About Us

Outwood Academy Freeston provides education for 11-16 year olds, and is situated in the heart of Normanton, West Yorkshire near the city of Wakefield.

Outwood Academy Freeston aims to provide the best education for all its students by promoting the highest academic standards through quality teaching and learning. It develops students with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that will prepare them well for the future. We aim to create and sustain a positive learning environment and work in partnership with parents and the wider community to improve in every aspect of our work.

Outwood Academy Freeston is a member of Outwood Grange Academies Trust. The Trust currently sponsors a number of secondary and primary schools in the region. Outwood Grange Academy has been a National Teaching school for many years and was accredited as one of the country’s first Teaching Schools.

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
Sabiha Laher
Associate Executive Principal
Toby Rutter
Lisa Allott
Vice Principal
Jo Grant
Vice Principal
Leigh Marsh
Lizzy Coultous
Business Manager
Jackie Perkins
Assistant Principal
Tom Daniels
Assistant Principal
Ben Eccersley
Assistant Principal
Tony Watson
Associate Assistant Principal
Adam Appleby
Associate Assistant Principal
Tom Clegg
Associate Assistant Principal
Nicola Fernandez
Associate Assistant Principal
Mick Hill
Associate Assistant Principal
Amy Tilford

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