About the Academy

Chief Executive: Martyn Oliver
Executive Principal: Mark Hassack
Principal: Alex Howe
Age: 11-16
Annual Admission number: 150 for 2020 – 2022 and then increase to 210 from 2023

Outwood Academy Riverside will open in September 2020. This is the first Free School within Outwood Grange Academies Trust and joins the northern region. Riverside will be the third school within Middlesbrough, Outwood Acklam and Outwood Ormesby being pre-existing schools.

Outwood Grange Academy founded the Trust to lead the improvement of other schools in the North East of England.
Our Academy vision is: “Students first: raising standards and transforming lives” Martyn Oliver, CEO

We are committed to providing high standards of education for students. Our innovative curriculum enables students to become knowledge rich in a wide variety of subjects, ensuring that deep understanding is secured by all. Students build skills to access information in a variety of ways, they experience learning that creates natural curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, working independently or with others. Vocational, practical, creative and academic qualities are valued equally in the Academy where we really do embrace the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda. Our purpose is to equip children with the knowledge and skills they require to achieve the greatest success both within their school years and the years beyond this.

School Day Times
Period 1 8.25 – 9.25
Period 2 9.25 – 10.25
Break / Tutor 10.25 – 11.00
Period 3 11.00 – 12.00
Period 4 and Lunch 12.00 – 1.30
Period 5 1.30 – 2.30
Enrichment opportunities 2.30 – 3.30

Between 10.25 and 11.00 students will be either in Tutor groups or on break.

Lunch is split so that within the period 12.00 – 1.30, all students have 30 minutes for lunch and a 1 hour lesson. Year 7 will have their lunch without any other year group.