Leadership Team


Steve Merifield - Principal

Steve graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with an Honours Degree and a PGCE, later he went on to complete a Masters Degree in Education at York University. Steve started his career as a graduate P.E. Teacher at King James’s School in Knar...

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Craig Young - Vice Principal, DEEP Support

Craig Young is Vice Principal in Deep Support at Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth, with responsibility for inclusion, attendance, consequences, admissions and Praising Stars. He was appointed in January 2017, having previously been in post as Vice Pr...

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Anna Simpson - Assistant Principal, DEEP Learning

Assistant Principal

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Mark Gray - Assistant Principal, DEEP Experience

Mark Gray is an Assistant Principal at Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth. Mark taught Physical Education at Nunthorpe Academy for 9 years in various roles including Assistant Head of House, Assistant Head of Department and Head of Department before j...

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Joanne Buttery - Business Manager

Joanne began her career within the domestic utility industry and spent 12 years working in various roles. During this time she developed her expertise within HR, workforce planning, performance management and training. Joanne was responsible for ...

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