About Us

We are an 11-18 academy, based in the cathedral city of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, near Leeds, with a curriculum designed to stretch and enrich our students’ experience. Our relentless focus on learning ensures everyone has the right to learn.

We are a welcoming and supportive academy, with a relentless determination to provide the very best education for every child. We place students at the centre of everything we do, with a focus on creating a culture of success and a positive climate for learning.

The Academy became part of the Outwood Family of Schools in 2018 and as a member of the Outwood Family we believe in putting Students First, raising standards and transforming lives.

Find out more about OGAT's vision and values

Leadership Team

James Pape
Vice Principal
Steve Godfrey
Vice Principal
Gary Ives
Vice Principal
Julian Mellor
Nicola Benson
Business Manager
Lisa Waterson-Webster
Assistant Principal
Lee Allington
Assistant Principal
Sarah Backhouse
Assistant Principal
Katherine Haworth
Assistant Principal (Post 16)
Kathryn Shevill
Associate Assistant Principal
Thomas Baker
Associate Assistant Principal
Andrew Cross
Associate Assistant Principal
Rebecca Lee
Associate Assistant Principal
Sally Marlow
Associate Assistant Principal
Emma Varley

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