Dear Parent/ Carer
It has been another busy week at the academy. Alongside our core business of learning, students have been preparing for the upcoming performance of Cinderella, entering our Christmas card competition (winners to be announced shortly) and embracing the many extra-curricular events on offer. It has been a pleasure to see students working hard in lessons and I have seen some beautifully presented work. I also had the opportunity to meet with Miss Grimmer to find out more about our student leadership team and how this important part of the academy is developing.
At the academy we are always striving to do better and have been able to make some modifications to our timetable to improve some learning experiences. On Monday 29th of November, we will move to an updated academy timetable. We have kept the changes to a minimum to reduce the impact on students. All students will be provided with a new copy of the timetable by their form tutor on Monday morning and you will be able to view it on Go4Schools as the system refreshes over the weekend.
To enable you to support us preparing your child for school, the following year groups/ forms will have PE Monday:
As you will no doubt be aware, Suffolk continues to experience increased rates of Covid 19. Can I please remind you that students are to wear face masks in all communal areas (unless exempt). Whilst we have some supply of these, it is not unlimited and we would appreciate your support in sending your child to school with a face mask (and maybe a spare one or two in their bags). It is important we work together as a community to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Following last week’s assembly focus on anti-bullying, further information and guidance relating to this topic can be found HERE.
This week’s focus in assemblies has been on the importance of good attendance and the impact this has on student progress and achievement. Further information relating to attendance and how we support this, can be found HERE.
To reward and celebrate these efforts, in addition to our standard prizes for students with 100% for this half term and/or autumn term to be awarded in a few weeks’ time, anyone attending every day from this week until the penultimate week of term, will be in the raffle to win one of five £25 Just Eat vouchers. We understand and appreciate that good attendance is a family effort, and we would like to highlight our thanks by contributing to a family meal to celebrate these achievements. Please also be advised that we are discounting any absence relating to Covid19 from our rewards offer as we appreciate the difficulties this unavoidable absence can cause and do not wish to disadvantage our students because of this.
PSHE topics for next week are:
If you wish to discuss any of our sensitive topics or need additional help in supporting your child in any way, please email your child’s Pastoral Manager or Year Head.
Have a wonderful weekend
Welcome to Ormiston Denes Academy, north Lowestoft’s secondary school and the first choice academy for the majority of families in the local area. We offer a rigorous, traditional curriculum; supplemented by a broad choice from creative and performing arts, technology, and sport; all personalised to the strengths of individual students. Read more…
Back in June 2020, Mia in Year 10 won a competition to design a logo for the Dip Farm Community Park. Her design has been on their letterheads and badges, and is now going onto the posters and signs for the park. A great achievement Mia!
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We are really proud of Senior Prefect Isabel who is applying to be the Youth MP for Suffolk. Good luck Issy! 🍀
Budding Year 8 wildlife photographer, Cain has been out and about recently taking some great shots of our wildlife! Well done Cain!
On Monday 1st November 2021 10 enthusiastic and extremely polite Year 7 students visited the Community Sports Foundation world class facility “The Nest” for a girl’s football tournament. The tournament was organised by academy scholars from Norwich City football club. We played 5 games in total winning 3 and losing 2. Overall the girls came […]
Please view Mrs Williams’ half term video message below.
We’re very pleased to share the latest academy prospectus with you, which we hope will give you a taste of what makes Ormiston Denes Academy unique, and what it’s like to study here. Please visit the Information for Year 6 page to view.
Thank you to Morrisons North Quay, Lowestoft for the thoughtful donation of stationery for our students! Lawrence and Erin in Year 8 are pictured receiving the donation.
As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, the Cultural Education Partnership has organised two children’s heritage walks on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September. The walks are family friendly AND full of interesting facts about history of North and South Lowestoft and each one ends at a larger Heritage Open Day event that is […]
We have welcomed a new catering provider to Ormiston Denes this term and are delighted to be able to share the weekly menus with you. Menu Sept 2021
Students across the region have been putting together a Showcase to celebrate their work in the Performing Arts during 2021. Each school created a devised piece based on a given stimulus. Our students here at Ormiston Denes Academy created their own telling of a familiar tale called ‘Alice’.