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.
We are considering changes to our October half term, for more information please click here.
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.
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.’
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.
We have been lucky with good weather to date but please ensure that you keep aware of potential bad weather and take the necessary steps to keep warm dry and safe, in particular on your journey to and from the Academy.
In the event of severe weather conditions messages will be posted here by 7:00am and broadcast via local news media throughout the days affected.
Rivers of the World
Students at the Academy have recently been involved in a British Council project called Rivers of the World. They produced art work based around the River Thames which was on display on the Embankment outside the Tate Modern alongside work from schools from around the world. We took the students involved into London to view their work and to attend a private view event at City Hall where we received recognition for all the students hard work. They also had the opportunity to visit Tate Modern. It was a great day and I would like to congratulate students on their hard work and their excellent conduct on the day.
Ormiston Park Academy Celebrates Excellent Attainment
Students and staff at Ormiston Park Academy in Aveley, Essex, are celebrating today after receiving fantastic GCSE results and marking significant improvements across key subject areas.
Increasing numbers of students have attained A* – A grades and the highest number ever of students have achieved A* – C in Maths and English. Of particular note students have excelled in English, with Ormiston Park Academy students now outperforming last year’s national average by some 13%.
The academy is delighted that so many of its students will be able to take up their chosen post sixteen pathways and continue to flourish.
As well as increased achievement across the board, there have been some fantastic individual success stories. Star students who will continue their studies and aim to achieve their aspirations to go to top universities are:
Kamaal Bursari – 3A*s and 6As
Daniel Oloyede – 3A*s, 4As, (+ 1B and 1C)
Nathan Abbey – 1A*, 5As and 3 Bs
Fabhia Chowdhury – 1A*, 3As and 5Bs
Additionally, Ormiston Park Academy is immensely proud of Jake Maynard who will be starting a two-year Technical Theatre Apprenticeship in collaboration with the Royal Opera House.
Huw Derrick, Principal at Ormiston Park Academy, said:
“I want to congratulate students and staff on today’s results. This year group have made such strong progress and the results in English are simply outstanding. I am very proud of everyone’s achievements and grateful for all of the hard work that has gone in to getting here today.”
Toby Salt, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:
“It is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background, and we are delighted to see a strong rise in GCSE results at Ormiston Park Academy.
“Students, staff and parents deserve great credit for these results which reflect their commitment and determination to succeed and we look forward to building on these achievements year after year.”
MP struck by ‘fantastic environment’ on academy visit
Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price has pledged her support to Ormiston Park Academy after visiting students and staff at the academy yesterday.
She toured lessons at the academy’s new building with senior leaders from the academy and the sponsor Ormiston Academies Trust, before taking high tea with students, who gave speeches and took the opportunity to ask her questions about being an MP.
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