GeeWizz Raffle Announcment

Last year, the charity GeeWizz raised £400,000 for the creation of a playground at the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy. This year, GeeWizz held a raffle to raise funds to further expand the playground space, add new outdoor arts related activities and increase its accessibility for pupils in wheelchairs who attend the school.   On Saturday 17th July, Robin Weaver was announced […]

GeeWizz Charity Funds New Playground at Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy

Last year, the charity GeeWizz raised £400,000 for the creation of a playground at Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy. This year, GeeWizz is raising funds through the raffle of a painting created and donated by celebrated artist Maggi Hambling CBE. The money raised will further expand the playground space, add new outdoor arts related activities and […]

Mental health care for mothers and babies ‘among best in UK’

The Norfolk and Waveney’s mental health trust has been found to be among the country’s best for caring for mothers and their babies. The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) has rated the area as green in its latest assessment of service provision across the country, which means that the community services provided to new and […]

Leading Lights Launch triumph!

              The Leading Lights project was triumphantly launched on Tuesday 27th of March just a few feet away from the Ormiston Trust offices. Where better to launch a sailing project than on a historic warship? The HQS Wellington is the last surviving member of the Grimsby Class of sloops which served the […]

Ormiston Academies Trust welcomes Thomas Wolsey to the family

On the first of February, Thomas Wolsey School, in Ipswich, joined the Ormiston Academies Trust network. The school is now officially the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy. The transfer has received widespread support from staff, students, parents and the local community. The school, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, will be the first special school to join OAT, and will […]

A special performance to celebrate LGBT History Month

  Students from Ormiston Denes Academy have joined with Lowestoft-based LGBT youth group BLAH, to be part of a project lead by Access Community Trust. In celebration of LGBT History Month starting on February 1, the group will perform ‘Across the Kitchen Table’ on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30pm. The performance will take place at the Seagull Theatre […]

Academy launches working lunches with inspirational women

For many years, Ormiston Victory Academy has endeavored to prepare it’s students for the world of work.  They have welcomed  professionals to talk to students about their field of expertise, offering tips, advice and words of wisdom. Following a special request made by Year 10 girls at the academy, it has begun a series of working […]

Pupils throw Christmas party for care home residents

Health and social care pupils in year 11 at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy organised the event, inviting a total of 24 pensioners. A three-course turkey meal was cooked by hospitality and catering students before, pupils with special educational needs provided entertainment and a raffle. School medical officer, Joanne Willetts said: “The students wanted to help the […]

A student’s account on set of the upcoming Ormiston Trust film!

We are currently in the process of developing an exciting short film about the work of Ormiston Trust. We have had great fun liaising with teachers and headteachers from the Ormiston Academies Trust and staff at Ormiston Families to get the film off the ground. We recently filmed some talented students at Ormiston Sir Stanley Mathews and […]

#iwillweek sees a great example of student social action

Students from Ormiston New Academy get busy creating gift boxes for children who wouldn’t necessarily receive a gift to open at Christmas. Inspired by their Sixth Form Mentor Miss Evans who had discussed the Operation Christmas Child Appeal, Sixth Form students Amy Trythall, Georgia May Whittaker, Hannah McEnery, Ellie Davies, Elle McNutty and Isobel Sutton […]