6th September 2019 Ormiston Park Academy has this week announced that its Principal, Mr Huw Derrick, is set to retire at the end of the academic year. Mr Derrick first joined the school – which was then Aveley Secondary School – in 2004 as the Deputy Headteacher, before becoming Principal of the school, now Ormiston Park Academy, in 2014. During this 15-year period, Mr Derrick has been integral in leading the school through a number of key milestones – making it the popular school of choice in the local area that it is today. Amongst the many highlights of his time [...]
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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 [...]
Great start to this years OPA science club where Miss Ryan, Miss Raymont and Miss Thacker helped out our young scientists from Aveley Primary to identify their own cheek cells under a microscope! Each Tuesday, the students attending the Science afterschool club get to carry out a different Science practical, learning to different lab techniques and practical skills.
Dear Parent/Carer We are entering a period of consultation around our admissions numbers. To read the letter outlining our consultation over admissions please click here……………
Dear Parents and Carers, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome both you, and our students, back to another exciting year at Ormiston Park Academy. Throughout the summer we have been celebrating the increased attainment achieved in GCSE and vocational subjects with our members of staff and Year 11 students. Overall, 48% of students at Ormiston Park Academy achieved a Grade 4 or higher in both English and maths – an increase of 8 percentage points on last year’s figure. As well as achieving strong results in the core subjects, students at the academy have made progress significantly above [...]
I have today issued all students with a letter to inform you of some key dates and information as we break for the summer and in preparation for the next academic year. I would like to thank all the parents and carers who attended the behaviour information meetings at which I, with my colleague Mr Rashid, responded to your questions and queries. I would also like to thank those parents/ carers who have taken the time to contact the Academy with their support for the changes we outlined and with constructive suggestions. The new policy has already seen a significant improvement [...]
Tuesday 11th June - OPA 7 Aveley Primary Science Club Last week, Miss Ryan and Mr Thorne investigated indicators with the OPA Science Ambassadors and the Aveley Primary school students. Each Tuesday, the students attending the Science afterschool club get to carry out a different Science practical, learning to different lab techniques and practical skills.
This Saturday is the very last of our Saturday Science Revision Sessions with our current Year 11s. Mr Gold will be providing Paper 2 Chemistry and Physics revision from 10am to 1pm in room 36. The focus will be required practicals and key target questions. Triple and Combined Science students are both invited. Lunch will be available at 1pm.