About the Academy

Outwood Academy Redcar

Chief Executive Officer: Mr M Oliver
Chief Executive Principal: Mrs J Slater
Associate Executive Principal: Mr Andrew Wappat
Principal: Mrs A Sweeten
Age: 11-16
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We are a growing academy in the coastal town of Redcar. In 2017 the academy was placed 8th in the Tees Valley, 22nd in the North East and 1st in Redcar for progress of students using the Progress 8 measure.

Outwood Academy Redcar opened on 1 October 2017, sponsored by Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT). The original Outwood Grange Academy in Wakefield founded the Trust to lead the improvement of other schools in the North East of England. The Trust currently sponsors a number of secondary and primaries in the region. Outwood Grange Academy has been a National Training school for ten years, was accredited as one of the country’s first Teaching Schools. The recently founded Outwood Institute of Education continues this work into the future.

Our Academy vision is ‘Students First.’ We put our students at the heart of everything we do, and drive change in our schools quickly by focusing on ‘Raising Standards, Transforming Lives’. We simply believe that “the whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”

We are committed to providing high standards of education for students. Our innovative vertical curriculum centred on a two year Key Stage 3 and a three year Key Stage 4 personalises the learning of all students. Fast-track opportunities and workshops provide accelerated routes for some students while others have the time to succeed with an extended Key Stage 4. Vocational, practical, creative and academic qualities are valued equally in the Academy where we really do embrace the ‘Transferable Skills’ agenda.