Ormiston Park Academy
Thurrock, United Kingdom
About Ormiston Park Academy
Ormiston Park Academy is a co-educational secondary school based in Aveley, Essex, for students aged 11-19.
Ormiston Park Academy holds both Healthy School and International School status. It has been granted Investors in People status and more recently has been accredited as a Microsoft Office Specialist provider.
The school officially reopened as an academy in 2009, replacing its predecessor school, Belhus Chase Specialist Humanities College. It is sponsored by the Ormiston Academies Trust. Students and staff moved into a new £16 million building in 2013.
Values and vision
Ormiston Park Academy’s work is guided by four fundamental principles: personalisation, globalism, innovation and inclusion.
These principles drive the secondary school to provide an education that is: designed to meet its students’ individual needs (personalisation); aimed at opening its students’ eyes to the world (globalism); always at the forefront of developments in learning (innovation); and designed to serve local families (inclusion).
“The progress of the small number of students with special educational needs who attend the ASCEND unit is good, as is the care and support that they receive. Most teachers now have high ambitions for those they teach and challenge students to meet them. As a result, achievement is rising, particularly in English and mathematics, and especially for disadvantaged students. Students’ conduct around the academy site is generally positive. Behaviour within lessons is much improved. Levels of temporary exclusion are declining. Students feel safe and secure at the academy.”