What Ofsted says

  • Ormiston Endeavour Academy, June 2016

"The school continues to make effective use of external support, including links with other academies in the trust and its teaching school."


  • Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy, May 2015

"The sponsor, Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), its Progress and Interim Executive Boards and leaders at all levels are securing significant improvements to students’ achievement and teachers’ performance. There is now strong leadership, effective governance and robust oversight of the academy’s performance, demonstrating good capacity for sustained improvement in all departments."


  • Ormiston Park Academy, October 2015

"Members of the trust hold leaders to account well through the half-termly progress board meetings."

"Representatives of the academy trust have helped leaders to evaluate aspects of the academy’s work and identify appropriate priorities for development. Training, including from subject specialist advisers, has developed the capacity of leaders and teachers to drive forward rapidly the necessary improvements. The trust, together with the governing body, holds senior leaders accountable by monitoring progress towards improvement plan objectives rigorously and robustly."


  • Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy, April 2015

"The academy trust provides very effective support, and has provided helpful input on the analysis of attainment and progress data. Recent appointments have strengthened the governing body and the trust provides access to specialist advice."


  • Ormiston Denes Academy, May 2015

" Ormiston Academies Trust help monitor the progress towards academy’s improvement plans, through reviews and audits of provision for students who have special educational needs, are helping to both inform these plans and test the impact of actions already taken to raise standards".


  • Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy, June 2016

"The Ormiston Academy Trust (OAT) has provided very effective support for the school".


  • Ormiston Maritime Academy, July 2014

"Governors and the Academy Trust support and hold the academy to account very effectively and have an excellent understanding of the academy’s strengths and areas for development."


  • Ormiston Horizon Academy, July 2014

"Leaders in the academy trust and school leaders invest heavily in staff development and offer support and challenge so the academy benefits from its membership of a wider learning community."


  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy, June 2014

“The sponsoring trust gives very good support to the academy. Specialist advisers work closely with the academy in carrying out reviews, supporting subject leaders and providing programmes for staff development. Support for financial management, information technology, and governor recruitment is also provided well.”


  • Ormiston Forge Academy, March 2016

“The governing body and multi-academy trust know the academy well and have played a key role in improving standards. The Principal and his senior leadership team have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of education that is provided for pupils”. “In addition,the school has benefited from a range of external support provided by Ormiston Academies Trust, as well as Sandwell Local Authority.”


  • George Salter Academy, September 2016

“Ormiston Academies Trust supports the school by deploying educational advisers to work with leaders regarding particular key priorities, such as the provision for mathematically able pupils.”


  • Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy, June 2016

“The Ormiston Academy Trust (OAT) has provided very effective support for the school.”


  • Ormiston Forge Academy, March 2016

“The Sponsor knows the academy well and have played a key role in improving standards.”


  • Ormiston Rivers Academy, September 2016

“School leaders actively welcome high-quality support and challenge from the local governing body, the regional director from Ormiston Academies Trust and the local authority standards and excellence commissioner. The support has made a real difference in helping raise standards, and inspection evidence confirms this to be the case.”


  • Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy, April 2015

“The academy trust provides very effective support, and helpful input on the analysis of attainment and progress data". “Recent appointments have strengthened the governing body and the trust provides access to specialist advice.”


  • Ormiston Venture Academy, May 2013

“The excellent support provided by the academy sponsor has been invaluable in enabling the Principal to drive improvements.”


  • Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, May 2013

“The sponsor provides the academy with good support in human resources, financial expertise and the service of an education advisor. Its Annual Review of the academy is helpful.”


  • Ormiston Endeavour Academy, December 2016

“The academy trust has provided focused and effective support for the school over the last year.The academy’s leadership and management have been transformed at all levels since the last inspection and the last 12 months.”


  • Ormiston Maritime Academy, June 2014

“Governors and the Academy Trust support and hold the academy to account very effectively and have an excellent understanding of the academy’s strengths and areas for development.”


  • Ormiston Horizon Academy, January 2013

“Since becoming an academy the ethos of the school has been transformed. Students have a sense of pride in the academy.”

“The sponsors offer strong and effective support for the academy. They are well aware of its strengths and the direction of its continued journey to become a good and outstanding school.”