Ousedale School is an 11-19 academy based on two campuses, Newport Pagnell and Olney. We have an absolute belief that all children can succeed and become successful learners; Ofsted rates us good with outstanding features in May 2012 and May 2016.
In April 2017, we received an award for the standard of education provided at Ousedale School. The Educational Outcomes Award was awarded to us for achieving GCSE results in 2016 placing us in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally.
In June 2015 we were voted the top school in Milton Keynes based on the last three years' results at both GCSE and A level and we have also received recognition from the Department for Education for consistently achieving outstanding results at GCSE. The Sixth Form has an enviable reputation locally and nationally; 15% of students join us from other schools. Ofsted in May 2016 said ‘by the end of Year 13 students made above average progress in their A levels.’ The academic side in the Sixth Form is particularly strong. A significant number of students study the Sciences and Humanities at A level and on average 25 students per year study Further Maths.
Extra-curricular activities and our enrichment programme, which includes the Duke of Edinburgh Award, music and sport, make Ousedale School an incredible place for students to learn and grow. All are encouraged to be good British citizens and build positive relationships; upholding the values of democracy, mutual respect and tolerance. The ethos created instils pride, a sense of belonging and prepares students for their adult life. In April 2017, the school was awarded a national Bronze award for the quality of music provided at Ousedale School and the results achieved. The School does incorporate selection by musical aptitude into our admission criteria. We admit up to 36 students from outside catchment who have an aptitude for music.
The School is consistently over-subscribed; we admit 360 in each year group and 420 in the Sixth Form. In March 2017 150 students were on our waiting list to join us in Year 7 for September 2017.
Pastoral care is very strong at the school and we pride ourselves in giving our young people individual support with personal issues. In our recent inspection the HMI also said, 'incidents of poor behaviour and bullying are low and dealt with well.’
We look forward to welcoming you to Ousedale School.