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 Mrs Budgen (All Together Careers Guidance Professional) 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 of 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 email@example.com.
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 […]
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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.
Our new interactive school prospectus gives the information you need to find out why Ormiston Denes Academy should be your school of choice. Our unique QR codes will enhance your experience within each section.
Mrs Buckenham has created this cookbook for all skill levels. Take a look and make something tasty!
Following on from the successful OAT EAST Dance competition, the full video performance from our students can be seen here: http://bit.ly/OATEASTDance
Students from Ormiston Denes Academy had a fantastic trip to Tonale in Italy again this year for the 2020 ski trip! All students had a fantastic time and demonstrated courage, resilience and determination. Our surroundings were beautiful – breathtaking with glorious weather! As well as skiing, students also participated in: • Bumboarding • Night Ski […]
We had an amazing time when 21 of our brilliant dancers took part in the first OAT East Dance competition! Students were competing against 7 other Ormiston academies, which calculated to just over 100 students. Their 10 minute routine made audience members cry, cheer and have goose bumps! Also, a huge well done to our […]