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Dixons Newall Green Academy

Stephen Garvey


After studying Religion, Theology and Philosophy at the University of Manchester and then completing his PGCE, Stephen started his teaching career in Tameside, as a teacher of Religious Studies. During his career he has held several leadership roles. Stephen joined Dixons Academies Trust in 2021 as Trust Vice Principal, leading academy transformation and our wider expansion into the North West.

What motivates Stephen is his belief that education is the key to social progress. His personal philosophy is that an outstanding education system is the foundation for a fairer society where every child can thrive, no matter their background.

In September 2023, Stephen opened Dixons Newall Green – a new secondary free school modelled on our existing outstanding free schools. Stephen is incredibly proud to serve the community of Newall Green, Wythenshawe, and is determined that all children will climb their mountain to university; thrive in a top job and have a great life.