Academy news

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 […]

Students given a chance to shine in theatre production

  14th March 2018

Talented young people from across Waveney will join forces to present a popular musical next month. The B&B Young People’s Theatre Group gives singers, dancers and actors aged between six and 24 the opportunity to star in a full-scale stage production to packed audiences. The group’s latest production – Singin’ in the Rain – will […]

Successful students honoured at awards evening

  12th March 2018

Students from across Lowestoft have been honoured once more during a prestigious annual awards evening. The Rotary Club of Lowestoft held their annual Michael Marriott Rotary Youth Awards event last week. The event was founded 12 years ago by the late Michael Marriott – a former club president and local headteacher. Throughout the past decade, […]

Holocaust survivor talks to pupils about surviving the Nazi occupation

  27th February 2018

Holocaust survivor Harry Bibring spoke at length to pupils about his experience of Nazi-occupied Austria and travelling to the UK via Kindertransport. The talk, at Ormiston Denes Academy on Monday, was organised by the school in conjunction with the Holocaust Educational Trust. Mr Bibring spoke emotionally about his life as a child in pre-Nazi Vienna, […]

Students wowed by display of do-it-yourself science

  21st February 2018

With a fizz and a pop and an appropriate amount of flame, pupils were introduced to a world of chemistry they could do at home at Ormiston Denes Academy this week. Kitchen Chemistry, performed by Dr Stephen Ashworth, included flames inside water cooler bottles, cornflour powder on fire, and the magic of super absorbers. Shown […]