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Consultation over admissions arrangements 

The Academy is currently consulting on admissions arrangements for September 2021.  To view the proposal click here…………….

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Application process

Applications for the 2019 academic year begins September 2018.
To apply you need to complete the Local Authority’s (LA) common application form (CAF) and submit this directly to the LA by the deadline, 31 October.
https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/secondary-school-admissions/admissions-timetable
Late applications will not be considered until all other applications have been reviewed.
All offers of secondary places will be made through the LA. The academy will not contact parents about the outcome of their application until the offer from the local authority has been received. All offers will be made on the secondary national offer day (1 March or the next working day).

In-year admissions

Applications for in-year admissions are considered in the same way as those made at the beginning of the academic year and are dealt with in accordance the local authorities Fair Access Protocol. In-year admissions forms can be obtained from
https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/in-year-admissions/transferring-schools
Students included in the Fair Access Protocol will take precedence over those held on the waiting list. Once a student has been identified for admission to the academy under the Fair Access Protocol the academy will notify the local authority within seven calendar days of the decision to accept or refuse the student’s admission. It the academy refuses entry, the local authority may request a direction from the Education Funding Agency (on behalf of the Secretary of State). The academy will set out its reasons for refusal in writing to the local authority within 15 calendar days (for CLA this is reduced to seven calendar days) and may make further representations directly to the EFA (these will be made within seven calendar days). The decision of the Secretary of State will be binding upon the academy.

Over-Subscription 

If the academy receives more applications than there are available places then children with the academy named on an education, health care plan (EHCP) or equivalent will be automatically admitted to the academy. If there are still places available, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the oversubscription criteria set out below:

  1. Looked after children and those who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after was adopted or became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is in the care of a local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (definition used is in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).
  2. Admission of students whose siblings currently attend the Academy and who will continue to do so on the date of admission:

For the purpose of allocating places, sibling means:

  • Full sibling living at the same address as the applicant
  • Step sibling living at the same address as the applicant
  • Half sibling living at the same address as the applicant
  • Adopted or long term foster sibling living at the same address as the applicant
  1. Admission of students on the basis of proximity to the Academy using straight line measurement. Distance from the Academy will be measured in a straight line in metres by a digital mapping system from the Academy’s main gate to the front door of the home.
  2. Students who live with parents, guardians or carers who are employees of the Academy, provided that the employee has been employed at the Academy for a minimum of two years at the date of application for admission or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage.
  3. To decide between two applications that cannot be otherwise separated there will be a random ballot using an electronic random number generator. Such a ballot will be supervised by an officer of the Local Authority.

Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs are allocated school places under different regulations and will override all other categories or priority.

Open Days

Year 6 Open Evening – Thursday 11th October 2018

Admission Polices 

For more information please read the below admission polices

Secondary School Admissions Policy 2019 to 2020
6162 downloads 1.0 Ormiston Park Academy 08/02/2018
Secondary School Admissions Policy 2018 to 2019
11293 downloads 1.0 Ormiston Park Academy 08/02/2018

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Letter from the Principal re retirement

November 6th, 2019|

Dear Parent/Carer,

I firstly want to welcome you and your child back to the academy after what I hope has been a restful and enjoyable half term break.

I also wanted to write to you today to inform you that I have made the decision to retire at the end of the academic year, having proudly served as Principal of Ormiston Park Academy for many years.

I first joined the school – which was then Aveley Secondary School, before later becoming Belhus Chase Specialist Humanities College – as Deputy Headteacher in 2004. During my fifteen years here, it has been both a pleasure and a privilege to support the many children and young people who have come through our school doors.

It is with great sadness that I will be leaving the academy, but I am so proud of how far we have come and of all the great milestones and achievements that we have reached together. Building Ormiston Park Academy to be the positive, proud and prosperous learning environment it is today has been a huge team effort, and some of my greatest career highlights have been at our academy.

There are so many things I am proud of, including leading our successful transition to become Ormiston Park Academy and join the Ormiston Academies Trust family in 2009 – a move which continues to significantly benefit our students, staff and wider school community. Additionally, designing and officially opening our state-of-the-art new building in 2013 which has given our students the opportunity to learn and develop in an inspiring and high-quality learning environment. And finally, achieving our Good Ofsted rating in 2017, with inspectors praising the high expectations and culture that we have all created – giving our students the very best possible chance to succeed.

The positive and upward journey of the academy, however, would not have been possible without the invaluable support of the parent body, and the collective hard work of the students, senior leadership team, staff, Board of Governors and our sponsor, OAT. I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to you all, as Ormiston Park Academy would not be the school it is today without you all.

As the academy continues on its successful journey, we are launching a recruitment process to appoint a high calibre Principal whose vision and passion will match our high expectations for the academy and your children.

Once appointed, I will be working closely, alongside our Board and the Trust, to support the transition of the new Principal, who will be starting in the new 2020/21 academic year.

We will keep you updated on the recruitment process, and in the meantime, I would like to thank you once again for your continued support over the years. It has truly been a pleasure to be the Principal of the academy, working alongside such talented children and staff, and I will continue to follow Ormiston Park Academy journey closely in the years to come.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Huw Derrick

Principal

 

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