Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly - Principal

I am hugely proud to be Principal of Outwood Grange Academy and work alongside the talented and dedicated staff we have. As an English teacher, I wanted young people to have their minds and lives expanded by a love of reading and literature but I also enjoyed the pastoral care and support that is an integral part of working with young people in schools. I was on the Leadership team of two Outstanding schools in London before moving up to Yorkshire with my family to take the role of Vice Principal of Outwood Grange Academy in 2012. During this time, I worked with our Chief Executive, Martyn Oliver, when he was Principal and was part of the team when Ofsted judged the Academy to be Outstanding in every category.
With this experience, I became a Headteacher in Leeds and led that school on a journey of school improvement. I am delighted to have returned to Outwood Grange Academy and work in an organisation that holds the core moral purpose of putting students first. We understand the great privilege and responsibility we have in educating our young people as we help prepare them for their future lives.