24 November, 2021
Ormiston Bridge Academy, which recently became part of Ormiston Academies Trust has been praised by Ofsted as it retains its good status following its last inspection.
Amongst the praise, Ofsted noted that students “enjoy coming to Ormiston Bridge Academy” and know that “staff care about them and their wellbeing”.
Following its latest inspection, which took place on 21 and 22 September, inspectors highlighted how staff have “high expectations” of students and make decisions based on ensuring students can be successful in their learning.
Alongside these standout comments, inspectors emphasised a number of other ways in which the academy is going above and beyond to provide the best educational opportunities for its students. Notably:
The report is testament to the hard work of students, staff and the wider community, and importantly demonstrates the academy’s commitment to identifying what works best for individual students and tailoring its provision accordingly.
As the academy enters a new chapter as part of the OAT family, students, staff and the wider community are looking forward to building on the excellent foundations in place and continuing its upward trajectory, supporting students towards successful futures.
Ziah Raphael, principal at Ormiston Bridge Academy said: “I’m so proud of everyone at Ormiston Bridge Academy for this result; I’m particularly pleased to see recognition of our staff’s dedication to students and their willingness to go the extra mile.
“I’m very grateful to all of our students, staff, parents/carers, the Trust and Governors and wider academy community for their support in helping us achieve this – at Ormiston Bridge Academy our sense of community is essential to what we do and intrinsic to our achievements, so we are always appreciative for all the support we receive.
“At our academy, the priority is ensuring every student has the opportunity to pursue their ambitions and strive for success in life, whatever their background. We look forward to seeing what we will achieve next as part of this new chapter.”
Seamus Oates CBE, regional director for London at Ormiston Academies Trust said: “This report reflects the ongoing hard work of both students and staff, and it’s a very well-deserved outcome.
“At the heart of Ormiston Bridge Academy is a community that really cares about its students and ensuring the best for them, and it’s really great to see a report that recognises and reflects this ethos.
“As ever, the academy never sits still and is always looking for ways to improve and do more for its students. Having recently joined the Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), staff are looking forward to sharing best practice with academies across the Trust and benefitting from the additional support being part of OAT will offer.”