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.
Huw Derrick (Principal) & Julie Bloor (Executive Principal)
“Standards of achievement are rising” at Ormiston Park
In Ormiston Park’s latest Ofsted report, due to be published tomorrow, inspectors have noted the significant progress that has been made at the school since the start of this academic year.
Following a two day inspection, Ofsted noted that “teaching is improving” and “standards of achievement are rising” at Ormiston Park, with pupils praised for being “almost unfailingly polite, sociable and co-operative.”
Overall the school has been classified in the Requires Improvement category, but inspectors identified “strong capacity” within the leadership team – which has been in place since September 2014 – to “drive forward rapidly the necessary improvements.”
Speaking today, Principal Huw Derrick said:
“It is my ambition to lead Ormiston Park to become an Outstanding Academy for the local community.
“As the latest Ofsted report recognises, our new leadership team is already having a significant impact. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are absolutely committed to driving improvement.
“I look forward to continuing to build on the progress we have made across the rest of this academic year and beyond.”
Executive Principal, Julie Bloor, added:
“Every day it is our priority to deliver a fantastic education for students at Ormiston Park.
“Working with teachers, Governors and the Leadership Team, we are united in our mission to achieve the highest standards and give students the best start in life.”
The full report is available for parents/carers to view here
Governors have reviewed plans for the remainder of this year and wish to announce the following:
An additional INSET day has been agreed, to be held on Friday 10th July.
Governors have also confirmed the first two INSET days for the 2015/16 Academic year as follows:
INSET day 1 – Thursday 3rd September 2015
INSET day 2 – Friday 4th September 2015
A letter to all Parents/carers has been sent home with students.
A copy of this letter has also been posted in the ‘Letters Home’ section of this site.
Aspen and Sycamore Parents Evening
Years 7-10 and OPA 6
Thursday 9th July – 4.00 -7.30pm
This will be the final opportunity this year for parents to discuss their child’s progress with key teaching and support staff.
Fundraising quiz night
Business students at Ormiston Park Academy organised a fundraising quiz night for GOSH. They worked hard to source raffle and auction prizes from local businesses and put together a challenging quiz. They also ran a coffee bar during the event to raise extra funds – well done to everyone! -
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PE & Sports Report
To celebrate the hard work, commitment and effort of students in their PE and Sport lessons, students were rewarded in their last lesson of the half term by selecting their chosen activity to participate in and some received awards and certificates. Click here to read more
Carmen Byford Nominated for Student of the Year
It is with great pride we are able to announce that Carmen Byford, in Year 12 has been nominated for Student of the Year at South Essex College.
Carmen is currently studying at the Thurrock campus as part of the partnership between OPA6 and South Essex College. Carmen is completing a Level 1 course in Catering & Hospitality, after showing great flair and creativity in this discipline during her GCSE studies.
Carmen’s tutor, Chris Ward has said:
‘Carmen is the most naturally practical-skill gifted student, together with a willingness to learn that I have taught in the five years of my tenure at the College and I have no doubt that she will be a great success and credit to the hospitality industry.’
We are awaiting all final nominations and wish Carmen the best of luck in gaining the prestigious award.
For further information on how to join the OPA6-SEC partnership please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01708 865 180 to speak to the OPA6 team.