Chief Executive & Academy Principal: Mr Martyn Oliver
Regional Chief Executive: Mrs Julie Slater
Associate Executive Principal: Mrs Sabiha Laher
Associate Principal: Mrs Michelle Colledge-Smith
Number on roll: 2131
Annual Admission number: 360
Outwood Grange Academy opened in September 2009 as an Academy of Excellence, sponsored by Outwood Grange Academies Trust. Outwood Grange Academy has founded the Trust to lead the improvement of other schools in the North East of England. The Trust currently sponsors a number of secondary and primaries in the region.
Outwood Grange Academy has been a National Training school for eleven years and has been accredited as one of the country’s first Teaching Schools.
The predecessor school Outwood Grange College of Technology was judged by Ofsted in 2006 to be “Outstanding” in every single category and “Outstanding” overall. The Academy received an Ofsted monitoring visit in January 2011 and was judged to have made “Outstanding Progress” since opening in 2009. The Academy received a full Ofsted inspection in February 2012 and again was awarded “Outstanding” in all categories and for overall effectiveness.
Outwood Grange Academy Ofsted Inspection, 8-9 February 2012
“The drive for the Academy’s success comes from the outstanding work of its leaders.”
We aim to:
In 2016, examination results were once again exceptionally high 84% of students achieved A*-C in both English and Maths.
2017 sees the introduction of 9-1 system rather than A*-C. As an Academy we are predicting that many students will secure a 5 or beyond in both English and Maths.
We are committed to providing high standards of education for students. Our Academy vision is ‘Students First.’ We put our students at the heart of everything we do, by focusing on ‘Raising Standards and Transforming Lives’. We simply believe that “#the whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”