Ormiston Denes is not just a building filled with teachers and children with lessons taking place. It is a very special community committed to ensuring that every day is better than the one that went before it, and that every individual becomes the best version of themselves. We know that there is no limit to potential and that whilst challenges may come along, everyone can overcome these if given the right support and guidance.
Our core business is to educate every young mind so that each young person leaves us with a full range of qualifications that ensures all are well rounded and able to go on and access the next stages of their lives. Like Nelson Mandela, we believe that “education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” and we want our students to become active global citizens who make informed choices to shape the future and make it better for the next generation.
Alongside these goals, we also value the little things. Courtesy and manners make a difference and kindness counts. The pride we take in our uniform, the quality and presentation of the work we produce, the respect we show towards each other and learning all help to prepare for the future and to make each day a success.
Ormiston Denes Academy is situated in a Grade 2 listed building, but is firmly focused on the future. We have an excellent learning environment with specialised areas to help expert teachers inspire our students. We welcome visitors to the academy and would encourage you to come and see for yourselves what we have to offer.
Mrs Kate Williams
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’.
Year 7 students at Ormiston Denes Academy have found an exciting way of practising their language skills – by writing to royal families across Europe. The students made Christmas cards to send to the royal families last year as part of their language lessons and when we returned to in-school teaching, they were delighted to […]
Before the Easter holiday, students from Ormiston Denes Academy, supported by the #iwill project, filled and donated 100 bags to organisations in the local area. The Easter card was also designed by Mia in Year 9. Easter goody bags and cards were delivered to Topcats Charity, Outreach on the Streets, Harleston House and YMCA Childcare […]
What is MyTutor? MyTutor matches students with a kind and friendly tutor studying at a top university somewhere in the UK. Tutors are talented, bright, and have recently sat their GCSEs and A Levels, so they understand how stressful exams can be. With regular attendance, MyTutor lessons can help students gain confidence in their subject […]
The theme this year for Anti- Bullying Week is “United Against Bullying” and all students at Ormiston Denes Academy will watch a virtual assembly during form time, to raise awareness. They will also be given a poster to create their own pledge against bullying, enabling us all to stand united against bullying. This poster will […]
To mark Remembrance Day, our remembrance ceremony was held during tutor time across Years 7-11. This provided all our students with a time to reflect and pay their respects to commemorate the servicemen and women from Britain and the Commonwealth who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, whilst remaining in their bubbles. Across the academy, […]
We are proud to have been awarded The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Award. The award recognises the service provided by the academy to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.