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IT skills set to take student to California

Logan, a student from Ormiston Park Academy has successfully qualified for the UK Championships for Microsoft Office Specialist. He will now compete for a chance to represent the UK at the Microsoft Office World Championships in California. The Championships take place at Microsoft’s UK headquarters in Reading next month. At the event Logan Cooper will […]

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Students get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week

Pupils from Ormiston Forge Academy from Years 7 to 10, took part in Mental Health Awareness Week. They discussed the various pressures that can lead to problems among young people, and the warning signs to look out for. The Academy has also designed a Google survey for students, with the aim of exploring a bigger […]

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Pupils help teacher raise more than £1,800 for Ormiston Families

Head of humanities at The Gateway Academy, Huw Breese, has raised more than £1,800 for Ormiston Families, largely due to the work of his students. On Sunday he competed in the London Marathon, a whopping 26.2-mile charity fundraiser. To raise donations Huw’s pupils organised a World Food day at The Gateway Academy, where they tried […]

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Herman Healthy Heart Assembly

Hearts are pumping at Ormiston Herman Academy! Children at Ormiston Herman Academy are taking part in the ‘Herman Healthy Heart assembly’. The enrichment consists of: Core strength workout session Long course (1km) or short course (0.5km) run route. Children can decide how far to run based on how they feel but have a target of […]

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Celebrating achievement at the OAT Annual Awards

For the third year running the OAT Annual Awards recognises and celebrates the achievements of exceptional students and teachers from the 31 Ormiston academies across the country. This year’s theme was ‘Raising Aspirations, broadening horizons’, recognising the strong emphasis placed on enrichment at OAT. The awards were presented by the host for the evening, talented […]

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Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy joins the OAT family

On 1 March 2017, Edward Worlledge Community Primary School in Great Yarmouth officially converted into an academy. The academy will receive full support from OAT and access to its significant body of expertise. OAT has many years’ experience of successfully working in partnership with academies across the country. OAT’s primary academies have been recognised for the excellent […]

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Widnes school’s success confirmed after “Outstanding” Ofsted

Students and staff at Ormiston Chadwick Academy are celebrating after undergoing a remarkable journey of school improvement that has seen it transformed to “Outstanding”. The academy opened in September 2014 as Ormiston Chadwick Academy, under the new sponsorship of Ormiston Academies Trust – the predecessor school was in special measures but today Ofsted gave the school the top […]

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Upcoming lecture from James Timpson, OBE

James Timpson OBE, chief executive of high-street retailer Timpson, and chair of Prison Reform Trust, will give attendees at Ormiston Families’ lecture an insight into employing reformed prisoners. The event will take place on Wednesday 8th March in Cambridge and all proceeds will go to towards our working supporting families of prisoners to help maintain […]

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Arts collaboration for Ormiston academies

Five Ormiston Academies Trust schools across the country have launched a collaborative initiative to enhance performing arts education. The academies together launched the Bronze Arts Award for their students, a qualification that supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders. With funding from Ormiston Trust, OAT’s founder, Sudbury was able to provide free […]

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Ormiston Trust patron Laura Trott visits an Ormiston academy and Ormiston project work in Norwich

A former Number 10 Downing Street adviser who is a new patron of the Ormiston Trust experienced two of our successful projects on a visit to Norwich. Ormiston Trust patron Laura Trott first went to Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey and then spent time at the Visitors Centre at HMP Norwich to see the work […]

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