Introduction

Rook’s Nest AcademyStudents at Rook's Nest Academy

Rook’s Nest Academy converted from an ‘Outstanding’ school to an Academy in September 2011. The Academy Trust was established by the Governing Body of it’s predecessor school, Rook’s Nest Junior, Infant and Nursery School.

The Academy is situated in the village of Outwood, approximately two miles north of Wakefield. The chair of Governors, Father John Butterworth, is the Vicar of Outwood.

The Academy is housed in a modern, open plan building. The governors have a phased plan of capital improvement which ensures that the Academy buildings are of a quality and appropriateness for 21st century teaching and learning. The Bishop Howe Building was completed in summer 2013 and incorporates specialist facilities for teaching Food Technology and music as well as a large library.

The grounds of the Academy provide a wonderful setting for outdoor learning and play and they include environmental areas.

There are currently 374 pupils on roll, divided into 12 classes. From September 2013 the Academy admitted 58 pupils into Upper Foundation Stage and over the published admission number in some year groups in Key stage 2.

The vast majority of children enter Lower Foundation Stage from the Rook’s Nest Academy Early Years Unit which admits children from 2 years of age.

The Academy also provides its own childcare services for wraparound, before and after school and holiday care, both of which were judged outstanding in 2011 and 2013.

Awards Rook’s Nest Academy Achievements

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