At Ormiston Denes Academy, the most important thing to us is that each new pupil starts Year 7 feeling safe, secure, happy and enthused to be part of their new school. This not only applies to students, we also want parents and carers to be happy and well informed about the move their child will make from primary to secondary school.
Ormiston Denes Academy has measures in place to make sure this important change is handled in a friendly, caring, organised and effective way, minimising the worry for students, parents, carers and academy staff. We see this transition between primary and secondary as a crucial period in a child’s education and we implement a number of procedures to ensure every child is catered for.
To help with all of the above, transition from primary to secondary school does not begin in Year 6 and end in Year 7. We ensure that our primary liaison and transition work begins as early as Year 4 and continues into Years 5 and 6, through a dedicated team and a range of activities and opportunities.
The main activities that we offer are shown within the following booklet:
In May students in Year 10 visited the International Aviation Academy in Norwich. They climbed aboard a full-size Boeing 737-300 operational aeroplane and were later challenged to identify different parts of an aeroplane’s fuselage. They learnt that they can start training at 16 and progress to employment or the BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Engineering Practice […]
Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p carrier bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of promoting community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces. Ormiston Denes Academy’s […]
Ormiston Denes Academy is delighted to share that the academy’s Year 11 students have achieved the highest set of results on record, with outstanding success in both English and mathematics. The percentage of students who gained a good pass in both subjects increased to 53% – up 20 percentage points on last year. Progress across […]
Students and staff raised a massive £3,017.52 for Cancer Research UK during a week-long programme of events held at the academy. Having listened to our student voice, the student leadership team made the decision to support Cancer Research UK, as the disease had touched many of their lives, encouraging them to offer their own support. […]