About Us

We are proud that Outwood Academy Shafton is rated Good by Ofsted and we are delighted to be based in the picturesque village of Shafton, in the South Yorkshire metropolitan borough of Barnsley, near Sheffield.

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

The Academy became part of the Outwood Family of Schools in 2015 and as a member of the Outwood Family we believe in putting Students First, raising standards and transforming lives.

Find out more about OGAT's vision and values

Leadership Team

Chief Executive
Sir Martyn Oliver
Chief Executive Principal
Julie Slater
Executive Principal
Cara Ackroyd
Alison McQueen
Vice Principal
Julian Mellor
Vice Principal
Tom Peel
Associate Vice Principal
Ian Simpson
Leanne Burgin
Business Manager
Jane Goldthorpe
Assistant Principal
Phil Jeffries
Assistant Principal
Esther Littlewood
Assistant Principal
Sarah Riley
Associate Assistant Principal
Josh Bray
Associate Assistant Principal
Miles Crosby
Associate Assistant Principal
Laura Kaye
Associate Assistant Principal
Rob Keen
Associate Assistant Principal
Kate Wragg

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