Ofsted Inspection Letter
Please see the attached letter with the result of the academies recent inspection.
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.
Changes to the Academy Uniform from September 2019
Please see the letter and picture below regarding the changes to the academy uniform.
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”.
We are delighted to announce that Outwood Academy Portland has been successful in achieving re-accreditation of the Prospects Gold Standard Quality Award for our CEIAG (Careers Education Information and Guidance).
Year 11 students invited to tea with the Principal.
All deposits for the French trip need to be in by Wednesday 30th January 2019. The trip will take place on Saturday 22nd June 2019 until Wednesday 26th June 2019.
On Thursday 10th January 2019 Outwood Academy Portland represented Bassetlaw at the Basketball finals.
On 19th December 2018, the Year 11 English and the Year 9 GCSE Drama groups went to watch an astounding performance of the original Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol performed by the TaylorMade Company.
In July 2018 two coaches filled with Year 7 and Year 8 Outwood Academy Portland students went on a visit to the Costa Brava in Spain.
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.