As we come to the end of week one, overall I have been very pleased with how it has gone. In
particular, my thanks go to all parents and carers for your support and understanding, it has not
been easy planning for the unknown. I would also like to take this opportunity to mention a few
School work is set up on-line and for the few that do not have a computer at home hard copies have
been delivered. It is important for me to highlight that our procedures also have to follow the
Government’s guidance regarding social distancing and only going out when it is absolutely
necessary. I’m sure you will therefore understand that I do not want staff driving around Lowestoft
delivering packs unless there is no other way our students can complete the work. I also have to
think about how we will provide feedback on the work which makes a complex scenario even more
difficult, not for on-line work but hard copies. On top of this, we need to negate as much as
possible, any risk of CV19 coming into school when the work is returned. Thank you for your
understanding on this.
The very few students who are in school are being looked after well and are working hard. Staff are
on a rota and there is always a first aider on site and a member of the senior leadership team. When
not in school staff have tasks to complete which they will balance with family commitments, each
situation is different.
Parents and carers of key workers will be contacted shortly with regards to school provision over the
Easter holidays. For all other students, the school will be closed during this time. It is our small but
crucial contribution to keeping the country going and ensuring health care and other key supplies
are in place for our community.
Any child entitled to free school meals, will have received a text message asking for parents to
confirm their preferred supermarket of choice.
Finally, from a personal point of view it all feels very strange. Different ways of working, not being
able to meet up with friends, shopping is done carefully but with more room than ever due to social
distancing, little traffic but also with some real highlights. Last night the whole of our village stood
outside their doors at 8pm to ‘clap for our carers’. It was very moving. In Spain my best friend has
been telling me they have been doing this every night for some time and it includes police cars and
paramedics with sirens blaring.
Have a good weekend and stay safe.
Mr Jim Nixon, Principal
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…
Following on from the successful OAT EAST Dance competition, the full video performance from our students can be seen here: http://bit.ly/OATEASTDance
Students from Ormiston Denes Academy had a fantastic trip to Tonale in Italy again this year for the 2020 ski trip! All students had a fantastic time and demonstrated courage, resilience and determination. Our surroundings were beautiful – breathtaking with glorious weather! As well as skiing, students also participated in: • Bumboarding • Night Ski […]
We had an amazing time when 21 of our brilliant dancers took part in the first OAT East Dance competition! Students were competing against 7 other Ormiston academies, which calculated to just over 100 students. Their 10 minute routine made audience members cry, cheer and have goose bumps! Also, a huge well done to our […]
We are proud to announce that in January we were awarded our platinum award from our work with Suffolk Family Carers and supporting our young carers in school. We work closely with Suffolk Family Carers, and especially those within our academy. We have raised school awareness of young carers through assemblies, form time sessions, social […]
The OAT East Dance Competition is taking place at Ormiston Denes Academy on Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7.00pm! This is a competition for students from eight Ormiston academies based in East Anglia, and we are hosting! Family and friends are welcome to this free event, doors will open at 6.45pm.
The Ormiston Denes Academy annual Careers Fair is taking place on Friday 6th March! This gives our students a chance to investigate possible careers and opportunities available to them. Over 45 organisations are attending this fantastic event!
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The results are now in and we are proud to say that we have won 4 of the 6 categories that we entered, with all of our students being highly commended! Dance – JessicaArt – OliviaFood Technology – AlfiePublic Speaking – Daisy Congratulations to all students from the Lowestoft schools that participated in the awards. […]
Congratulations to former students of Ormiston Denes Academy Abbie and Emily who have received an offer to study English Literature at the University of Cambridge! Read the article here http://bit.ly/OrmistonDenesAlumniCambridge
Year 10 student Josh is a member of Southwold U15s Rugby Club squad. With some players out due to injury Josh has played up for the U16s and they have been competing in the Suffolk Plate Competition. The final was held on the 26th January 2020 which they won 40-7! As they had won all […]
Ormiston Denes Academy supported BBC Children in Need as one of the student council’s chosen charities.We had a fantastic day and it was great to see so many staff and students supporting this charity! Year 11 Charity Ambassador, Katy, brought a wonderful Pudsey Bear chocolate cake in, which was very kindly made and donated by […]