Outwood Academy Riverside

A new Secondary School for Middlesbrough opening in September 2020.

About OGAT


New Free Secondary School Approved for Middlesbrough

We are delighted to announce that our application to open a new free school in the Middlehaven area of Middlesbrough has been approved. The proposed new school will be named Outwood Academy Riverside, a change from the original suggestion of Outwood Academy Middlehaven, following discussions with local children and adults.

We are now entering the ‘pre-opening phase’ of our journey which means we are able to start incredibly exciting work, putting in place all the different elements to make a vision turn into a reality. One of the first steps in this phase is to secure and agree on a site where Outwood Academy Riverside is located, we will update you with news on this when we have it. If you wish to follow our journey updates will appear on our website and through our social media channels.

Thank you to everyone who has supported and shared our vision up until this point. We are ecstatic with the news and what this means to our local community, we will continue to update you along our journey. Our absolute focus remains Students First: Raising Standards and Transforming Lives.

If you would like to get involved and share your own views about key areas of focus for our new school please complete the short survey using the link below.

Year 6 Open Evenings 2019

We will be hosting two Year 6 Open Evenings on:

  • Monday 23rd September 2019
  • Monday 30th September 2019

These will be held at MFC Riverside Stadium from 5.30pm until 7.00pm.

Further details will be released early September.

To complete the survey, please click this link

For details on governance, please click this link