About Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate

Ethos and Values

As a school and Multi Academy Trust, we firmly believe that the whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect that single goal.

We pride ourself on delivering a high standard of education within a safe, caring and positive environment where, irrespective of their starting points, all children make progress and achieve their full potential. We believe all children have a talent and children leave Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate with a clear sense of what that talent is and how they need to further develop that talent to succeed in the wider world.

We strive to make our pupil’s learning as exciting and enjoyable as we can - ensuring all aspects of learning are rich, enhanced and engage all learners. We work to enable our children to become successful, independent learners, to achieve the best they can in order to prepare them for life beyond Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate.

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Principal - Mr L Wilson
Principal - J D Savage
Vice Principal - Mr P Foster

Designated Senior Person - J D Savage
Deputy Designated Person - P Foster


Mrs Jacqueline Savage - Principal
Mrs Savage is the Principal at Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate


Lee Wilson is an Executive Principal and National Leader of Education for Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT). Lee is currently responsible for the primary academies within the family.
Since joining the Trust, Lee has led the development of our primary model. The implementation of this has led to significant transformation of our primary academies. In May 2014, Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane moved from satisfactory to good. In September, Outwood Primary Academy Kirkhamgate secured the judgment of outstanding having previously been in Special Measures. This is a significant achievement given that this was achieved in only 4 terms.
Lee is an award winning teacher (National Teaching Awards) and has led a range of training on leadership, assessment and curriculum development at local, national and international level.


Mr P Foster

Mr Paul Foster is the Vice Principal at Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate.


Miss Heather Cooper
KS1 Leader
Year 2 Teacher


Mrs Katie Pitts
EYFS Leader
Reception Teacher


Mrs Jo Thompson
KS2 Leader
Year 5 Teacher

School Day

8.55am Children arrive and line up in the playground. This allows lessons to start promptly at 9.00am. The school day finishes at 3.15pm