Academy news

Students celebrate another year of successful GCSE results

  23rd August 2018

It was another day of celebration for young people who found out the results of the toughest exams of their school careers so far. Students across Lowestoft and Southwold were greeted with good news as schools continued their upward progress despite fears that exam grade changes would prove a setback. At Ormiston Denes Academy it […]

Academy celebrates national Quality in Careers award

  7th August 2018

Ormiston Denes Academy was celebrating this week after being honoured with a national Quality in Careers award, recognising the outstanding careers advice it provides to its students. Credited by Prospects, the academy has achieved the highest, Gold-level accreditation, which is part of the Quality in Careers Standard award programme. The standard is awarded to schools […]

International Aviation Academy visit

  18th July 2018

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 […]

Students star in Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis film as Lily James visits academy

  18th July 2018

Ormiston Denes Academy has hit the spotlight, with some of its students being given the unique chance of starring in a new film by renowned movie-makers Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis. The academy was selected to be one of the settings for the film, which is based around the Beatles. Fifty students at the academy […]

Academy praised for taking effective steps to improve

  17th July 2018

Ormiston Denes Academy has been praised for taking effective action after being told it requires improvement by Ofsted. The academy received a monitoring visit on June 20 after a full inspection in April last year when it was given the rating in all four key areas, including outcomes for pupils and quality of teaching. However […]

Teaching experience for model Year 11 students

  27th June 2018

Students from Ormiston Denes Academy got the chance to experience the daily lives of their teachers as part of a new project. The Year 11 students were invited to take part in the Teacher Experience within the academy for six days over the last two weeks. A selection of Year 11 students who have an […]

College performance sees students dazzle

  4th April 2018

Budding performers had their time to shine at a sixth form’s annual extravaganza. Lowestoft Sixth Form College (L6FC) staged its two-night Performance Showcase on March 21 and 22, treating audiences to a feast of dance, drama and musical theatre. The college’s performing arts students were joined on stage by pupils from Beccles Free School, Ormiston […]

Students donate eggs and sell cakes in charity events

  1st April 2018

Pupils and staff from Ormiston Denes Academy offered some Easter cheer to those in need with two charitable events at the school. The school has collected food items for the Lowestoft Food Bank, run by staff and volunteers at Lowestoft Community Church, each Christmas. This week, however, the school asked staff and students to donate […]

Visit from Polish students and spelling bee create a buzz

  19th March 2018

Following on from the Pride celebration, the academy hosted two more successful events last week – a spelling bee and a visit from a group of Polish students. The spelling bee, on Monday, March 12, saw primary school pupils from across the region take part in heats and finals, with students from Ormiston Denes Academy […]

Event celebrates LGBT Pride at Lowestoft school

  19th March 2018

Ormiston Denes Academy celebrated LGBTQ+ people with their second annual Pride event. The event at the Lowestoft school on Friday, March 16, was organised by students of the school and was supported by local support services for young people, offering advice, information and support to all of the academy’s students. Organisations and institutions in attendance […]