The Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) was born out of the success of Outwood Grange, a large school of 2,200 students which has achieved record exam results every year for the past 10 years, culminating in 84% including English & Maths. Outwood Grange is an Outstanding school recognised by Ofsted – achieving all Grade 1s – and was one of the first National Leader of Education Support Schools.
We believe we have the capacity and the experience to inspire students and staff and bring about rapid and sustained improvement for the benefit of the Local Authority and community.
David Earnshaw, Chair of the Board of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year’s Honours’ list for his services to education.
Martyn Oliver, Chief Executive has said “I am delighted that David has been recognised in the Honours for his tireless and selfless commitment as a volunteer to lead Outwood in supporting thousands of children to experience a better education. He is passionate about closing the social mobility gap and has always placed the needs of children first at the heart of everything he does. He is highly respected by all who come into contact with him, particularly the chairs and governors of individual schools and other system leaders.”
David Earnshaw said “I am very proud to accept this honour, and in doing so, I recognise the great efforts of all my fellow governors within Outwood. Their personal voluntary commitment plays a key part in enabling our academies to raise standards and transform the life-chances of children within our communities. It is a privilege to be the Chair of Trustees at Outwood Grange Academies Trust.”
Congratulations to Sue Hague and Ralph Pickles, Directors of Outwood Grange Academies Trust Board, for their designation as National Leaders of Governance.
Outwood Academy Valley had an Ofsted inspection on 23rd and 24th May, the Board are delighted to confirm that it moved from Good to Outstanding across all areas.
Outwood Academy Ormesby had an Ofsted inspection on 18th and 19th May and we are delighted to report that it moved from Special Measures to Good!