About the Academy

The Academy

We are a large junior school (453 on roll) in the heart of our community. As a school and Multi Academy Trust, we want to be known for placing children first: raising standards and we transform lives.

We pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of education within a safe, caring and positive environment and we embrace the opportunity to ensure that all children, irrespective of their starting points, make progress, achieve their full potential and receive an excellent education.

We strive to make our pupil’s learning as exciting and enjoyable as we can – ensuring all aspects of learning are rich, enhanced and engage all learners. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum through creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning through the use of our Learner Model and Collaborative Structures.

Across all subjects, our curriculum frameworks promote high standards through progression in both the acquisition of knowledge and skills.

The whole school progressive framework for English provides children with real-life and engaging purposes and audiences for reading, writing, speaking and listening. Children read widely and often across the curriculum supported by our use of innovative ICT based systems which track children’s developing fluency and depth of comprehension.

Learning from international practice, our approach to mathematics involves two mathematics lessons each day. Using our ‘same day intervention approach’ children’s learning is personalised at the point of need to ensure that they are challenged and supported to acquire new skills and knowledge each day. Children develop fluency and depth within the curriculum and as a result they grow as confident mathematicians.

Our curriculum model is delivered in a thematic approach built on collaboration between all of our academies. Children collaborate within their academy as well as between other Outwood academies and schools around the world. The 6 Trust- wide annual themes of ‘Explore’, ‘Discover’, ‘Create’, ’Imagine’, ‘Invent’ and ‘Inspire’ provide a commonality of approach across our academies whilst at the same time allowing classes to innovate and personalise their learning. The curriculum is based on real-life contexts for learning with opportunities to celebrate and share outcomes with a range of audiences through our Pledges system.

Mr Matthew Vickers
Principal