Welcome to OCA

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.

Welcome to Ormiston Chadwick Academy or as we fondly call it, OCA. I am extremely proud and privileged to introduce myself as Principal of this dynamic, high achieving and forward-thinking school.

At OCA we pride ourselves on being an academy that makes the biggest difference to young people’s lives by laying the foundations to encourage a successful future. Everything we do, we do with our students and their curriculum at the heart of it.

Here at OCA, we set high expectations to ensure that every pupil excels across all aspects of academy life. Our intention is to ensure pupils make outstanding progress and that our bespoke curriculum removes any potential barriers to learning. We want our pupils to leave with the knowledge and skills that will not only create excellent life opportunities, but will also prepare them exceptionally well for life beyond the academy. We seek to achieve this through recognising and accepting that all our students are individuals; the caring, trusting and positive relationships are our core; our students feel safe and they are valued.

At OCA, we aim to develop inspirational, forward thinking young people who gain the skills, knowledge and qualifications to lead a happy and rewarding life. We want all of our students to feel part of our family and understand what it means to be a ‘true OCAer’. We do this through our core values.

You are welcome to visit us at any time.