Our sponsor, Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is one of the largest not-for-profit educational trusts in England. It delivers high-quality educational opportunities to over 30,000 pupils across six English regions, in 32 secondary schools, six primary schools, four alternative provision schools and one special school. Its overarching mission – and one that we all share across the Ormiston family – is that by working together we can make the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom.
When we think about what kind of difference we all want to make, this is defined by OAT’s three core purposes, which are to teach and develop our pupils, while we effect change so that we can create schools where no one is disadvantaged, and every child has the opportunities and experiences needed to achieve their potential.
OAT is one of the leading, and longest-established trusts, originally founded by Ormiston Trust, and has been sponsoring schools since 2009. Ormiston Trust, a national charity formed in 1969, continues to invest grant-funding to many areas within OAT schools, with a view to improving the life chances of young people.
Like us, OAT is a values-led organisation, continually challenging itself to follow and embrace the spirit of its values:
Download the OAT Strategy 2019–2023 below.