About

Chief Executive: Martyn Oliver
Principal: Mr Mark Hassack
Age: 11-16
Number on roll: 880
Annual Admission number: 270

Outwood Academy Acklam opened in September 2013 sponsored by the Outwood Grange Academies Trust.

Outwood Grange Academy founded the Trust to lead the improvement of other schools in the North East of England.

Our Academy vision is “Students First.” We put our students at the heart of everything we do. We simply believe that “the whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.” (Sir Michael Wilkins).

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. Fast-track opportunities and workshops provide accelerated routes for some students while others have the time to succeed with an extended Key Stage 4. Vocational, practical, creative and academic qualities are valued equally in the Academy where we really do embrace the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda.