Graduation for high performing students at Ormiston Venture Academy

  7 February, 2020

Students and staff at Ormiston Venture Academy were celebrating after the 2019 year group were not only ranked by the Government as the top performing school in Norfolk, but also in the top 4% of schools nationally.

An evening joined by our alumni of 2019, parents, staff and guests including Nick Hudson (CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust) showcased the amazing achievements of so many.

The celebration of such exceptional results has made the entire community proud. Many of the positive contributions and opportunities come from partners throughout our community, so everyone has had a part to play in these achievements, and Ormiston Venture Academy would like to extend they’re thanks to all those that have made it possible. 

In national league tables released by the Department for Education, Ormiston Venture’s provisional Progress 8 score – which measures improvement from Year 7 to Year 11 across eight subjects, including key academic subjects – was 0.70.

A strong culture of respect for each other’s learning, a supportive environment and celebration of success have all come together to ensure that students are rightfully proud of their achievements.

One student said “I have enjoyed my time at Venture, I was pushed all the way to work hard and always had the staff there to support me whenever I needed. I have enjoyed every minute and I will miss everyone.”

Simon Gilbert-Barnham, Principal at Ormiston Venture Academy, said: “We are delighted with the achievements of our students, which are down to the hard work and commitment of students, staff and our wider community across the board. We look forward to continuing to ensure that children in our community achieve the very best nationally.”

It sets a high bar that Venture is keen to continue. The children of Gorleston deserve an education that is up there with the very best in the country and the future is bright for many after such an impressive achievement.


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