Ousedale School is an 11-19 academy based on two campuses; Newport Pagnell and Olney. In 2015 and 2018, we were the top school in Milton Keynes for progress at GCSE, placing us in the top 30% in the country. The Department for Education has congratulated us for achieving outstanding results at GCSE. The Sixth Form has an enviable reputation locally and nationwide; 10% of students join us from other schools. Over 50% of students achieve A*/B at A level.
We have an absolute belief that all children can succeed. Our vision is shared by all staff and increasingly communicated throughout the school by students. It is: “Ousedale School will provide all students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to contribute and successfully compete in a changing world locally, nationally and globally.”
Our enrichment, ASPIRE (broadening minds) programme, DofE and on average at least 33 residential trips and year not only gives students amazing additional opportunities, but they support the development of character, knowledge, vocabulary, team work and leadership.
Our pastoral team, supported by access to over 30 mental health programmes, counsellors and learning mentors ensure all children are safe, nurtured and supported through difficult times. HMI tell us ‘incidents of poor behaviour and bullying are low and dealt with well’.
The School is a specialist music academy and we admit up to 36 out of catchment students a year on musical aptitude. We are consistently oversubscribed with 760 students in 2018-2019 applying for 360 places.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Headteacher September 2019
Updated September 2019