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.

  • Principal & LAC Lead: Gemma Trattles
  • Executive Principal: Mark Hassack
  • Vice Principal: Graham Skidmore
  • Careers Leader: James Thynne j.thynne@redcar.outwood.com and Simon Haugh s.haugh@redcar.outwood.com*

Letters to Parents

Latest News

  • Year 8 Guided Pathways evening and subject book

    On Tuesday 21 January, 5-6:30 pm we are holding an information evening for parents and students about the Guided Pathways subject choices. This is a great opportunity to come along and find out how our curriculum is structured as the students move...


  • Y10 & 11 January and February exams

    A number of our students will be taking official exams in January and February. The timetable and Student Exams handbook can be found on our Exams page


  • KS3 "Helping your child succeed" information evening

    Your child’s secondary education is a very important time and many parents worry about how best to support their child. To help your child succeed we are inviting you to join us for an evening from English, Maths & Science.


  • Year 11 November Mock Exams

    Year 11 November Mock Exams start on Monday 18th November. More information can be found at www.redcar.outwood.com/Exams


  • Parent Evening - 12 November 2019

    We are holding our first whole school Parents’ Evening for this academic year on Tuesday 12th November 2019 from 5.00pm – 7. 00pm. You will have the chance to speak to your child’s subject teachers in order to gauge how they are progressing


  • Attendance Reward Trip - England Lionesses Vs Brazil

    On Saturday 5 October, 40 of our 100% attending students were lucky enough to win tickets to see the England Lionesses play Brazil at the Riverside Stadium


  • Tea with SLT - Y11 information evening

    Year 11 Student and Parent information evening. Join us for Tea and Cake and share advice on how to make the most out of Y11 and be prepared for the exams. Free bag of essential revision resources for all who attend


  • Year 6 Open Evening

    Come join us for our Y6 open evening on Tuesday 24 September from 6-7pm, meet our amazing staff and students and find out more about our Academy


  • Y11 Revision - 3 is the magic number

    Each week English, Maths and Science have produced two 20 minute homework tasks in a booklet designed to accelerate students’ academic achievement and support starting revision from Week 1 of year 11. More information can be found on the Revision


  • GCSE Results Day - 22 August

    Year 11 and Year 10 students celebrated their Results Day on the 22 August, collecting the GCSE results and preparing for next steps at college and on apprenticeships. It was as emotional as ever to see friends, families, teachers and students offeri



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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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Numeracy Word of the Week

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