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 2021-2022
8 downloads 1.0 07/01/2020
Secondary Schools Admissions Policy 2020-2021
140 downloads 989 12/07/2018
Secondary School Admissions Policy 2019 to 2020
6174 downloads 1.0 08/02/2018

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Latest Announcement

Ormiston Park Academy Announces New Principal

December 19th, 2019|

Ormiston Park Academy has today announced the appointment of a new Principal, Mr Mark Roessler.

Mr Roessler, who will take up the post in September 2020 at the start of the new academic year, is an extremely experienced principal, with over 23 years of school leadership and teaching experience.

Mark Roessler will take over from retiring Principal Huw Derrick, who has led the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), for more than 15 years.

During his headship, Mr Derrick led the academy on its journey to achieve a Good Ofsted rating in all categories in 2017, having previously been rated Requires Improvement and making it the school of choice in the local area.

An experienced school leader, Mr Roessler is currently serving as a Headteacher overseeing the development of a new all-through school in West Sussex. He previously held positions as Deputy Head and Assistant Head in schools in Croydon, where he worked for 16 years.

He also holds a professional qualification for school inspection and has been a serving Ofsted Inspector for five years, bringing understanding and experience of what makes an Outstanding school to the role. A family man, he has been married for 18 years to his wife Nikki, has twin teenage daughters who are currently in Year 11 and has a much-loved rescued greyhound.

Mr Derrick, alongside the Board of Governors, senior leadership team and OAT, will now be working closely with Mr Roessler to ensure a smooth transition at the start of the new academic year in September and to ensure that the academy continues to build on the strong foundations established.

Mark Roessler, incoming Principal at Ormiston Park Academy, said:

“I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed Principal of Ormiston Park Academy and look forward to taking up the role in September 2020.

“I have a lifelong passion and drive for developing aspirational learners so that every child can secure the very best life chances possible. I believe that a strong culture and ethos that nurtures and develops children’s self-esteem and confidence in tandem with outstanding teaching and learning, will place Ormiston Park Academy as a beacon of excellence and the school of choice for the local community. I look forward to working with the students, staff, Governors, OAT and the whole school community to take the academy to new heights.”

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), said:

“We are pleased to be welcoming Mark Roessler to Ormiston Park Academy’s as its new Principal for next September. He has played an integral role in the leadership of a variety of school settings. We are confident that the experience and knowledge he will bring to the role will greatly benefit the academy and allow him to continue, and to build on the work of his predecessor.

“Mr Roessler shares our values and high expectations for Ormiston Park, and we look forward to working with him and the school community as the academy continues on its strong upward trajectory.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Huw Derrick once again for the tireless hard work, commitment and passion he has shown during his time at Park. We wish him all the best for his retirement.”

 

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