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One year on from being awarded the Chairman’s Award

In 2018 Ormiston Rivers Academy and Ormiston Victory Academy were recipients of the Chairman’s Social Action Award at the Ormiston Academies Trust annual awards ceremony. The grant aims to fund projects which benefit students and/or members of the community. Let’s see how they’re doing a year on… Winner – Ormiston Rivers Academy Miss Marable’s aim […]

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Cowes Enterprise College navigates pupils through maritime course

Cowes Enterprise College, part of Ormiston Academies Trust, said the new curriculum would help pupils get jobs in a growing sector that suffers skills shortages. The new maritime-based curriculum will be developed with funding support from Ormiston Trust and a £97,000 grant from the Edge Foundation educational charity. Among the less conventional curriculum subjects to […]

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Mpower project gets funding for two more years

A charity supporting Great Yarmouth women who have had their children taken into care will run for another two years after securing funding of more than £100,000. Ormiston Families says that its Mpower programme helps women to address the issues that led to the removal of their child or children into care, with the aim […]

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Major school revamp could mean new building for 900 pupils

A major regeneration of one of Ipswich’s main schools could see a new building for up to 900 pupils created as part of a bid to raise educational standards. The Department for Education has developed an application for a major revamp of the Ormiston Endeavour Academy site as part of the government’s Priority Schools Building […]

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Ormiston Families launches campaign ‘Add a splash of colour this Christmas’

The new ‘Add a splash of colour this Christmas’ campaign, featuring mascot Penelope Penguin, offers businesses and other groups of people a festive fundraising resources pack including 12 fundraising ideas, a festive greetings sign-up sheet, a poster and how to guide. There is also a sweepstake that allows people to guess the colour of Penelope’s […]

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Charity quiz night being hosted by star of BBC’s The Apprentice

Ormiston Bushfield Academy are delighted to announce that their charity quiz night on 7th December 2018 will be hosted by Khadija Kalifa, star of this years BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’. A fantastic team of 6th form students have decided to raise money for the Sparks Children’s Medical Research charity and Heads Together, a charity for mental […]

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Outstanding! School gets top marks in Ofsted inspection

Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy was awarded the “outstanding” Ofsted rating on Wednesday, November 8 – to the joy of the school staff and pupils. The academy provides specialist education for 94 children, all of which have physical, sensory, medical and/or learning needs. Principal Helen MacDougal received high praise from inspectors. She was commended for her […]

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‘Recovery is a work in progress’ – Liz shares her story seeking help from Ormiston Families

Liz Ellis was a functioning alcoholic for 10 years. But her life spiralled out of control and she found herself in prison for theft, which led to serious mental health issues. She said: “I was surrounded by drink and couldn’t stop myself, which could only lead to one thing, a breakdown. I lost everything, my […]

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Recruiting mentors for our Leading Lights project!

Ahoy! We are delighted with just how well our first year of the three year pilot of ‘Leading Lights’ has gone and wanted to share with you the brand new film which we had produced and which is now up on our website! We would love you to watch and share with all your friends and […]

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Ormiston Academies Trust secures landmark £2 million funding for social action projects!

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) has announced that it has secured £2 million funding, thanks to the #iwill Fund. The #iwill Fund supports the aims of the #iwill campaign – to make involvement in social action a part of life for young people, by recognising the benefit for both young people and their communities. The £1m […]

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