We are delighted that your child will 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. This page is designed to answer
any queries you may have and will be regularly updated to give you more information on the
When is the first day for Year 7 new starters?
The first day of term for is Thursday 3rd September 2020
What are the times of the academy day for Year 7 students?
All students should be in school at 8:15am prompt. A movement bell will sound at 8:20am.
What are the lunchtime arrangements for Year 7?
Year 7 students have their lunch as a year group, between 12:30pm and 1:00pm. This ensures there is minimal queuing time and that they can eat together in their first year at the academy. The catering provided by the academy operates a cashless biometrics system. Students can add money to their account using finger recognition stations at the academy. Alternatively, students are welcome to bring a packed lunch.
You will, by now, have received a letter from the Academy (dated April 2020). Once Trutex have received your orders, the named uniform bundles will be delivered to the Academy for you to collect. The collection dates for each academy are:
We will contact you again nearer the collection date with arrangements for the day as we will need to ensure that we practice social distancing and appropriate safeguarding for yourselves and staff.
Should you discover that the uniform you have ordered does not fit, there will be a return and exchange day held the following day at the school. Again, it will be necessary to manage this day carefully to protect everyone and further details will be given nearer the time. Please be aware that this process will only be for the order of your free uniform bundle and additional uniform that you wish to buy will need to be purchased from Trutex online or a local stockist as usual. We also ask that parents purchase plain black shoes as well as non-marking trainers for PE.
What equipment will my child need?
Jewellery, hair and makeup – are there any do’s and don’ts?
You will all have received a letter regarding your child’s URN code which you will need to complete the online form. Please follow the link to complete your child’s data collection form.
For any amendments you need to make after you have completed the form, you can do so here.
You can also find the policies mentioned here
Following the changes to Government advice, from Monday 23 March our schools will be closed, except for providing childcare to a small number of children. During the period of closure we will not be able to collect correspondence sent via post. There are also only a small number of staff in the academy making it difficult to answer the telephone.
Therefore, where possible, we ask that you contact us via this contact form.