About the Academy

Chief Executive Officer Outwood Grange Academies Trust: Martyn Oliver
Chief Executive Principal, Secondary: Mrs Julie Slater
Principal: Darren Smith
Age: 11-16

Welcome to Outwood Academy Foxhills

Outwood Academy Foxhills (formerly Invenio Academy) opened on 1st September 2014, sponsored by Outwood Grange Academies Trust. Outwood Grange Academy founded the Trust to lead the improvement of other schools in the North East of England. Prior to its conversion, the former Invenio Academy had been placed in Special Measures following an Ofsted Inspection In January 2014.
Following a successful Ofsted Inspection in January 2016, Outwood Academy Foxhills was awarded National Support School status, and the Principal, Angela Hull, was designated a National Leader of Education. This was in recognition of the remarkable journey made by the school with the support of its students, staff, parents/carers and governors.
In 2016 the Academy celebrated record results with 65% of students gaining A*-C in English & Maths. The progress score of +.28 places Outwood Academy Foxhills in the top 11% of all schools nationally for student progress.
We are committed to providing high standards of education for students. Our innovative curriculum centred on a 2 year Key Stage 3 and a 3 year Key Stage 4 personalises the learning of all students. Vocational, practical, creative and academic qualities are valued equally in the Academy where we really do embrace the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda.
Our Academy vision is “Students First.” We put our students at the heart of everything we do with a focus on ‘Raising Standards and Transforming Lives’. We simply believe that “the whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.” (Sir Michael Wilkins).

The Academy Day

Students are expected on site by   8.20 am
Period 1   8.25 am – 9.25 am
Period 2   9.25 am – 10.25 am
VMG/Break /Assembly 1   10.25 am – 10.40 am
VMG/Break/Assembly 2   10.45 am – 11.00 am
Period 3   11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Period 4/ Staggered Lunch   12.00 pm – 1.30 pm
Period 5   1.30 pm – 2.30 pm
Enrichment Activities   2.30 pm until 3.30 pm late buses available