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Summer 2017 Laos and Cambodia Expedition

This summer 3 members of staff and 11 students from Outwood Academy Valley undertook a 3 week expedition to Cambodia and Laos. Whilst in Laos they trekked through the Phou Hin Poun Jungle and spent 5 days at theTansoum project where they taught English and built a wall around the village school. In Cambodia time was spent visiting The UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat and the thought provoking Killing Fields. Below is a selection of some of the amazing moments that were captured on camera.

Parents/Carers please insist your child wear a cycle helmet for their safety when riding their bike at all times!


The Consultation on NCC’s proposed updates to arrangements for supporting schools and other educational settings to make additional provision for children and young people with complex SEND (High Needs) is available on the NCC Consultation website, where you will also find a link to the powerpoint with more details and a related letter from the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds. The link to the NCC Consultation website is:

Parents/Carers, please access and respond to the consultation which will be open from 18 January to 15 February 2019.



Latest News

  • Sports Day 2019 - New Date - Friday 19th July 2019

    Please note that Sports Day has been rescheduled to Friday 19th July 2019, weather permitting!


  • Sports Day - Friday 5th July 2019 POSTPONED

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, please note that the Sports Day scheduled for 05.07.2019 has had to be postponed, new date to be announced soon.


  • Car Parking

    Please can we remind visitors, parents and carers to be respectful of the local vicinity and residents when dropping off and picking up students and when parking in the local area to visit the Academy for events. Thank you.


  • May Day Bank Holiday 2020 - Change of Date

    Please be aware that next year's May Day bank holiday has moved from Monday 4th May 2020 to Friday 8th May 2020, so that it coincides with the anniversary of VE day. Thank you.



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.


We are pleased to be working with HeppSY+ again this year to inform students and parents about the opportunities that further and higher education can offer. At this stage student data for every child is being collected for analysis. Please read the attached information. Thank You.

Future First

Calling all former students!

If you are a former student of Outwood Academy Valley, we want to hear from you!
Your experiences since leaving could help to inspire our current students in making decisions about their future. We’d love you to join our alumni network and stay connected with the Academy.
We’ve partnered with the national education charity Future First, who specialise in helping academies like ours to stay connected with their former students.
You can choose how and when you help – perhaps you can act as a career and education role model, provide work experience or become a mentor.
It doesn’t matter when you left us, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.
In order to sign up, just follow this link and fill in the online form – we promise it will only take a couple of minutes:

Outwood Post 16 Centre Prospectus 2018-2019

Careers Inc


Help Keep Our Children Safe!

Careers Award Mark Awarded to OAV!

Outwood Academy Valley are proud to announce it has now achieved the Career Award for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Unicef UK Recognition of Commitment (ROC) for your rights-respecting work awarded to OAV!


We are pleased to announce that Outwood Academy Valley has successfully achieved the Unicef UK Recognition of Commitment (ROC) for your rights-respecting work.

Letters/Tips/Information for Parents

Leading Parent Partnership Award


Parent Voice



Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Outwood Academy Valley we make sure our students are aware of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe.

We are committed to improving E-Safety not only in school but at home as well.

Outlook Magazine



Enrichment Timetable



Uniforms can now be ordered online.
To order uniform follow these simple steps:
STEP 2: LEA Code: LEA00641SC
STEP 3: Place your order to be delivered to your door

The Schoolwear Centre
64A West Gate
NG18 1RU
Tel 01623 650782

Trutex Uniform Dates 2018/19

New Y7 September 2019 Intake collection:
Monday 29th July from 10.00am – 3.00pm

All year groups:
Monday 2nd September 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Parent View

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.