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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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Eight mile walk with food galore this weekend

One of East Anglia’s finest country estates flings open its gates this Sunday for an event combining walkig with fantastic local food. The annual Walk with a Fork is organised by Ormiston Families, raising money to support children and young people in the East of England who face complex life challenges.Ormiston Families’ fundraising manager Gavin […]

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Students star in Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis film!

Ormiston Denes Academy was selected to be one of the settings for the film, which is based around the Beatles. Fifty students at the academy in Yarmouth Road were cast as extras for the movie, which is said to star Ed Sheeran and has been filmed in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. The students also […]

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Ormiston Park student makes it to national final of Microsoft Office competition

Oliver Hackett from Ormiston Park Academy in Aveley made it through to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Four Nations final, which took place the week before last, having won the title of National Champion for England qualify earlier in the year. In total, there were approximately 50,000 UK entries into the Four Nations final this […]

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Ormiston Trust’s first film release!

After some considerable planning, we are thrilled to release Ormiston Trust’s first ever film! The aim of the four-minute film, is to encourage collaboration with potential partners and spread awareness of how Ormiston Trust works alongside Ormiston Families and its subsidiary, Ormiston Academies Trust, to help improve the lives of young people and families in […]

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