Enrichment at Ormiston Denes Academy is about enhancing opportunities for our students to develop themselves beyond what is required of them by the national curriculum and motivate them to enjoy new forms of learning.
Through the wealth of activities on offer we ensure that every student has the opportunity to discover and develop existing and new talents and interests as well as reminding them that learning can be fun.
Enrichment is about balancing the learning experience of the ‘whole child’, ensuring that our students not only perform well academically but that they improve their independent learning skills so that when they leave the academy they do so with the ability to enjoy and continue their learning journey.
Enrichment is about equipping our students for the future.
To find out more about enrichment across all Ormiston academies see the OAT website’s enrichment page.
Our Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl worked with Mr Bown (Vice Principal), and Tina Ellis (Chair of the governors’ co-curricular sub-committee) to adapt the OAT Enrichment Charter so it was particularly appropriate for our students. A group comprising governors, staff and students agreed our priorities for all students at the academy, and the result of this meeting of minds was the Ormiston Denes Academy Enrichment Charter. Over their five year journey through the academy, our aim is to fulfill this charter for every one of our students.
Enrichment is coordinated by Mr M Armstrong and run collectively by both staff and students. To contact us at Ormiston Denes Academy about our enrichment programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. […]