Outwood Academy City Fields

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Outwood Academy City Fields
Type Academy
Headteacher Elizabeth Ford
Chair of governors Kevin Swift
Location Warmfield View
West Yorkshire
53°41′19″N 1°28′35″W / 53.6885°N 1.4764°W / 53.6885; -1.4764Coordinates: 53°41′19″N 1°28′35″W / 53.6885°N 1.4764°W / 53.6885; -1.4764
Local authority Wakefield
DfE URN 136394 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Capacity 750
Students 643 as of January 2016
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Website cityfields.outwood.com

Outwood Academy City Fields, formerly Wakefield City Academy, is a mixed secondary school with academy status, located in Wakefield, England. It has over 600 pupils ages 11 to 16 on roll, and its current headteacher is Elizabeth Ford.[1]


Wakefield City High School was a foundation school administered by Wakefield Council.

In January 2011 the school was renamed Wakefield City Academy when it became an academy and the first school to be sponsored by Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT). WCAT came under criticism for executive spending in a leaked government report that also noted Wakefield City Academy's inability to produce records of pupil premium payments.[2] In September 2017, WCAT announced that it was seeking to cease operation and have its schools transferred to alternate sponsor organisations.

In July 2018, the school joined Outwood Grange Academies Trust and was renamed Outwood Academy City Fields.[3] It continues to coordinate with Wakefield Council for admissions.


Wakefield City Academy offers GCSEs, BTECs and City and Guilds courses as programmes of study for pupils.


  1. ^ "Outwood Academy City Fields". Get information about schools. Department for Education. Retrieved 2 September 2018. 
  2. ^ "'Extreme concern' over academy trust that paid CEO £82k just three months". The Independent. 
  3. ^ "Outwood Grange Academies Trust". Get information about schools. Department for Education. Retrieved 2 September 2018. 

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