Chief Executive: Martyn Oliver
Executive Principal: Mark Hassack
Principal: Steve Merifield
Number on roll: 1197
Annual Admission number: 270 (To change to 210 as of September 2019)
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: raising standards and transforming lives” Martyn Oliver, CEO
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.
Between 10.25 and 11.00 half the students are in their Vertical Mentoring Groups (mixed age tutor groups) whilst half are having break. They then swap over.
Lunch is split so that within the period 12.00 – 1.30, all students have 30 minutes lunch and 1 hour lesson. Year 7 will have their lunch without any other year group.