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About Ossett Academy


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About Ossett Academy

  • Ossett Academy is a mixed 11-18 secondary academy, situated in the town of Ossett, with the Accord Sixth Form provision based onsite.

  • The school was founded in 1735, originally in the centre of Ossett, but the building was demolished to make way for a new Town Hall. The new co-educational Ossett Grammar School opened on our current site in 1907. Today, our site is multi-faceted with a mixture of old and new buildings – the original 20th-century listed building remains at the heart of the academy.

  • The Academy remains judged as Good following Ofsted’s most recent inspection in November 2022.

  • The academy is much larger than an average secondary school, with more than 1,700 students on roll (including Sixth Form).

  • The proportion of students supported through Pupil Premium is below the national average.

  • The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is above average.

  • The academy offers a wealth of extracurricular opportunities in sport, music and performing arts, as well as a number of annual educational visits across all key stages.

  • Prospective families are invited to attend our annual Open Evening, and many other showcase events take place throughout the year to enable us to share our students’ progress and talent.

  • Our GCSE and A Level provision is excellent, and in 2023, our headline attainment was above the national average:

    • GCSE – 28% of students achieved grades 7-9 across all subjects

    • GCSE – 74% of students achieved grade 4+ in both English and Maths

    • A Level – 77% of students achieved grades A*-C

  • The academy produces a weekly celebratory newsletter, published on our website and sent to parents, which provides details of student successes, activities and news stories. Examples can be found here.

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Ossett Academy Aims

  • To be a dynamic learning community that promotes enjoyment, opportunities and friendship.

  • To promote excellence by inspiring students to realise their full potential, achieve high standards and have the courage and resilience to accept and adapt to new challenges.

  • To ensure all pupils are able to achieve their potential no matter what their starting point.

  • To engage pupils, raise their aspirations and instill a love of learning in all aspects of the curriculum.

  • To develop life-long learners with the skills and determination to succeed in an ever-changing technological world.

  • To maintain a safe, caring and healthy environment for all which creates hopes, dreams and aspirations.

  • To continually improve and develop our approaches to classroom and assessment practice, leading to excellent outcomes and progress across all key stages.

  • To develop self-awareness and tolerance towards others with different cultures and beliefs.

  • To ensure all students are supported to live balanced healthy lives that are rich with both academic and extracurricular opportunities.

  • To create responsible members of a local, national and international community who promote equality and respect and understand the value of our environment and its future.

  • To maintain the highest possible standards across all aspects of academy life.

We place particular emphasis on:

Academic Excellence

Pupil Care

Behaviour and Discipline

Career and Post 16 Pathways


Nurturing Well-Rounded Individuals

Read more about the ethos and values of the academy here.