Outwood Academy Danum

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Outwood Academy Danum
Motto "Students first"
Type Academy
Principal Jayne Gaunt
Location Armthorpe Road
South Yorkshire
53°32′02″N 1°04′59″W / 53.534023°N 1.083193°W / 53.534023; -1.083193Coordinates: 53°32′02″N 1°04′59″W / 53.534023°N 1.083193°W / 53.534023; -1.083193
Local authority Doncaster
DfE URN 143938 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 270
Capacity 1926
Students 1274 as of January 2016
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Africa, Asia, Americas, Australasia and Europe
Colours Purple and gold          
Former names Danum Grammar School; Danum School; Danum School Technology College; Danum Academy
Website danum.outwood.com

Outwood Academy Danum (formerly 'Danum School Technology College' and 'Danum Academy') is an academy school for the east of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Danum is the Roman name for Doncaster.


It is for ages 11–18. The academy is split into two sites;[1] the Main School which caters for the students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 on Armthorpe Road and the Sixth Form Centre which educates Years 12 and 13 on Leger Way. The main school site is next to the A18.


Grammar schools[edit]

Doncaster Technical High School for Girls became Doncaster Technical Grammar School for Girls in the early 1960s, later becoming Danum Grammar School for Girls on Danum Road. Doncaster Technical High School for Boys on Greyfriars Road moved to Armthorpe Road in the 1950s, and had a similar name change to the girls' school. Edward Semper, the headmaster of the boys' schools, was one of the UK's leading proponents of specialist technical schools.[2]

The Danum Grammar School for Boys (c.500 boys) and Danum Grammar School for Girls merged in 1970 to form the co-educational selective Danum Grammar School. It had a technical bias, similar to a technical school. At the same time Doncaster Grammar School had merged with its analogous female school. The school was administered by the County Borough of Doncaster Education Committee and had around 800 boys and girls.


In 1978 Danum Grammar School became the comprehensive Danum School, merging with Intake High School, located on Leger Way. Doncaster Grammar School became a comprehensive five years later in 1983.

Danum School gained Technology College status in 2002, and changed its name to reflect its new specialism.[3]


On 1 September 2011 Danum School Technology College formally gained academy status, and changed its name to Danum Academy.

In 2016, Danum Academy was taken over by Outwood Grange Academies and its name was changed to Outwood Academy Danum.

Former teachers[edit]

R E Witherden - Maths, K Scovell - Geography, S M Tuff - Physics, K I P Adamson - Chemistry, G Waite - Woodwork, M Gallagher - P.E., Derek Wilkinson - P.E., W. Watkin - English, E Beaglehole - English, ? Collins - Deputy Head, ? Challis - Mechanics, ? Jellyman - Art, Ned Moakes - Art, L M Knightall - Music, ? James - Technical Drawing & Woodwork, ? Runcieman - Maths, Mr Utton - Maths

Sixth form[edit]

Danum Sixth Form is located on Leger Way and has approximately 450 students. The sixth form only accepts students with certain academic requirements; these are 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English.

In 2005, Danum Sixth Form achieved the highest point score per A Level than any other sixth form in Doncaster. Also, over 80% of leavers in 2005 continued their studies to pursue degree courses; these included Oxford and Cambridge.

In 2016, the sixth form's A Level results remained above the Doncaster average, with a progress score of +0.18 and an average grade of C.[4]


The school won the English School's basketball championship in 2006, beating Shenfield School 76-65 in the National Final, which was played in the Hemel Hempstead sports centre.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

Danum Grammar School[edit]

Doncaster Technical High School for Boys[edit]


  1. ^ "Danum School Technology College". Developing a key stage 4 curriculum. Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. 25 May 2006. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  2. ^ University Technical Colleges
  3. ^ Wainwright, Martin (21 March 2002). "School Librarian, Danum School Technology College, Doncaster Lynne Coppendale Salary: £19,824-£21,282". Society Guardian - Society - Series: Public voices: Public values. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  4. ^ https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/137524
  5. ^ "English School's U-19 Basketball Final 2006". News. up-t-hoop.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 

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