Broadland High School joins Ormiston Academies Trust

We are pleased to announce Broadland High School in Hoveton, Norfolk has now officially joined the OAT family.

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The conversion has received widespread support from parents, students, staff and the local community in Hoveton. As part of its new chapter with OAT, the academy also welcomes a new name – Broadland High Ormiston Academy.  

Broadland High Ormiston Academy will benefit from the full support of the Trust, including having access to its wide range of resources, services and expertise. Teachers and leaders at the academy will also have the unique opportunity to share and exchange best practice with the other academies across the tight-knit family network.  

Retaining its own unique identity, the academy will continue to build on its positive community links, as well as working in collaboration with the Trust. Broadland High Ormiston Academy will maintain its funding from the government but benefit from greater autonomy and Trust-wide collaboration, supporting the school in many areas, including procuring services and funding for future projects.

OAT’s academies are clustered into regional hubs within the North, West, East and South of England. Broadland High School will join the OAT East network, which has twelve academies, including the Outstanding rated Ormiston Venture Academy and Ormiston Victory Academy, who have been recognised for their excellent education provision. The academies in the East, as well as the wider academies, will work closely with Broadland High Ormiston Academy in the coming months, supporting them as their journey begins with OAT.  

Aron Whiles, Principal at Broadland High Ormiston Academy, said:

"We are thrilled to be joining Ormiston Academies Trust, in a move which will greatly benefit our students, staff, parents and the wider school community. In joining the Trust, we will have access to the wealth of experience, resources high-quality education provision and brilliant enrichment opportunities – a vision for education which we already share with OAT.  We really look forward to working closely with OAT in the months to come, as we continue to provide our students with very best education."

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust said:  

"We are delighted to be welcoming Broadland High Ormiston Academy to the OAT family network. The academy is well established and respected in the local community and has a strong reputation for providing high-quality education to its students.  We are really pleased that the move has received such positive support from parents, staff, students and the local community alike.  At OAT, we are committed to ensuring that every young person reaches their full potential and we look forward to working closely with academy to ensure it continues to achieve this."  

Malcolm Kemp, Chair of the Governing Body, said:

"Joining Ormiston Academies Trust will be the start of a new exciting journey for the academy. The conversion offers an excellent opportunity to further provide brilliant learning opportunities and raise the standards of education for our students, as well as providing excellent professional development or our staff.  

"We are grateful for the support of parents, staff, the school community and the Trust itself, and look forward to beginning the new chapter ahead, as we encourage and support our students to reach their full potential."


Picture caption: Aron Whiles, Principal and students