School closure update for parents and carers
Please click the link below for updated advice from the Government.
Parents Guide to National Careers Week
Please see the parents guide below to National Careers Week.
Timings of the school day
Currently the timings of the school day are as follows:
Period 1: 8.25am - 9.25am
Period 2: 9.25am - 10.40am (with a 15 minute break)
Tutor time:10.30am - 11.00am
Period 3: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Period 4: 12.00pm - 1.30pm (with a 30 minute lunch break)
Period 5: 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Year 7 - 11 Key Worker Provision Monday 4th January to Friday 5th March 2021
You only need to complete this questionnaire if you wish to take up the offer of key worker provision!
The Key Worker provision is full time provision for all 5 days from Monday 4th January until Friday 5th March 2021. Students who access this provision can attend in non-uniform, bring their school bag and usual equipment with them. They will be working in line with their normal timetable throughout each day, starting and finishing in line with their current school day using the normal year group entrances.
Children classed by the Government as vulnerable are expected to attend school full time from Monday 4th January to Friday 5th March 2021 and will be contacted individually by staff from the Academy. See link below for the definition of vulnerable children.
The list of Key Workers and definition of vulnerable children can be found on the link below.
Please complete a new form for each child if you are requesting Key Worker provision and your children are in different year groups.
Click below to nominate someone that you are proud of. Nominations can be made by parents/carers or other students.
Visitors to the Academy
Visitors to the academy should only attend by appointment unless it is an emergency. All visitors should wear a mask when on site, unless they have an exemption due to health reasons.
Please click the image to read a short statement from the Outwood Family
Mental Wellbeing Reminder
Just a reminder that our website has 2 green buttons, providing incredibly valuable support for students, families & staff as part of our mental well-being support strategy & also resources about helping manage social media. The buttons can be found by scrolling down this page.
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.
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”.
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Students at Outwood Academy Portland have continued to be awarded the outstanding results they deserve in their GCSEs.
Medicspot have announced a grant open to all UK students who will be going on to study a degree related to health, medicine, nursing or life sciences.
27 students represented the academy at the cross country championships in December 2019.
The Year 11 football team at Outwood Academy Portland are now District champions.
Congratulations to our Y9 Netball team.
Due to advances in Fitbit technology and their compatibility to mobile phones we regret to have to inform you that students will no longer be allowed to wear Fitbits from September 2018.
In addition, students should not wear Fitbits for any external examinations taking place this academic year.
Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.
Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.
By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child's school.