About us

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is a not-for-profit academy trust, sponsoring primary and secondary academies since 2008.

Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy studentStudents at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise AcademyOur vision is for all young people to have the highest academic, social and practical skills to allow them to lead a fulfilling life. We are determined to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference. OAT academies share the Ormiston Academies Trust ethos of ensuring every child reaches their full potential; being aspirational and committed to academic excellence and being supportive yet courageous in our approach. The principles that lead to our academies' success are not complicated:
  • Courage – addressing the challenge where it’s not being addressed.
  • Aspiration – no ‘can’t’ or ‘won’t’. There’s no place for excuses when a child’s future is at stake.
  • Culture – insistence on the highest standards of performance and behaviour, without exception. That goes for teachers and students.
  • Great leadership and finding the best teachers.
Professor Toby Salt, Chief Executive Officer

OAT is part of Ormiston Trust, a national charity formed in 1969 to improve the life-chances of children and young people so they can fulfil their potential and lead happy and productive adult lives.
The OAT Enrichment Charter (pdf)101.04 KB
The OAT Primary Pupil Pledge (pdf)53.38 KB
How Ormiston will support your academy (pdf)776.04 KB