Ormiston Venture Academy

Secondary

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Oriel Avenue
Great Yarmouth
Gorleston
NR31 7JJ
01493662966
Pupils
866
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy sponsor led mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(2/5/13)
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67%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Ormiston Venture Academy opened in September 2010 in the existing buildings of the predecessor school, Oriel High school. New buildings are currently being constructed and should be ready for use by September 2013. When the predecessor school was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be satisfactory. The academy is sponsored by the Ormiston Academies Trust and specialises in digital media and mathematics. It has partnerships with Gresham’s school, three local primary schools and Norfolk County Council. Most students are White British, with very few are from minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs, mostly moderate learning or behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, is above that found nationally. The percentage of students supported through school action and school action plus is above average. The proportion eligible for the pupil premium (extra government funding to support particular groups of students) is much higher than found nationally. The academy meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. A very small minority of students are educated off-site at a local pupil referral unit or are taught at home due to their complex medical needs. The academy received its first monitoring inspection in April 2012 and was found to be making outstanding progress towards raising standards.

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