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Outwood Academy Redcar is located in the coastal town of Redcar, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The predecessor Redcar Academy, had been supported by the nationally renowed Outwood Grange Academies Trust from November 2015, and formally became Outwood Academy Redcar in October 2017.

In the summer of 2016 students achieved greatly improved GCSE outcomes, with 52% achieving A*-C in both English and mathematics, almost doubling the predecessor school’s results in one year. In the summer of 2017, GCSE outcomes climbed again, with 60% achieving the new 9-4 (A*-C) grades in both English and mathematics, and 45% achieving the new 9-5 (A*-B) grades in both English and mathematics. The Progress 8 score in 2017 of +0.23 placed the school top in Redcar top for progress that all students make from primary school, second in Redcar & Cleveland LA and 8th in the whole of the Tees Valley Five Authorities! In 2018 students achieved record results again, with 67% achieving 9-4 in both English and maths, and 49% achieving 9-5 in both. 77% of students achieved at least a grade 4 in English, and 74% in maths!

Why not come and visit, and see our fantastic students and staff at work? You are welcome any time.
Associate Principal & LAC Lead: Melissa Brant-Smith
Executive Principal: Andrew Wappat
Vice Principal & SENCO: Graham Skidmore
Careers Leader: James Thynne j.thynne@redcar.outwood.com 01642 289211

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  • Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Walk - Saturday 23 March

    Students aiming for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award had their first practice walk on Saturday, to build their stamina ahead of their overnight practice Expedition and then the 'real thing' with fully laden rucksacks, food, tents and more! Suppor


  • Y11 March Mock Exam Timetable

    Year 11 March Mock Exam timetable (updated 7 March 2019)


  • Year 11 - 8.00am English Revision Breakfast Session - Wednesday 16 January

    All Year 11 students have an 8am Revision Breakfast Session this morning, starting at 8am ahead of their English Language (Component 1) Mock GCSE Examination. These sessions will also occur for the actual GCSE examinations in the Summer and have prov


  • Year 8 Guided Pathway Information Evening 6pm - Tuesday 15 January

    We are delighted to invite ALL Year 8 parents and students to our annual Guided Pathway Information Evening taking place tonight, Tuesday 15 January starting promptly at 6pm, and expected to run until 7pm. The event is being led by Mr Thynne, Assista


  • The Academy will re-open as normal - Wednesday 16 January

    It is confirmed that Outwood Academy Redcar will re-open as normal on Wednesday 16 January, following extensive electrical repairs over the last two days, following a serious fault identified over the weekend. Students should arrive at the normal...


  • Final Pop-Up Foodbank - Friday 11 January

    On Friday we held our final Pop-Up Foodbank here at Outwood Academy Redcar. Thank you to our amazing school and local communities in Redcar and Marske for such generous donations to allow us to run a non-means tested foodbank in our Farwath Centre...


  • Praising Stars 3 - MOCK Gym Examinations for Year 11 wc Monday 14 January

    Students in Year 11 are carrying out their GCSE Mocks (Praising Stars 3) assessments in examination conditions in the Gym over the next two weeks beginning Monday 14 January. This will also help ensure they are familiar with GCSE examination...


  • Student President Polling Day - Wednesday 7 November

    On Tuesday 19 September, our entire student body will have the opportunity to vote in our annual Presidential Election, to elect their preferred candidate to lead Student Voice for the academic year 2017-2018. We were delighted, once again, to be all


  • Student President Campaign Day - Tuesday 6 November

    On Tuesday we had our Student Voice Campaign Day, for the four candidates aiming to become the Student President 2018-2019. April Davison, Shaun McDonald, Caitlyn Manley and Mya Cope, all Y10 were out and about at the beginning and end of school,


  • GCSE Results Day - 23 August

    Our fantastic Y11 and Y10 students celebrated during Results Day 2018 on the 23 August, as they collected their GCSE results, once again breaking all records in the history of Outwood Redcar!It was very emotional to see friends, families, teachers



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‘Word of the Week’ is part of the Academy’s ongoing strategy to improve students’ literacy. Students are being taught the importance of language and the need for a good vocabulary, both for their school work and as an essential life skill. There is an Academy WOW each week, displayed around school and on the website, and its use is reinforced by VMG tutors and in school assemblies. The word is designed to make students confident in their use of a range of complex words and their meanings, in a drive to improve student articulacy to even higher levels.

“As vocabulary is reduced, so are the number of feelings you can express, the number of events you can describe, the number of the things you can identify. Man grows by language.” – Sheri S. Tepper

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