Outwood Academy City
Sheffield, United Kingdom
About Outwood Academy City
Chief Executive Officer: Martyn Oliver
Executive Principal: Phil Smith
Principal: Andrew Downing
Outwood Academy City is a school with a clear mission: to transform life chances for the young people of Sheffield. Having joined the nationally renowned Outwood Grange Academies Trust in January 2014, we are undergoing rapid transformation and enjoying significant and continuous improvement.
Prior to Academy conversion, 43% of our students gained five A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths. In 2018, over 68% of students achieved the new measure: English and Maths combined at grade 4 or above. We think this is testament to our innovative vertical curriculum, centred on maximising life chances for all.
Offering maximum flexibility, we enable the most ambitious and capable students to pursue fast-track programmes and workshops, whilst their peers can benefit from an extended KS4. Passionate about diversity and difference, we value vocational, practical, creative and academic talents equally and do whatever it takes to give our students the scope to shine.
Ofsted judged the academy to be ‘Good with Outstanding Leadership’ in February 2019. Inspectors noted that, “Leadership at all levels, including governance and support and guidance from the trust, is truly outstanding”.
“As a result of frequent opportunities to share good practice at the school and within the trust, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good and improving”.
“Pupils quickly respond to teachers’ expectations and instructions. The positive relationships evident are strongly contributing to pupils’ progress and their resilience when learning from their mistakes”.
“They take into account pupils’ barriers and issues and, consequently, provide high-quality wraparound care and support”.
As part of a high-performing multi-academy trust we embrace the opportunity to ensure that all children, irrespective of their starting point, receive an excellent education. We are committed to raising standards and transforming lives.