Outwood Academy Valley are Outstanding!


This is a remarkable achievement on many fronts, not least that it sees both secondary schools (Outwood Academy Portland and Outwood Academy Valley) in Worksop, which were, prior to sponsorship by Outwood, both in special measures achieve Outstanding, that this has been achieved in six years and that Dr Phil Smith is the Principal of both academies.

Ofsted said of Dr Smith “The executive principal leads this school exceptionally well. His inspirational leadership is valued and respected by all staff and pupils. His strong moral purpose to ensure that no pupil is left behind has led to outstanding outcomes for pupils, giving them essential life chances”.