OAT celebrates night of success at fifth Annual Awards Ceremony

Pupils, teachers, principals and senior leadership teams from across Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), alongside award sponsors, trustees and supporters, came together to celebrate another year of school success at the Trust’s prestigious Annual Awards Ceremony.

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The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise and celebrate the achievements of exceptional pupils, teachers and staff members within the OAT network of 38 primary and secondary schools across the country.

The winners were joined by host Georgie Barrat, British tech journalist and presenter, who presented 22 awards to the deserving pupils and staff members at a ceremony held at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.

Awards included the Inspirational Learner Award, Sporting Champion and Academic Accomplishment prize, as well as the Chairman’s #iwill Award, to name but a few. Guests enjoyed a three-course dinner and Shakespeare/Sister Act-inspired musical entertainment from pupils from Ormiston Victory Academy, as well as a musical performance from a City of Norwich School duo, and a solo performance from Cliff Park Ormiston Academy pupil Jessica Clifton.

The evening would not have been possible without the support of OAT’s awards partners, including Barker Associates and EO Consulting; Reappraise Consulting; HOGE100; Bellrock; Tes; Onecom; Capita IT and Networks; Zurich Municipal; Ginger Energy; Empowering Learning and OAT’s founding body, Ormiston Trust.

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

"OAT’s Annual Awards Ceremony provides the perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate some of the phenomenal achievements of pupils and staff across our OAT family. Every year, I don’t think the personal achievements and inspiring stories we hear can possibly get any better, yet each year we surpass the last. “This year’s nominees and award winners are shining examples of the life-changing work being carried out by teachers and staff across all of our schools. They showcase the fantastic stories of the children and young people we are fortunate to serve.

"Thank you to our awards sponsors for making the evening possible and congratulations again to all of the winners and nominees."

James Murray, Chief Executive of Ormiston Trust and presenter of the Chairman’s Awards, said:

"The OAT Annual Awards are a chance to bring both OAT and Ormiston Trust together to celebrate the fantastic achievements of pupils and staff alike.

"In particular, it has been a real honour to present the Chairman’s Awards, which highlight the exceptional individuals, project leads or volunteers who have both demonstrated the greatest contribution to helping others.

"A massive well done to every single winner and nominee at what was such a special ceremony."