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 (from September 2020)

Chief Executive Principal - Mr L Wilson
Associate Executive Principal - Mrs J Clayton
Associate Principal - Mrs L Hadfield
Vice Principal - Miss L Cleasby

Designated Senior Person - Mrs L Hadfield
Deputy Designated Person - Miss L Cleasby, Mrs L Pugh


Mr L Wilson
Chief Executive Principal
National Leader of Education for Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT). Lee is currently responsible for the primary academies within the family.


Mrs J Clayton
Associate Executive Principal


Mrs L Hadfield
Associate Principal


Miss L Cleasby
Vice Principal


Mr M Duerden-Brown
Assistant Principal
Y5 Teacher


Miss H Park
EYFS and KS1 Leader
Year 2 Teacher


Mrs J Thompson
KS2 Leader
Year 3 Teacher


Mrs A Smith
Reading Leader
EYFS Teacher

School Day

8.50am Children arrive and line up in the playground. This allows lessons to start promptly at 9.00am.
Mid morning break 10.45 – 11.00am
Lunch 12 – 1pm
The school day finishes at 3.15pm