ORTU Schools were honoured to be visited by Stephen Metcalfe MP on Remembrance Day, 11th November.
OCTOBER half term saw Ormiston Park Academy (OPA) run their first Basketball Excellence Programme Camp. From Monday 25th to Friday 29th October, two sessions per day were held for players from school years 5 to 11.
THE Orsett Heath Academy is set to get a new school building after councillors gave it the go ahead.
TWENTY-three Year 10 students from the Gateway Academy are mentoring some of the Gateway Learning Community’s Year 6 students in mathematics. The Year 10 students, many of whom are re-visiting the primary schools they previously attended, are showing great professionalism and commitment in supporting the younger students with their learning.
ORTU Gable Hall have concluded their investigation into inappropriate language used by a teacher during an assembly earlier this week.
THE Gateway Learning Community Trust [GLC] is looking for governor volunteers to help shape the future of our academies.
Ortu Gable Hall teacher suspended and investigation launched following alleged abusive comments to pupils in assembly
A SECONDARY school teacher has been suspended after allegedly making “derogatory” comments in the middle of a school assembly. Senior management at Ortu Gable Hall in Corringham will carry out a formal investigation into the comments made, which are alleged to have called students “retards” and “cowards”, according to a social media post. Headteacher Ceri […]
STUDENTS at Ortu 6th Form Centre are celebrating some amazing A-Level results today. Despite the challenging year many students have had due to the pandemic, those at the 6th Form Centre have pushed through and are looking to further their education, begin apprenticeships.
LEIA Edwards, 15, from Grays, is the first person in the UK to be accepted into Sierra Canyon High School in Los Angeles, California, while still at school due to her talents in basketball and her academic ability.
SCHOOLS as large as Gable Hall – which is the largest in Thurrock by the way, casually boasting an impressive student population of around 1,600 students – aren’t just run and managed by great teachers, headteachers and Ofsted reports…
STUDENTS at Ormiston Park Academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), had an exciting visit this week from some experts at the BBC, who taught them about storytelling.
HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to a “legendary” staff member at Ortu Gable Hall, Corringham, who has sadly died aged 65. Staff and colleagues have been fondly remembering Angela Allix, support assistant at the school, who passed away from a heart attack. School bosses said their deepest sympathies were with her son, Matthew, 38, his […]
CLLR James Halden paid an exciting visit to Ortu Corringham Pre-School to see its new £1million building last Thursday, which doubled their student intake.
THE quick thinking of four students may have saved a local man’s life after he collapsed outside the Co-op near to their school on Monday morning.
THE directors of Aveley Football Club and the Principal of Ormiston Park Academy have met to discuss a future partnership.
FORMER pupils at William Edwards School in Grays have launched a petition calling on the school to reverse its decision to change its four house names.
WILLIAM Edwards School are celebrating 12 students completing the prestigious Scholars Programme, run by award-winning charity, The Brilliant Club.
ORMISTON Park Academy are working closely with the Thurrock School Well-being Service to promote positive mental health across the Academy. On Tuesday 20th April The Thurrock School Well-being Service delivered a one-day workshop and training for students across all Year Groups.
READY, steady, go! Everyone at the Ortu Stanford & Corringham Sixth Form and Ortu Gable Hall have put on their running shoes to do some good this month.
ON a bright but very cold morning Ormiston Park Academy were very lucky to host the British Athletics ‘Street 2 Stadium’ event.
ONE of the country’s largest academy trusts has become the latest victim of a targeted ransomware cyber attack – with laptops used by pupils and email systems disabled reports Schools Week. Harris Federation, which runs 49 schools, detected the attack on Saturday, and has been working through the weekend to resolve the issues. A Schools Week investigation last […]
AMONGST the gloom and despair of the last 12 months, there has been an emerging light that has transformed schools and ways of learning forever. It has got schools through the multiple lockdowns and ‘bubble’ closures during the pandemic and has enabled young people to continue to progress and keep in touch with their teachers and classmates.
ORTU Hassenbrook Academy, based in Stanford le Hope, received a generous donation of £5,000 from the East Thurrock Rotary Club which enabled the school to purchase 15 laptops and four instruments for music students to use while studying at home.
LEVEL3 IT students at USP College Palmer’s Campus have been working with Tail to Tell, a doggy day care and home boarding service based in Billericay, to develop a website for them.