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About Us

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“The whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”

Sir Michael Wilkins - Academy Principal and Chief Executive

Outwood Academy Portland is a truly amazing place; the combination of outstanding, caring staff and committed, hardworking students makes every day remarkable.

The level of progress and achievement made by students is breathtaking, with results exceeding the top 1% of the country and students maturing into well rounded, intelligent, young adults – it is easy to see why staff and students value their time at Portland.

The learning environment and supportive ethos is all part of our vision, to offer a level of education that is undoubtedly world class.

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Outwood Academy Portland designated National Teaching School

We are delighted to announce that Outwood Academy Portland has been successful in achieving Teaching School status under the umbrella of the Outwood Institute of Education. Sir Michael Wilkins, Academy Principal and Chief Executive of OGAT, added “I am very proud of the success at Portland, and the hard work by staff and students that has made ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ and ‘Teaching School’ status possible.”

Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools. Outwood Academy Portland is one of just 61 schools in the whole of England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round.

Teaching Schools have been in existence since 2011 and are all rated as “outstanding". They work with partner schools in an alliance to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career. They raise standards through supporting other schools, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.

Dr Philip Smith, the Principal of Outwood Academy Portland said: “I am delighted that Portland has been recognised as a centre of excellence. It is a great honour to be a Teaching School and to be in the position to improve the life-chances for children in other schools across our region. We are looking forward to working closely with the existing Outwood Institute of Education to spread the great work they do to the East Midlands and South Yorkshire”.

Train to Teach with the OIE

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The Outwood Institute of Education is currently recruiting trainee teachers for primary and secondary places across our Family of Schools. This one year course, starting in September 2015, is suitable for graduates looking to make a difference in a rewarding and stimulating profession. Please see our website below for more details.

Visit the Outwood Institute of Education Website

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Latest News

  • Outwood Academy Portland - Local winner of the Pupil Premium 2016 Award.

    Outwood Academy Portland - local winner of the Pupil Premium 2016 Award and the only school in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire to be invited to apply for the Regional / National 2016 Award!

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  • The Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

    Outwood Academy Portland have been invited to join schools across the country to take on a robotics challenge that will see student teams involved in ‘space missions’.

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  • Year 8 Options Booklet

    The latest year 8 options booklet is now available for you to download. Deadline for submitting options is Wednesday 3rd February 2016.

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  • Childcare Survey in Nottinghamshire

    Nottinghamshire County Council want to hear from parents and carers about their experiences and views about accessing and paying for childcare.

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze awards

    21 Outwood Academy Portland students successfully pass their Bronze expeditions.

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  • Buzzing about books

    As part of the academies ongoing commitment to improve reading skills and to encourage a love of reading for life, year 7 students have received a free book courtesy of a book scheme called Book Buzz.

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PE Department

  • Year 8 Rugby District Tournament

    The year 8s were competing in their first competition of the year in rugby. The boys got off to a great start beating Retford Oaks by a comfortable score 4 tries to nil.

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  • Year 7/8 Netball District Tournament

    Portland took a year 8 and a year 7 team as we had enough girls going to practice to take two teams. All the other participating schools had a combined year 7/8 team.

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  • Outwood School Games 2015

    This was open for Years 9-11 Boys and Girls and an additional team of Paralympians.

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