Ormiston Academies Trust narrows the gap at GCSE

Congratulations to students across the country at OAT academies collecting their GCSE results. Ormiston Academies Trust has seen significant improvements in outcomes this year, particularly for the most disadvantaged students.

Cowes GCSE girls

OAT academies achieved at least a four percentage point rise in student attainment overall, with some outstanding and inspiring stories at every school. 

Some of the successes that we are celebrating today include the best ever GCSE results at Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy and Ormiston Six Villages Academy, record achievements at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy and Ormiston Chadwick Academy, outstanding improvements at Ormiston Rivers Academy, and Ormiston Victory Academy and brilliant progress for students on the Isle of Wight at Cowes Enterprise College. Another stand out academy is Birmingham Ormiston Academy where at least 76% of students achieved A*- C grades in English and maths.

Today’s results are thanks to the hard work and talent of OAT students, the fantastic support from families across the country, and the great teaching and leadership from our staff. We are immensely proud of everyone’s efforts and delighted that so many of our students will be able to take up their chosen post 16 pathways and continue to flourish.

Ormiston has always been a trust that is determined to raise aspirations and broaden horizons. We work with academies in some of the most challenging areas of the country and many students join us with below expected levels of attainment for their age, but we are determined that every student is supported to fulfil their potential, an ethos that underpins our success.

In particular this year, the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their better-off peers has narrowed, as has that between boys and girls.  We are looking forward to continuing this hard work and building on this progress next year.

Toby Salt, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"It is our absolute priority at OAT to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background, and we are delighted to see significantly improved outcomes across the Trust and its academies today."

“Students, staff and parents deserve great credit for their commitment and determination to succeed and we look forward to building on these achievements next year."