About us

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is a not-for-profit academy trust, sponsoring primary and secondary academies since 2009.

Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy studentStudents at Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise AcademyOAT champions the excellent academic achievement and all-round wellbeing and development of the 28,000 young people it serves. Our vision is for all young people to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential, whether going on to study at a leading university or entering the world of work. We are determined to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom.

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.

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer

Our parent body, Ormiston Trust, a national charity formed in 1969 was founded for deeply philanthropic reasons with a view to improving the life chances of young people. This principle informs all of our work and has been the foundations for the ongoing success achieved across our academies.

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