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1401, 2019

Ormiston Park Academy’s Science Team Visit Aveley Primary

January 14th, 2019|

Ormiston Park Academy’s Science Team Visit Aveley Primary Science teachers from Ormiston Park Academy, in Aveley, paid a visit to Year 5 and 6 pupils at local Aveley Primary School on Wednesday 12 December to deliver practical science lessons with a difference. Ms Thacker and Ms Ryan from the Science department at the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), went along to the primary school to deliver the hands-on sessions. Year 5 pupils carefully carried out the exciting chemistry practical ‘Hydrogen Pop Tests,’ whilst pupils from Year 6 reinforced their knowledge and understanding of the heart and [...]

1401, 2019

Ormiston Park Academy Hosts Special Event for Year 8 Girls

January 14th, 2019|

Ormiston Park Academy Hosts Special Event for Year 8 Girls Ormiston Park Academy, in Aveley, were delighted to join up with the West Ham Foundation in December to host an exciting event highlighting the importance of positive female role models. All girls in Year 8 at the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), gathered for a female-only session focused on student wellbeing as well as individual goals and aspirations. Featuring special guest speakers from the organisation Mighty Minds, the event kicked off a female-specific programme that will get the academy’s female students thinking about their futures. The [...]

1412, 2018

OPA Science Team visit Aveley Primary School

December 14th, 2018|

Year 5 and 6 students at Aveley Primary School had lots of fun taking part in science practicals on Wednesday 12th December. Ms Thacker and  Ms Ryan from OPA Science department ran the practical sessions at Aveley Primary school, which involved the Year 5 pupils carefully carrying out the exciting chemistry practical "Hydrogen Pop Tests". The Year 6 students reinforced their knowledge and understanding of the heart and circulatory system, a KS2 topic they have just completed with Mr Sisterson, by performing heart dissections! Ms Thacker and Miss Ryan were very impressed by the students' excellent listening and practical skills, and we look forward to [...]

2711, 2018

Thurrock Teacher Recruitment Event

November 27th, 2018|

Thurrock Teacher Recruitment Event   Ormiston Park Academy are pleased to support the Thurrock Teacher Recruitment event at South Essex College, Grays on 1st December 2018 The event is an opportunity for all schools and colleges in the borough to recruit the best trainees, NQTs and returners to the profession. Did you know we even offer a higher level apprenticeship programme for young people aged 16-19 who want to be a teacher?  Come along and find out more. Our school will be showcasing what makes us a great place to work as well as promoting the many opportunities Thurrock schools [...]

2211, 2018

WISE Event

November 22nd, 2018|

We would like to say a huge thank you to the students and parents/carers who gave up their evenings to attend. Your support is greatly appreciated. Here are some pictures to showcase the event.

1910, 2018

Commedia characters take over Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer school

October 19th, 2018|

Commedia characters take over Royal Opera House Thurrock Trailblazer school, Ormiston Park Academy STUDENTS at Ormiston Park Academy got lessons in comedy and characterisation over three days when artists from Thurrock-based theatre troupe The Complete Commedia Company visited the school. Bernadette Wakeling and Alex Mangan from Complete Commedia ran workshops in commedia dell’arte, the 16th century Italian style of theatre. 65 students from three classes from Years 7, 8 and 9 took part in the physical theatre and movement workshops. They explored commedia and stock characters using traditional masks and costumes. The workshops were part of the school’s ROH Thurrock [...]

810, 2018

Ormiston Park Academy Champions Global Thinking

October 8th, 2018|

Year 8 students at Ormiston Park Academy in Aveley enjoyed an exciting trip to the USA as part of the Think Global programme ran by Learning Workz. The unique programme gave Ormiston Park students the opportunity to team up with students from other local schools and to participate in a range of activities focused around ‘global thinking’. Students who took part were encouraged through these activities to think about how their actions as an individual play out in a wider setting. Three Year 7 students from the Academy took part in the programme, which included two group sessions prior to [...]

1705, 2018

WISE event survey

May 17th, 2018|

If you recently attended the WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) event in school with your daughter, please can you click on the link below and complete the short survey from the event organisers. We hope to organise similar events in the future, and any feedback you can provide is always greatly appreciated. Many thanks for your support on the evening and in completion of the survey. Mrs Thacker & Miss Chan

805, 2018

Year 9 Progress Evening

May 8th, 2018|

  Dear Parents/Carers You are warmly invited to attend our first Year 9 Progress Evening to discuss your child/dependent’s progress as they approach the end of their first year in studying their option subjects and to set targets to help them reach their aspirations. The evening will be held on Thursday 10th May between 3.30 and 7.00pm. The Academy has moved towards an online booking system for Progress Evenings, please visit to make appointments with your child’s teachers and college staff. Yours faithfully, Miss S. Tredinnick

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