About the Academy

“Students first: raising standards and transforming lives.”

Chief Executive: Mr Martyn Oliver
Chief Executive Principal: Mrs Julie Slater
Executive Principal: Dr Philip Smith
Principal: Mr Andrew Downing
Age: 11-16
Number on roll: 945
Annual admission number: 240

Outwood Academy City joined Outwood Grange Academies Trust in January 2014. Outwood Grange Academies Trust is nationally recognised as a high performing academy chain.

The Academy building was constructed in 2011 with state of the art facilities. The Academy is undergoing a rapid transformation and attainment is improving year on year. Prior to the Academy conversion 43% of students achieved 5 A*-C in English and Maths, post conversion this rose to 55% and the results for 2015 increased to 68%. We are confident that our results for 2016 will be our best yet!

We are committed to providing high standards of education for students. Our innovative vertical curriculum centred on a 2 year Key Stage 3 and a 3 year Key Stage 4 personalises the learning of all students. Vocational, practical, creative and academic qualities are valued equally in the Academy where we really do embrace the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda.