About Us

Sir michael

“The whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”

Sir Michael Wilkins - Academy Principal and Chief Executive

Letters To Parents

Literacy in the Academy

Word of the Week


"Word of the Week” is part of the Academy’s ongoing strategy to improve students’ literacy. Students are being taught the importance of language and the need for a good vocabulary, both for their school work and as an essential life skill. "Word of the Week" is shown around school on display monitors and on the website and has been designed to make students confident in their use of a range of complex words and their meanings.

Word of the Week is part of the "Dirty Thirty" - 30 commonly misspelt words which are used to focus on improving students literacy.

Train to Teach with the OIE


The Outwood Institute of Education is currently recruiting trainee teachers for primary and secondary places across our Family of Schools. This one year course, starting in September 2015, is suitable for graduates looking to make a difference in a rewarding and stimulating profession. Please see our website below for more details.

Visit the Outwood Institute of Education Website

We are celebrating Outstanding leadership and management in our first Ofsted

We are delighted to announce the release of our latest Ofsted report which states that the academy is now a good school with outstanding leadership and management.

To read a copy of the report please click here

Latest News

  • YOUR Future Pathways Event being held in school on Wednesday 14th October 2015 5pm – 7.30pm

    Outwood Academy Acklam invites ALL students in Y7-11 and parents and carers to YOUR Future Pathways Event being held in school on Wednesday 14th October 2015 5pm – 7.30pm. Click the news entry title for more information.


  • Post 16 - College Open Evenings & Events w/c 5/10/15

    College Open Evening and Events dates and times are now available. Click the above entry "Post 16 - College Open Evenings & Events w/c 5/10/15" for more information.


  • 2015 school leavers collection of certificates

    Your certificates will be available to collect from School Main Reception between the following dates and times: Monday 9 November 2015 to Friday 20 November 2015. Students can collect their certificates between 9.00am and 2.30pm.


  • Open Evening

    We are delighted to be able to invite you to the Outwood Academy Acklam Open Evening for current Year 6 pupils. Opening evening will be held on Tuesday 8th September 2015, 5pm-7:30pm.



Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Outwood Academy Acklam we make sure our students are aware of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe.

We are committed to improving E-Safety not only in school but at home as well.

Visit our E-Safety page: click here