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 Rachel Smith
  • Age: 11-16
  • Number on roll: 742
  • 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:

Outwood Academy Freeston
Favell Avenue
Tel: 01924 302560


Principal's Introduction

A warm welcome to The Outwood Academy Freeston website!

I am proud to be Principal at The Outwood Academy Freeston.

I am dedicated to ensuring that our students receive a high-quality education at Freeston that will allow them to achieve, enjoy the satisfaction of learning with all its challenges and leave with hope, ambition, confidence and the best set of qualifications possible for them to pursue their chosen career path.

Our staff work hard to look after, nurture and challenge our students, your children, to be the best that they can be, both socially and academically.

Why not book a tour at reception to see the Academy during a working day, or stop me or other staff members for a chat at the school gates about the progress of your child?

Mrs Rachel Smith, Principal