Welcome to Ormiston Park’s new website, launched alongside the impending completion of the Academy’s fantastic new building and grounds. We aim to continually improve this site in order to meet the needs of our students, their families and all other interested visitors.
I am happy to inform you that Governors, the Leadership Team and all staff at the Academy are planning for a number of improvements in the New Year. These include expanding our use of 50 minute lessons in the core subjects, exploring the possibility of reintroducing a tutor / mentoring period and reviewing both KS3 and KS4 curriculum provision.
Aspen and Sycamore colleges – Student Progress Evening
Thursday 8th January 3.30pm – 7.30pm
This is an opportunity for parents of students in all years to come and discuss the progress of their children this term. Teaching, pastoral, attendance and SEN staff will all be available throughout the evening.
INSET DAY/End of Term
In order to support this work it has been decided to move the INSET day planned for Thursday 25th June 2015 to Friday 19th December 2014. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The last day for students will therefore be Thursday 18th December. The day will finish at 2:30pm and buses will be provided as normal.
The timeframe for any changes has not yet been decided and I thank you for your patience and support of our work.
I would also like to inform you that, due to growing pressure from our student body to look smarter, we shall be extending the wearing of White shirts and blue ties as part of our Uniform policy.
Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 who wish to return on Monday 5th January 2015 wearing a white shirt in place of their blue Polo shirt may do so.
We will issue ties to those that do so on the day. Please be reminded that this will only be allowed if the shirts are worn correctly ‘tucked in’ and ‘buttoned up’, and the ties will also be required to be worn at the correct length. At present this is a voluntary move which I am very pleased to introduce.
Wishing you all restful break over the Christmas period.
Saturday Maths Study Sessions
The Academy is offering all students in Year 11 the opportunity to participate in special maths classes that will be running every Saturday morning during term time starting at 9.00am and finishing at 12.00pm. The sessions will provide excellent opportunities to prepare students for their maths exams on the 4th and 8th of June 2015. For more information please contact the Academy or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The maths department looks forward to seeing you/your child there.