Letters / Notices
- 29th Apr - Bikefest Challenge
- 24th May - Bikefest Challenge (last day)
- 13th May - Y12 Study Leave
- 23rd May - Yr13 StandDown Celebration
- 24th May - Yr13 Study Leave Begins
- 24th May - School Closes for Half-Term
- 31st May - School Closes for Half-Term (last day)
- 07th Jun - Y12 Study Leave (last day)
- 10th Jun - National Schools Week
- 14th Jun - National Schools Week (last day)
- 18th Jun - UCAS Information Evening
- 20th Jun - Sixth Form Interview Day
- 21st Jun - UCAS Fair at Sheffield University
- 26th Jun - Sixth Form Leavers 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]
Letters / Notices Updates
There have been a lot of updates in the letters department for parents this week, covering the Year 11 StandDown Celebration, protective equipment in Science & Technology, as well as more general updates on preparation and presentation for students. These can all be downloaded via the Letters / Notices block on the lefthandside of the frontpage of our website.[Published: 16/05/2013]
Art & Textiles Exhibition - Tuesday 14th May
To celebrate the achievements of our Sixth Form Art & Textiles Students, we are holding an exhibition of works tomorrow night (Tuesday 14th May) from 6 til 8pm in the Art Department. Refreshments will be available.[Published: 13/05/2013]
Barcelona Trip Information Evening
There will be an information evening for students and their parents / carers on Thursday 16th May at 6.30pm in Frankland Hall regarding this year's trip to Barcelona.[Published: 10/05/2013]
Cologne Trip - Places Still Available
3 places have become available on this year's Cologne Trip taking place from Sun 1st until Friday 6th Dec. The trip costs 360 pounds, and covers all travel and accommodation expenses, as well as trips to Bayer Leverkusen Football Stadium, Imhoff Stollwerk chocolate museum, Fantasia Land Theme Park, and more. Any parents with a child interested in one of these places should contact Miss Lees in the MFL department.[Published: 30/04/2013]