Outwood Academy Bydales

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Outwood Academy Bydales
Outwood Academy Bydales logo.jpeg
Type Academy
Principal Andrew Wappat
Chair of Governors Tricia Taylor
Location Coast Road
North Yorkshire
TS11 6AR
England Coordinates: 54°35′46″N 1°01′21″W / 54.59616°N 1.02257°W / 54.59616; -1.02257
Local authority Redcar and Cleveland
DfE number 807/4004
DfE URN 141399 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 760
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Asia, Africa, Americas, Oceania [1]
Website School website
Bydales School's Marlborough Avenue entrance (now demolished)

Outwood Academy Bydales (formerly Bydales School) is a secondary school in Marske-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England. In 2014 the school had an enrollment of 760 pupils.


Outwood Academy Bydales was previously Bydales School until 31 January 2015. Prior to this it was Marske County Modern School, built in 1965.[2][3][4]

The original school buildings were demolished [5] after completion of a new PFI building that was opened to pupils on 2 November 2006.[6] The new school buildings – which received criticism over its aesthetics, being described by a resident as "a terrible mess" with "huge liquorice allsorts" on the roof[7] – were officially opened by local MP Vera Baird on 7 November 2007.[8] The same day the school's fair trade shop began trading.[9][10]

The school was accepted, with 114 other schools, onto the trust school programme in April 2008.[11]

In 2008, 61% of pupils achieved 5A*-C GCSEs, including English and Maths.[12]

The school won the 'DCSF Award for Sustainable Schools in the North-East and Cumbria' in the Teaching Awards 2009.[13]

The school was inspected by Ofsted on 5 December 2013 where it was placed into special measures.[14] The school's headteacher Alaisdair Kesson resigned in December 2013, a year after joining the school.

On 19 June 2014 the school was announced to become a 'sponsored Academy', joining the Outwood Grange Family of Schools due to Bydales 'special measures' status. On 10 June 2014 the Evening Gazette published an article giving more details about the sponsor arrangements.[15]

After joining the Outwood Grange Family of Schools, Bydales School was renamed Outwood Academy Bydales, converting to an academy on 1 February 2015.[16] The uniform has also transitioned to the new Outwood style, initially with ties handed out to students, followed by the full uniform in January 2015 including blazers.[17]


Bydales has a small wind turbine, solar panels and a hydrogen fuel cell.[18]


The school's uniform comprises a black school jacket (blazer), white shirt/blouse, black trousers/skirt and tie.[19]

Notable people[edit]

Land Speed Record holder Andy Green grew up in Marske and attended Bydales.[20] Singer and songwriter Georgina Anderson also comes from Marske, she attended Bydales.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Vertical Mentor Groups". Outwood Academy Bydales. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Let’s meet again". Evening Gazette (Teesside). 29 March 2006. 
  3. ^ "Primary School, Osbaldwick". House of Commons. 24 July 1963. 
  4. ^ "Schools, Cleveland 1970". House of Commons. 15 April 1970. 
  5. ^ "Redcar and Cleveland Grouped Schools PFI". Robertsons. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Desira, Joanna (2 November 2006). "Pupils move into new surroundings". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 2 November 2006. 
  7. ^ "Allsorts School is tasteless". Evening Gazette. 3 August 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Craig, White (19 August 2006). "A D-minus for design". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 14 July 2007. 
  9. ^ "Bydales celebrate – and offer chance to fair trade". Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 11 November 2007. 
  10. ^ "Bydales School shows off eco-credentials". Evening Gazette Communities: TS11. 9 November 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Redcar schools win place on Trust programme". Evening Gazette. 11 April 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  12. ^ Desira, Joanna (15 January 2009). "Performance tables show huge improvement for Teesside schools". Evening Gazette. Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  13. ^ "Teaching Awards 2009: the winners". The Guardian. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Inspection report". Ofsted. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Failing Bydales School in Marske will rapidly improve according to new superhead sponsor". Evening Gazette. 10 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Establishment: Outwood Academy Bydales". Edubase. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Letters to Parents". Outwood Academy Bydales. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "School adopts windof change". Evening Gazette. 26 August 2006. Retrieved 14 July 2007. 
  19. ^ "Uniform". Outwood Academy Bydales. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Teesside man aims to smash land speed record". Evening Gazette. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 

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