About Us


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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.

Letters to Parents

New Behaviour Policy

Please click the text above to view the Trust’s new behaviour policy which the CEO has been developing since his appointment in September 2016. This policy was ratified by the Trust Board on 09.03.18 and was initially trialled in a number of academies until full roll-out across the Trust for September 2018.

The new policy builds on the old one, keeping the emphasis on high standards and high levels of support for students to achieve their best but crucially provides even greater options for students to choose to correct their behaviour before being faced with a Fixed Exclusion (temporary suspension) or Permanent Exclusion.

If you have any questions about the policy, please do contact the relevant academy.

Latest News

  • Outwood Junior Academy Brumby

    We would like to welcome Outwood Junior Academy Brumby to the Trust!


  • Outwood Academy Bydales are Outstanding!

    We are delighted to be able to share today with students, parents, carers and the entire school community that in the recent inspection, inspectors have judged Outwood Academy Bydales to be outstanding.


  • Outwood Academy Shafton is a Good school!

    Outwood Academy Shafton is absolutely thrilled to announce that, after their recent Ofsted inspection, the academy has been judged to be "Good" in every category, with Overall Effectiveness also judged to be "Good".


Mr. David Earnshaw, has had the honour of being awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours’ list.

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.”

A student’s experience of Outwood being asked to sponsor their school.

A former student of Outwood Academy Carlton gave their speech at the academy’s Open Evening on Wednesday 4th October 2017.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust celebrates student success!