Change of date for early May bank holiday in 2020

The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Exam Results for Summer 2019

Exam results for Summer 2019 will be on Thursday 22nd August 2019 at 10.00am-12.30pm. Any student who cannot make this, needs to bring a signed letter from themselves, to the exams office, should they wish anyone else to collect it for them.


About Us

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.


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”.

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Latest News

  • Invitation to give your views on Nottinghamshire's Strategy for Improving Educational Opportunities for All

    We are now seeking the views of all learning providers, relevant teams within Nottinghamshire County Council, key services and partners and, of course, children, young people and their families on the updated strategy.


  • Rising Star

    Year 7 student James W is set to compete in the English Trampolining Championships final to be held at Sheffield EIS in September 2019.


  • Discover Us

    Outwood Academy Portland students take part in a programme aimed to help young people find out more about university.


  • RLSS World Lifesaving Competition

    On the 16th and 17th March 2019 Jess S. in Year 10 competed in the RLSS National Lifesaving Competition at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.


  • Comic Relief

    On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March 2019, Student Voice at Outwood Academy Portland held and organised a bake sale to raise money for Comic Relief.


  • Charity Event

    Outwood Academy Portland students inspired by school assembly to organise her own charity event.



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.

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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.