The Featherstone Academy

Wakefield, United Kingdom

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

About The Featherstone Academy

The Featherstone Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school situated in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. There are approximately 345 students at the school between the ages of 11-16.   

Formerly Featherstone High School, in 2005 it was renamed Featherstone Technology Centre after becoming a specialist Technology College. In 2012, the school converted to academy status and changed its name in 2014 to Featherstone Academy, after getting new sponsorship from Rodillian Multi Academy Trust – a West Yorkshire based trust who support seven schools in the district.      

Head of School 

Mrs Jo Wray   

Values and vision 

The Featherstone Academy wants to provide “private school opportunities” and is committed to ensuring that all students achieve their goals in a supportive and stimulating learning environment. The academy wishes for pupils to learn the values of good behavior, discipline and respect and implements them in everyday school life. The school wants pupils to have the courage to take risks when it comes to learning, and believes that failure is just part of the journey in order to succeed. The Featherstone Academy organise various learning programmes, such as the Rise and Read scheme, where Year 7 pupils spend time each day involved in reading activities, to help them gain confidence in their abilities and install a love of learning.        


"Movement around the academy is calm and orderly. Students are polite, welcoming and show consideration for each other. Physically disabled students are integrated well and treated with respect and courtesy. Students arrive on time for lessons with the necessary equipment and they respond quickly to any requests from staff. They work well together in groups or pairs and there is very little low level disruption in lessons which leaves teachers free to concentrate on teaching".         

View The Featherstone Academy’s latest Ofsted report 

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Address: Pontefract Road, Featherstone, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 5AJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1977 722805