OAT Academies: Updates

City of Norwich School Diversity with Literature  At City of Norwich School, the English department received 100 books by BAME authors following their successful entry into the Penguin ‘Lit in Colour’ book giveaway competition. The competition was created in 2020 by Penguin Books UK and The Runnymede Trust to support schools in introducing more books […]

Eco-Thursdays: Green New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2022 everyone! With a new year underway, it is the season for setting a resolution for the next 12 months. Setting off a few days into January is no excuse not to set a goal or make a pledge, and here are our ideas for some green or eco resolutions you can make: 1. […]

OAT Academies: Updates

City of Norwich School receive three Awards  Staff and students at City of Norwich School (CNS) received three prestigious awards of the Artsmark Platinum Award, the Gold Standard Science mark and the Quality in Careers Standard Award. The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools accredited by Arts Council England. In achieving […]

Ormiston Trust Director/Trustee Recruitment

Ormiston Trust is a charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people. We are looking to recruit two new Directors/Trustees to our board.  We are keen to hear from candidates with experience of working with children (i.e. in or with schools, children’s services etc.)  and/or knowledge of the investment property market.  […]

BOA Alice in Wonderland Rave Reviews

Birmingham Ormiston Academy alongside The Old Rep has received rave reviews for their ongoing performance of Alice in Wonderland. Julie Wallis reviewed the production stating “this is as slick and as professional as anything else I’ve seen this year”. Reviews for the performance praise the quality of the student performers from Birmingham Ormiston Academy, the […]

Eco-Thursdays: Green Christmas Gift Ideas 2.0

Continuing from last week, we have some more great sustainable gift ideas that you can buy for friends and family this Christmas! 3. Sponsorships and donations WWF Adopt a Penguin At WWF, you can adopt a wide range of animals for your friends and family, supporting their vital conservation work year round. Your loved one […]

Eco-Thursdays: Green Christmas Gift Ideas

With Christmas and other festive celebrations just two weeks away, present shopping is on everyone’s minds. Trying to be eco-conscious at this time of year can be difficult, especially with brands advertising their perfect gifts at every opportunity. Here’s a quick guide to sustainable holiday shopping for this winter! 1. Homemade gifts: arts & crafts […]

OAT Conference 2021

On the 18th and 19th of November, Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) hosted their annual conference for the first time in two years. The conference was a huge success and was a chance for staff and pupils both past and present to share stories and experiences of their time at OAT. Past pupils were invited to present […]

An Evening with Kit & Mcconnell fundraiser for Ormiston Families

The duo formerly known as Kit & the Widow, Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James Mcconnell return to the Royal Theatre for a night of comedy cabaret songs to support Ormiston Families and Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds. The event will feature hilarious musical comedy and is sure to be a great night for all on January […]

Eco-Thursdays: #iWill Week Roundup

#iWill week is coming to a close, but there have been some amazing eco-projects showcased from around the UK. Here’s our roundup of our favourites: Nottingham High School – Sustainable Palm Oil Campaign Year 9 and 10students began a sustainable palm oil campaign in Nottingham, using their school’s supply chain and social media. The school […]