A warm welcome to Ormiston Park Academy
We are a safe and caring academy with a determination to provide a first class education for our students.
Central to our vision is a shared belief that the highest aspirations lead to the highest achievements.
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics
OPA STEM won another Lego robotics competition prize yesterday at Queen Mary’s London University. They took the prize for the best robot design and came overall third in the competition. We were told that it was touch and go all day for the top three teams with at one point only two points between first and third place.
OPA awarded the Diversity Mark
Following a full exploration of the work we are doing in our CPRE and wider curriculum I am proud announce that Ormiston Park Academy has been awarded the Diversity Mark. The citation reads:
‘In recognition of the commitment by the school leadership team to preventing extremism and achieving excellence in the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of all students, whilst striving for equality of educational outcomes and a focus on a global educational perspective, that enables students to respect difference and value diversity.’
West Ham United Foundation Football Development Programme
I am extremely pleased to announce two exciting collaborations with West Ham United.
As you will see from banners above we are introducing a Football Academy for both men and ladies aged 16-18 in September 2017 . This will afford students access to a top quality football development programme within the framework of our existing Sixth Form provision. The opportunities working in partnership with a premiership Club are obvious and include potentially progressing to study for an Applied Community Sport Degree at the University of East London.
In addition, we are now operating as their Community Sports Hub School in Thurrock. This joint venture will see two full time Community Hub Officers working in the Academy throughout the year. In term time they will be supporting student progress in academic subjects during the day, running an extensive programme of sporting enrichment activities/coaching programmes after school, and in the evenings and weekends promoting the community use of our fantastic facilities. During the holiday periods they will be running a varied programme of community sports activities for people of all ages and abilities.