A Year 11 student from Ormiston Park Academy, Part of the Ormiston Academies Trust, saved a man’s life recently on the bustling Shaftesbury Avenue, a hectic area of London’s West end. Jake Maynard, 15 was on a school theatre trip, when a man jumped into the road, before collapsing in front of a bus, in a street filled with traffic.

The man was in great danger of being struck by a moving vehicle when Jake sprang into action.  Jake signalled to road users, to alert them of the man’s presence in the road, then immediately telephoned the emergency services.

Whilst the man lay convulsing amidst the night-time traffic, Jake calmly relayed information to the operator and agreed to remain with the man until an ambulance arrived.

The staff member who was with Jake at the time was amazed by his mature and controlled response to the incident.  Police officers contacted Jake at school the next day to inform him that he most definitely saved the man’s life the previous evening! What a commendable feat!

Jake, however, remained as humble as ever:

“I’m quite proud of myself. It’s, well, different. No-one in my family has ever saved someone’s life so they are all quite proud of me too”

The Academy is also incredibly proud of Jake, and wants to reiterate to him what a praise-worthy act he undertook! Well done, Jake!


Sixth Form

We are pleased to announce that 6th Form are able to return to the Academy on Monday 8th January 2018.
Please come straight to Room 30 (Elm Centre) for CPRE at 8:50am prompt and NOT the 6th Form Area.
Full business wear as usual, however please be advised to bring an extra jumper / cardigan etc.  Many thanks and we look forward to welcoming back our 6th Form on Monday

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