Physical education at Ormiston Denes Academy is centred around three areas: participation, through enjoyment; competition, teaching students to relish this and be successful; and providing students with the skills and knowledge they need to remain healthy and fit into their futures.
We seek to embed specific values which we believe will lead to success both in and beyond sport:
We are known within the area for our commitment to inclusivity and participation, consistently placing as the top school in the annual competition for regular participation and representation across a broad range of sports. Students are involved in a wide range of team and individual sports throughout the academic year, from the more traditional football, netball and athletics, to less well known games such as handball. Opportunities to represent the academy include fixtures across Ormiston and with local state and private schools. Details of our main fixtures can be found on our fixture list page.
To achieve excellence, we work with other local partners. We have a long established exclusive link with Norwich City Football Club (NCFC) through their Community Sports Foundation Scheme. This partnership enables us to provide our students with additional enrichment opportunities and brings extra support for our timetabled curriculum. We also receive visits from Norwich City players, such as defender Christoph Zimmermann. Lowestoft and Yarmouth Rugby Club provide specialist coaching for our rugby teams, enabling us to compete at a high level.
We also provide outreach for other local schools. Our student sports leaders’ work to organise sports coaching and tournaments for all of our feeder primaries, and we regularly host competitions between the local schools. In collaboration with NCFC we run an enterprise competition enabling our students to run charity events that raise money for local causes.
Sporting success is also achieved in the classroom. Our academic outcomes for sporting courses are amongst the highest in Ormiston Academies Trust and significantly above the national average. Uptake is good, as are students’ continuation into both academic and vocational level 3 qualifications post 16.
Finally, we ensure students are prepared for and engaged by lifelong health and fitness. All students take fitness as a module within their standard curriculum and we hold regular fitness competitions where improvement at all levels is celebrated.
Recognising this strength in participation, opportunities for competition, and focus on lifelong health, we were awarded SportsMark Gold. This is a national award scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to sport both within school and in the wider community. We are incredibly proud of the staff who lead on this initiative, but also all of our students, who consistently represent the academy with pride and respect.
Please view our Athletics Sports Records here
This year, Her Majesty the Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, various events have been taking place in the academy, and this morning staff and students came together […]
The canteen staff have prepared some Platinum Jubilee treats for the street party on the field today! At lunchtime, students will get the chance to enjoy Victoria sponge muffins, jammie shortbread crowns and cheese and fruit mini scones and also enjoy a variety of games!
Ormiston Denes Academy students are delighted to be presenting a cheque to the Norfolk LGBT+ Project after their fundraising production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream .The PRIDE production, the first ever held at the academy, was entirely run by students and audiences made a charitable donation in exchange for their tickets. A total of £150 […]
Save the date! Saturday 16th July 2022 11.00am – 2.30pm. We can’t wait for the return of our summer fete this year and welcome you all to join us! Free entry and fun, for family and friends! There will be lots happening on the day… • Live performances. • Workshops. • Exhibitions. • Refreshments. • […]
Our Eco Council are participating in the national The Big Plastic Count next week. We have bins in school for students to put their used plastics in, and we would also encourage you to take part at home. Full details are on student’s Personal Development Google Classrooms, and tally sheets can be collected from Mrs […]
Today, 12th May is Celebrating Women In Maths Day. We are celebrating as we have some fabulous maths leaders at Ormiston Denes Academy.
Calling all former students! To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are opening our doors to any alumni who studied at our school at any time since our Queen succeeded to the throne on 6th February 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI. We’d love you to join us on Thursday 26th […]
After meeting with Sally from Get Suffolk Reading, a National Literacy Trust project running in Lowestoft, we have very kindly been donated a large number of books on a range of topics including, equality and diversity and LGBTQ, kindness journals and a large supply of Marcus Rashford’s book “You are a Champion, how to be […]
Ormiston Denes Academy sends good luck wishes to all Year 6 students who are taking their SATs next week. We are also looking forward to meeting all the students and their families who are coming to us later this year!