Ormiston Denes Academy
Suffolk, United Kingdom
About Ormiston Denes Academy
Ormiston Denes Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in Lowestoft, Suffolk. It is a sponsor-led academy supported by a multi-academy trust called Ormiston Academies Trust. An average-sized secondary school, Ormiston Denes provides 1,200 places for students between the ages of 11 and 16 when fully subscribed.
The school opened in 1910 and was initially known as Lowestoft Secondary School, followed by Lowestoft County Grammar School. It became a comprehensive in 1971, when it was renamed The Denes High School. The school took its current name when it became an academy in June 2013. It was designated a specialist Business and Enterprise College in 2004.
Values and vision
Ormiston Denes Academy's core values are aspiration, integrity and respect. It strives to be a learning environment that delivers equality of outcomes, helping all students achieve their aims regardless of background or initial academic ability. Teachers believe that all students are important and valuable to the school and can contribute to the local community.
“The Principal has high expectations and provides strong leadership for improvement. He has very effectively established a clear sense of common aims and goals to which all staff now work. The academy is improving in all areas of its work. Leaders at all levels are having a positive impact on improving the quality of teaching and, consequently, achievement is rising, especially for disadvantaged students. Good systems and clear policies are now well established, particularly to support the work of teachers.”