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

Chief Executive
Sir Martyn Oliver
Chief Executive Principal
Julie Slater
Executive Principal
Lynn James
Associate Executive Principal
Toby Rutter
Head of School
Suzie Day
Vice Principal
Steve Godfrey
Vice Principal
Gary Ives
Vice Principal
Caroline Langley
Kim Penn
Business Manager
Lisa Waterson
Assistant Principal
Sarah Backhouse
Assistant Principal
Kate Haworth
Assistant Principal
Brooke Hodgson
Assistant Principal
Kate Shevill
Associate Assistant Principal
Tom Baker
Associate Assistant Principal
Andy Cross
Associate Assistant Principal
Katie Scrimshaw
Associate Assistant Principal
Sam Sherwood
Associate Assistant Principal
Emma Varley

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