Ormiston Academies: Updates

The third round of exciting updates from OAT schools are outlined below!

Ormiston Denes Academy Ofsted Praise

Ormiston Denes Academy was praised by Ofsted for “continuing its drive to make the school better” for students.

The most recent Ofsted Report stated that the senior leadership team and teachers at Ormiston Denes made great improvements. The report praised student behaviour, improvements in PSHE and improving support for students with special education needs and/or disabilities.

Principal, Kate Williams, said: “Ormiston Denes Academy is very proud of the work that staff and students have put in to achieve this outcome. This positive Ofsted report is the result of a real team effort, with everyone – students, staff and parents – playing their part and that is what we are seeing at Denes.

“Since starting this term, I have already seen the excellent foundations that have been put in place and I’m looking forward to continuing to support the upward trajectory of the academy this year and beyond.

To read more details about the Ofsted report, visit the OAT website post here.


Cowes Enterprise College Award 

Cowes Enterprise College has been awarded the “Quality in Careers Standards” award that recognizes the career support they offer to their students.

Cowes was praised for the range of career opportunities and support they offer to students. This included how career development was embedded in the curriculum for each year group, the presenting of careers in the local community to students and assistance by staff in helping students pick subjects tailored towards their career goals.

The awarding assessor also praised the focus on diversity and inclusion in the academy, and the importance the academy has on forming connections with local businesses.

For more information, read the full press release here.