Welcome to Ormiston Denes Academy,  a high school that is the most historic school in Lowestoft and the first choice Academy for the majority of families in the local area. In line with our Grammar School heritage we offer a rigorous, traditional curriculum; supplemented by a broad choice from creative and performing arts, technology, and sport which is personalised to the ability of individual students.

Our ethos is simple:

Every young person has the potential to achieve the highest grades in English, mathematics and indeed all subjects that they take. By highest grades we mean a minimum of what is now a Grade C, but for a substantial proportion of our students this target will be an A. Our mantra of ‘every student every subject’ means that whilst English and mathematics are considered vital, we expect excellence in all curriculum areas, and set the highest standards for every individual student, regardless of their year group and whether they are aiming for a C or an A*. [ Read more… ]

Ben Driver
Principal

News

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“Students demonstrated excellent sportsmanship” and won!

Raw Soccer, North Suffolk School Sports Partnership and Suffolk Football Association hosted a magnificent day of inclusive football. Matt Potter from... Read more

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Make it Happen! – A series of talks by industry leaders to empower students

“Communication is key.” Dr Pauline Bryant, GP and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School, UEA, was our guest speaker at... Read more

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“Students rose brilliantly to challenge.” Rockley cultural and activity residential

Students at Ormiston Denes Academy had an unforgettable experience during a week-long residential to South West France. 25 students and three staff... Read more

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Ormiston Denes qualify for North Suffolk School Games County Finals

The U14 rounders team did themselves proud at a recent area tournament at Bungay High School. The team won both qualifiers again Benjamin Britten... Read more

Welcome to Ormiston Denes Academy
A short video introduction...