About the Academy

Outwood Academy Freeston

  • Chief Executive Officer: Mr Martyn Oliver
  • Chief Executive Principal: Mrs Julie Slater
  • Associate Executive Principal: Mrs Lynn James
  • Principal: Mrs Lisa Allott
  • Age: 11-16
  • Number on roll: 769
  • Annual admission number: 210


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.

Our mission is to continue to put students at the centre of everything we do, to give them the best life chances and to make learning an exciting and enjoyable lifelong experience. We want to give every young person at Outwood Academy Freeston a first class education in their local community. The aim of all is to provide our students with the knowledge, skills and understanding that they will need in order for them to realise their ambitions, pursue their chosen career pathways and to make valuable contributions to society.

We aim to:

  • Provide students and staff with a learning community which is safe and secure.
  • Provide students and staff with a learning community that encourages a healthy approach and lifestyle.
  • Provide students with a learning environment which encourages them to pursue career pathways that will ensure they are self supporting citizens of the future.
  • Provide students with a learning environment that inspires, motivates and gives all students access to a curriculum, both academic and through personal development, which allows them to achieve to their potential. Above all provide a learning experience that is enjoyed by all.
  • Provide students with personal development opportunities which encourage good citizenship through an understanding of the contribution each of us can make to our communities, local, national and global.
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.

Outwood Academy Freeston
Favell Avenue
Normanton
WF6 1HZ
Tel: 01924 302560