunity to begin to understand the structure and systems in place here at Outwood Academy Newbold, including uniform and attendance.

Thank you for your support and we are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to the academy over the course of the transition / induction period.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Helen Atkins on 01246 265166.

Supporting Documentation and Information

Please use the links below to view the policies and information relating to the transition programme.

Transition Days Highlights (2017)

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 21st November 2018
  • Wednesday 13th 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.

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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

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.