Ormiston Park Academy continues its drive towards excellence, firing on all cylinders and have made a jump to the future and brought in some of their new build facilities, in preparation for the use of them.
The 2011 GCSE results were once again a record achievement for the Academy (far in excess of what was expected by the Department for Education), with 40% of students achieving the benchmark of 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Mathematics. With this in mind, they have decided to provide their over-achieving students with use of its future resources that will be in their new build.
So, at the start of this term, Ormiston Park’s new students began the year using the latest ‘Kindles’ as part of an intense reading programme. The Academy is have reorganised its library and book provision to be more accessible via the internet friendly devices that all young people are experts at using (often they are smarter than the teachers); and it is about to create an ‘e-lab’ space to stimulate and harness this creative ability with 3D facilities available to all. All of which will resemble that of the new build, and will ensure the students are confident for when they make regular use of them.
The new build will have purpose built community facilities and in preparation for this, the academy is extending its community provision again this year. The entire programme of activities is currently being developed and will be is published on their website.
Over the summer, meetings re-convened regarding the Academy’s total re-build and these are continuing at a rapid place to ensure that works are started in March of next year. The plans aim to provide a state of the art community resource embracing the latest innovations in learning and technology. The Academy will offer extended and exciting academic and vocational provision, and aims to be a stimulus for local entrepreneurship.