About Us

Outwood Academy Riverside opened in September 2020. This is the first Free School within Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) and joins the Northern region. Riverside is the third school within Middlesbrough, with Outwood Acklam and Outwood Ormesby being pre-existing schools.

We are a welcoming and supportive academy, with a relentless determination to provide the very best education for every child. We place children at the centre of everything we do, with a focus on creating a culture of success and a positive climate for learning.

Find out more about OGAT's vision and values

Leadership Team

Chief Executive
Martyn Oliver
Chief Executive Principal
Julie Slater
Executive Principal
Mark Hassack
Associate Executive Principal
Steve Merifield
Principal
Melissa Brant-Smith
Vice Principal
Samantha Green
Associate Assistant Principal
Elli Hanmer
Associate Assistant Principal
Michael Wood

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