Welcome to Ormiston Denes Academy, the most historic high 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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2016/2017 Annual trip information

VISION Educational visits help us to enhance, develop and extend our curriculum. They provide an invaluable resource which enables our students to... Read more

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Exciting and enriching experiences – Activities Week 2017

Following a successful two-day activity programme last year, students in years 7, 8 and 9 have enjoyed a diverse and enriching week of activities... Read more

July 14 2017 Academy Production
July 14 2017 Academy Production

Students shine in All The World’s A Stage production

Students have been working tirelessly since September 2016 in preparation for this year's annual production. Pupils from local primary schools... Read more

Perry Scott Photo 28.11.16
Perry Scott Photo 28.11.16

Former student secures position in Whitehall.

Congratulations go to alumnus Perry Scott who, after eight months and eight rounds of interviews, has been awarded a place on the Civil Service Fast... Read more

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