The first school to join The Rodillian Multi Academy Trust, The Featherstone Academy is a small but lively community school, with an inclusive culture. Since joining the Trust, The Featherstone Academy has been the most improved school in the Wakefield area two years in a row.

Ofsted’s 2017 review – the second since the school joined the trust – rated The Featherstone Academy as Outstanding for personal development, behaviour and welfare, and Good overall. This has marked a significant improvement since the school was rated inadequate in January 2014 (before the trust took over), and rated Requires Improvement in March 2015 – showing just how quickly The Featherstone Academy embraced the Rodillian ethos, transforming the school at all levels.

In 2016, 65% of the Academy’s students achieved five A*-C grades (including English and maths) at GCSE, with 71% achieving a grade C or above in English and maths – well above the national average. Exam results have improved by 19% since 2015, with 2016’s results being the best the school has ever seen. The Featherstone Academy’s progress score is above the national average.

Find out more about the Featherstone Academy.

Key Personnel

Executive Headteacher: Andy Goulty
Chair of Trust Governance: Alan Winn
Head of School: Wesley Bush


The Featherstone Academy
Pontefract Road
West Yorkshire


Main Reception: 01977 722 805
Fax: 01977 722 809