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Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy sits in the centre of its community, about a mile from the beautiful Norfolk coastal town of Great Yarmouth. It is an average sized primary school which caters for children aged 4–11 most of whom live in the local community. Most pupils are of white British heritage, although there is a growing population of pupils who speak English as an additional language.
There is a higher than average number of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium grant and number of pupils who have special educational needs. The academy is working hard to meet the needs of all of its diverse learners and prides itself on its warm and inclusive approach. The academy runs an extremely successful on-site SRB provision on behalf of the local authority, for pupils who have autism spectrum difficulties. All pupils at Edward Worlledge have the privilege of playing and working alongside each other to create inclusive environments where pupils have the opportunity to thrive.
The academy is currently on a journey of continuous improvement and there remains much work to be done. However, this is an exciting time to join Edward Worlledge as it builds a firmer foundation of stronger teaching and learning. While the quality of education was graded ‘inadequate’ at the last inspection in January 2020, a number of improvements in curriculum were recognised in the inspection report and these have been built on since that time.
With the support of OAT and an interim principal, further rapid improvements have been made and the academy is now strongly positioned to achieve its target of providing a good education to all pupils. Crucially, all staff are firmly committed to improving outcomes for pupils – personal development was graded ‘good’ in the last inspection and these high standards of care are now disseminating throughout all aspects of academy life and staff are prepared and willing to go the extra mile to ensure every pupil reaches their full potential.
Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy now offers a broad and balanced curriculum to all pupils, as well as a wide range of extracurricular activities including sports, the arts, STEM and music clubs and social action pupil projects through #iwill. The academy aims to cater for the widest possible range of pupils’ differing interests and all are encouraged to get involved and enjoy this extra dimension of school life at Edward Worlledge. The academy’s youngest pupils are well catered for and the Early Years team were recognised by Ofsted for providing a ‘safe, secure and welcoming indoor environment’. This is currently being enhanced by a purpose built, landscaped outdoors play area so that pupils benefit from an additional, free-flow play space.
Our vision and ethos
We are all extremely proud of our academy community and are working hard to make improvements for our pupils. We want all children to reach their full potential and leave our academy for the next phase of their education fully equipped and confident to take on new challenges. We pride ourselves on our caring and nurturing environment where each individual pupil and family is valued and supported. We want to develop confident, happy learners who will have the knowledge and skills to succeed in life.
Our vision is to develop well rounded, confident and responsible individuals who aspire to achieve their full potential. We will do this by providing a welcoming, happy, safe, and supportive learning environment in which everyone is equal and all achievements are celebrated. We aim to educate all pupils to the highest levels of academic achievement, to enable them to reach and expand their potential, and to prepare them to become productive, responsible, ethical, creative and compassionate members of society.
1. Be Inspired
Be Inspired is our drive to harness and enhance individual talents, skills, attributes and interests. This inspires and motivates everyone to learn and enables everyone to love their time at Edward Worlledge Ormiston Academy.
2. Be Challenged
We set our pupils challenging targets within the classroom and beyond. In conquering these challenges, we hope to instil the resilience and confidence to allow our pupils to stand tall in a modern world. We believe that all pupils, with hard work and the right support can achieve aspirational goals. We aim to give our pupils the opportunity to feel unstoppable and achieve far more than they ever imagined.
3. Be Exceptional
For us it is not enough just to be like everyone else. We do not hide in mediocrity. We want to work harder, go further and achieve more than everyone else – because we believe every member of our school can be exceptional. Let’s work together – with respect, understanding and kindness to give this to our children – we all want the same thing – the very best for our children