Ormiston Chadwick Academy is named after the Nobel prize winner and physicist Sir James Chadwick. We first opened our doors to students on the 1st September 2014.
Our Academy has a calm, supportive environment where students work hard. We are strong on discipline and have high expectations for the whole school community. Good manners, courtesy and appropriateness of dress are demanded. We expect all students to conduct themselves with dignity and show consideration both in and out of school.
Great relationships are the foundations of outstanding teaching and learning. At Ormiston Chadwick we only appoint highly qualified staff who love their work and are prepared to go ‘the extra mile’ for our students.
All staff at Ormiston Chadwick Academy have the highest expectations for every child. We want our students to leave us with a strong desire to continue to further their education, to continue active citizenship and fulfil their own ambitions. To this end we will set our students challenging targets, coupled with expert guidance and advice for a career path which will continue to challenge and motivate them. Our students are all allocated an academic mentor from the first year who will meet regularly with them to consider their aptitudes, strengths and where their talents may take them. We will help them research local and national universities and support them in gaining the necessary qualifications to ensure their destination of choice.
You are welcome to visit us at any time.
It is with deep regret that we must share the devastating news of the passing of one of our much-loved students, Alfie Humphreys, in Year 7.
Alfie was a popular and well-liked member of our school community and a talented young footballer. He was a dedicated, hard-working student who was always full of life. He made a huge impression on our school community in the short time he was a student here, and Alfie was, and always will be, an OCA-er.
We would like to hold a memorial for Alfie, so that everyone can join together in sharing their happy and cherished memories of him, however unfortunately due to the current government guidelines we are not able to do so at this moment in time. In the meantime, we have dedicated an area at the front of school for our community to pay their respects. We ask that you visit in your households and maintain social distancing during this time. We know that Alfie’s passing will come as a huge shock to our whole school community, and we will be providing pastoral support to students and staff who need it.
On behalf of our whole school community, we are sending all our thoughts to Alfie’s family and friends. We will miss Alfie dearly, but will always carry him in our hearts.