Outwood Academy Danum

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

Outwood Academy Danum
Armthorpe Road

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Coordinates53.534023°N 1.083193°W / 53.534023; -1.083193
Motto"Students first"
Local authorityDoncaster
Department for Education URN143938 Tables
PrincipalJayne Gaunt
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1274 as of January 2016
HousesAfrica, Asia, Americas, Australasia and Europe
Colour(s)Purple and gold          
Former namesDanum Grammar School; Danum School; Danum School Technology College; Danum Academy


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

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

Sixth form

Danum Sixth Form is located on Armthorpe Road 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

Danum Grammar School

Doncaster Technical High School for Boys


  1. "Danum School Technology College". Developing a key stage 4 curriculum. Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. 25 May 2006. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2009.
  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 31 May 2009.
  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 31 May 2009.
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