Here at Ormiston Park, our vision of ‘believe and achieve’ extends beyond academic achievement to encompass the holistic social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of each and every student.
“Our aim is to inspire young people to develop their skills, talents and character through a wide range of activities, to use their curiosity and creativity to find new ways of achieving their potential and to have the confidence, drive and resilience to follow their dreams.” Ormiston Academies Trust – Enrichment Charter
We strive to ensure, that during their time at Ormiston Park, every student has the opportunity to:
- Experience the arts and culture
- Experience live sporting events
- Visit British places/regions outside their local community
- Experience cultures and countries outside the UK
- Be a good neighbour in their local community
- Gain valuable experience of work
- Develop their character
- Make a positive contribution to society
- Develop lifelong interests and skills for life
- Learn outside the classroom
Students are encouraged to explore new experiences and find new talents and interests. We firmly believe enrichment activities are fundamental in helping students to be happy and confident at school therefore impacting positively on their progress and performance.
Our enrichment programme incorporates break time clubs, after school clubs, day and residential trips and visits to the Academy from external organizations and guest speakers.
Educational Visits and Trips
Providing students with opportunities to engage in new experiences and extend their learning beyond the classroom is something the Academy values highly. Curriculum areas provide educational visits and trips across the academic year. Visits and trips are, at times, provided free of charge by the Academy. However, depending on the nature of the trip, we will sometimes have to ask for parents/guardians to contribute towards the cost. We do not wish to exclude any student from any experience due to financial circumstances so we urge parents/careers to contact their child’s Head of Year to discuss any support we may be able to offer in these circumstances. You will receive information regarding planned visits and trips throughout the year.
After School Clubs – Summer Term
Our after school activities occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2.50pm and 4.00pm. We provide a late bus, leaving school at 4:10pm to ensure those students who would normally travel on Local Authority transport can make their way home safely.