About Us

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

Letters to Parents

Latest News

  • Mental Health Awareness assembly

    The presentation from our mental health assembly can be found in this news item and on our emotional wellbeing and mental health page https://www.redcar.outwood.com/mentalhealth


  • Y8 Graduation 2019

    Congratulations to our Year 8 students who graduated on Wednesday 26th June 2019. It was wonderful to celebrate this milestone with the students and families. We were also privileged to have the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland attend the ceremony.


  • Y7 & Y8 Fun Run - Friday 5 July for Cancer Research

    Katelyn & Ellie, wonderful students studying at Outwood Academy Redcar have arranged a fun run for Cancer Research. All Year 7 and Year 8 students are invited to join in! https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/oars-giving-page-430


  • Y8 Residential Parent information evening - Tuesday 11th June @ 5:30pm

    Y8 Parents. You should have received a letter a few weeks ago inviting you to the Parent information evening for the Y8 residential. The residential departs on Friday 28th June returning on Sunday 30th June. To provide you with more information we...


  • Year 11 Exams and Masterclass schedule - Final Week

    To better support Y11 students in the final week of the exams, we have updated the masterclass schedule. The plan needs to be read very carefully as some students may come to school or leave for personal study at different times according to...


  • MFC Foundation Premier League Enterprise Programme

    A group of Year 9 students had their very first session with MFC Foundation on Friday 7th June...


  • May half term revision sessions

    To help support Year 11 as they approach the last half of the GCSE exam period, we have scheduled revision sessions to take place during half term. The timetable can be downloaded from here


  • GCSE Exams Summer 2019 timetable

    GCSE Exams start on Monday 13th May. For the full timetable view this news post or go to the Exams page


  • Year 11 Easter Revision Sessions

    Year 11 - get the most out of your Easter break in the lead up to the exams by attending our Easter revision sessions. Refreshments provided as well as lunch if there is an afternoon session. Check times and time table carefully


  • Year 10 Easter Revision Sessions

    Y10 - Easter Revision sessions for Child Development, BTEC Sport and Performing Arts - check your dates and times carefully and make the most of the sessions, those exams are approaching fast!!! Refreshments will be provided



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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

Word of the Week

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