Lady Tollemache opens new headquarters for Ormiston Families

Ormiston Families has unveiled its new base in The Drift, Ipswich. Ormiston Families helps supports families, children and young people manage challenges they may face, and provides advice and support in areas such as mental health, bridging the gap between home and school, domestic abuse and imprisonment. Ormiston Families’ president Lady Tollemache helped open the new headquarters, […]

Ormiston Rivers get the opportunity to promote their local area through film making

Louise Judge, the Assistant Principal of Ormiston Rivers gave us this account which includes quotes from students who were involved: “I was approached by a local councillor about the possibility of our students undertaking a video project for the local area. They offered me a local ‘expert’, Doug MacEwen, that could help us with the […]

Walk With a Fork raises £6000 for Ormiston Families

Hundreds of foodies enjoyed the culinary treats on offer during a charity walk around Helmingham Hall in Suffolk earlier this month. Walkers embarked on an eight-mile amble around the picturesque estate owned by Lady Tollemache who is president of the charity. Whilst walking they indulged in tasty treats from the region’s food and drink producers […]

Hard work pays off at Ormiston Six Villages Academy: GCSE results

Three students from Ormiston Six Villages Academy achieved the new top grade 9 results, which is the equivalent to A**. Poppy Thompson achieved two 9s in English literature and maths, one 8, five A*s and an A. Jack Saunders got one 9 in maths, two As, four Bs, two 6s and one C. Annarisa Punarijit […]

Ormiston Academy hosts a Mental Health Training Day

Ormiston Endeavour Academy is among one of the first schools in the country to host a dedicated mental health training day, under the Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in Schools scheme. The event was open to 16 delegates from primary and secondary schools across the local region. Staff who took part were trained on how […]

IT skills set to take student to California

IT expert

Logan, a student from Ormiston Park Academy has successfully qualified for the UK Championships for Microsoft Office Specialist. He will now compete for a chance to represent the UK at the Microsoft Office World Championships in California. The Championships take place at Microsoft’s UK headquarters in Reading next month. At the event Logan Cooper will […]

Students get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week

Surviving or Thriving

Pupils from Ormiston Forge Academy from Years 7 to 10, took part in Mental Health Awareness Week. They discussed the various pressures that can lead to problems among young people, and the warning signs to look out for. The Academy has also designed a Google survey for students, with the aim of exploring a bigger […]

Pupils help teacher raise more than £1,800 for Ormiston Families


Head of humanities at The Gateway Academy, Huw Breese, has raised more than £1,800 for Ormiston Families, largely due to the work of his students. On Sunday he competed in the London Marathon, a whopping 26.2-mile charity fundraiser. To raise donations Huw’s pupils organised a World Food day at The Gateway Academy, where they tried […]

Herman Healthy Heart Assembly

Herman healthy hearts

Hearts are pumping at Ormiston Herman Academy! Children at Ormiston Herman Academy are taking part in the ‘Herman Healthy Heart assembly’. The enrichment consists of: Core strength workout session Long course (1km) or short course (0.5km) run route. Children can decide how far to run based on how they feel but have a target of […]

Celebrating achievement at the OAT Annual Awards

OAT Annual Awards trophies

For the third year running the OAT Annual Awards recognises and celebrates the achievements of exceptional students and teachers from the 31 Ormiston academies across the country. This year’s theme was ‘Raising Aspirations, broadening horizons’, recognising the strong emphasis placed on enrichment at OAT. The awards were presented by the host for the evening, talented […]