Outwood Academy City

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

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.

View Outwood Academy City’s latest Ofsted report


Address: Stradbroke Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S13 8SS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 235 8120
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