We’re very pleased to share our latest, interactive 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.
Click on the image below to launch the prospectus viewer.
When viewing the prospectus, you can click on the symbol in the header to view in full-screen. You can also click on to download.
This year we have introduced unique QR codes to enhance your experience within each section of the prospectus. More information regarding this can be found on the inside back cover.
Please also view the welcome letter from the principal.
For the chance to win a £50 gift voucher, complete our QR Code Challenge here. All questions must be answered, and the entry submitted after completion. Further information about the challenge can be found on the inside back cover of our prospectus.
Mr Cooper tells you all about the QR Code Challenge in this video.
At Ormiston Denes Academy, it is essential to us that each new student 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 be making.
To support this process, 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 through Years 5 and 6, involving a dedicated team, and a range of activities and opportunities. This year, although we cannot offer the same opportunities, we will still aim to provide transition support to these year groups, but with a focus on Year 6 students.
One of the highlights of each new academic year is our annual open evening, an opportunity to give parents, carers and students the chance to explore the academy, view our excellent facilities, experience first-hand our excellent teaching and learning, talk to staff and current students, and have a sense of what it means to be part of Ormiston Denes Academy.
With the current national situation, we are saddened that we are unable to hold our normal open evening. However we have a number of virtual experiences planned to give prospective students, parents and carers a feel for life at the academy.
Our new prospectus incorporates unique QR codes to enhance the experience within each section. These will provide the opportunity to virtually meet key members of staff, and find out more about why you should make Ormiston Denes Academy your school of choice.
Each local primary school will shortly receive a supply of prospectuses for their Year 6 students and, once received, we hope that you will enjoy reading, watching and hearing about our academy. If you would like to register your name for a prospectus please email us using the details shown below.
Primary schools have also been offered the opportunity to participate in a virtual assembly with the transition team here at Ormiston Denes Academy to find out more about us, the transition process, and to allow any questions to be asked and answered.
Parents and carers are also being invited to join in one of a number of virtual information evenings taking place over the next few weeks. If you would like to register your interest in attending one of these evenings, please email email@example.com.
Although the prospectus and QR code features will go into much more depth about our academy, the clip below will also give an overview of the whole school, including some of the subjects that we teach.
*This was recorded prior to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions
Our transition page was fully updated before the summer, to support the Year 6 students that joined us this September. This page hosts a large amount of information to aid the transition process for these students, but that will also provide for current Year 6 students and families. There is information about many of our curriculum subjects, virtual tours of these subject areas, along with a wealth of information to further inform and support. Every student also received a comprehensive transition pack of information and resources that they were able to use over the summer.
We are really pleased to say that our Year 7 students have made an excellent start to their secondary school education. In many cases this September was the first time that they had been into school in 5 months, and it is clear that our transition process, along with our dedicated Year 7 team, supported that excellent start to the term.
Information about how to apply for a secondary school place can be found on the Suffolk County Council Website here. Parents and carers must apply for a secondary school place for the 2021/ 2022 school year by the closing date of 31st October 2020.
If you have any questions or queries, regarding transition, applying for a secondary school place, or would like to register for our virtual information evenings, please contact Julie Mayo, transition and co-curriculum projects manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Ms Mayo on 01502 574474
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 […]
We are proud to announce that in January we were awarded our platinum award from our work with Suffolk Family Carers and supporting our young carers in school. We work closely with Suffolk Family Carers, and especially those within our academy. We have raised school awareness of young carers through assemblies, form time sessions, social […]