Letters / Notices
- 20th Jun - Sixth Form Interview Day
- 21st Jun - UCAS Fair at Sheffield University
- 26th Jun - Sixth Form Leavers Day
- 27th Jun - Yr13 Prom
- 03rd Jul - Year 11 Prom
- 03rd Jul - Yr11 StandDown / Celebration of Achievement
- 12th Jul - Annual Charity Day
- 19th Jul - School Closes for Summer Break
- 03rd Sep - School Closes for Summer Break (last day)
- 15th Aug - AS & A2 Results Day
Welcome To The Ossett Academy Website
Welcome From the Principal
Thank you for visiting our website. At Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College we pride ourselves on providing a caring community that treats every student as an individual. This is fairly unique in such a large organisation. Our basic aim is to create happy students who really enjoy their learning. We like therefore to make the learning fun.
Clearly academic performance is important and we achieve this through our exceptionally well-qualified teaching staff. We also have some very good facilities and teaching resources available to support learning including a high proportion of specialist teaching rooms. We encourage young people to move out of their comfort zone in their learning and provide our students with opportunities to be challenged. A particular advantage of our academy is the potential students have to move on to our College section for their post 16 education. This is one of the largest Sixth Forms in the region. Students also receive some excellent advice and guidance about courses, careers and university applications.
There is a very rich and diverse range of extra-curricular opportunities for the students. These include a wide range of girls' and boys' sports, excellent drama, music and dance and a very extensive range of educational visits including international visits.
We really do believe in creating a happy and caring environment here at Ossett Academy. I hope you enjoy browsing our website.
Mr M Shevill, Principal, Ossett Academy.[Published: 01/09/2012]
GCSE Results 2012
Ossett Academy gained its best ever GCSE results with 84% of students gaining A* to C grades including English and Maths. 30% of all grades were A* or A.
Principal Martin Shevill said: "I am delighted with the performance and impressed by the calibre of our students, they are truly amazing. This places the Academy as one of the best of its kind". See the Results Breakdown for more details.
Our Charity Work
Ossett Academy endeavours to be as supportive as possible of local, national and international charities. Our biggest fund raising is for Warm Heart Malawi along with a small scale project in Addis Abba (Ethiopia). Many members of our school community are aware of fund raising locally for Wakefield Hospice and nationally for Meningitis charities. Although we will do all we can to be supportive of charity work, please appreciate that supporting every request made to the Academy will not be possible.
The Ossett Community contributes generously to charities. We have raised through Ossett Academy £30k in the last 3 school years.[Published: 29/01/2013]
Annual Technology Day
Each year our ADT department run an "Annual Technology Day" for students in Year 9 who have opted for a Technology subject or Art subject as a GCSE in year 10. Each subject area will be putting on an exciting activity to give students a flavour of their chosen subject. This year's event takes place on Thursday 20th June from 8.45am until 3pm.
Students should check with their Technology / Art Teacher or Community Tutor to check that they are on the list.[Published: 17/06/2013]
We've added copies of the latest letters to the site... we have an update on the Home Learning Programme, going over the positives and negatives and how the Academy plans to proceed in the summer term. We also have a reply slip which has been sent home to collect parental contact email addresses - The Academy intends to make more use of electronic communications from September. Finally, you'll also find a copy of the lineup for the Music at the Market event, taking place on Saturday 29th June from 10am til 4pm, courtesy of Building Ossett Better.[Published: 17/06/2013]
Local Offer Consultation
Government wants all councils to make sure that it is easy to find out what is available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disabilities up to the age of 25 in a local area. Branded 'Local Offer', this must cover everything that is available from education, health, social care and the voluntary sector (charities, support groups).
Wakefield Education Authority would like to get your ideas about what should be included in the Local Offer as their starting point. This is the first opportunity for parents, carers, children and young people to let us know what they think should be included. For more information, and access to their online questionnaire, please visit the WMDC Local Offer site.[Published: 12/06/2013]
Christmas That Rocks - Suspected Hoax
Earlier this year, schools across the country received an email inviting them to book places for a trip to the London EdExcel arena to participate in a group-recording of a Christmas Single with X-Factor stars under the project name "Christmas That Rocks". Ossett Academy, like a number of other schools, had collected money from students for this trip but we have now discovered that the event is a suspected hoax (see press release from Birmingham Grid for Learning foundation).
Fortunately this discovery was made before The Academy passed on any funds, therefore we're pleased to announce that all parents will receive a full refund.
If any parents have further concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us for further information.[Published: 10/06/2013]