Ormiston Herman Academy’s success confirmed in primary school league tables

Pupils and staff at Ormiston Herman Academy in Great Yarmouth are celebrating following new primary school league tables published, which confirm the academy’s success.

Herman succes in league tables

The academy achieved record results in the national tests for 11-year-olds this summer, with performance in the combined Reading, Writing and Maths above national average.

At Key Stage 2, in reading, 80% of Year 6 pupils achieved at least the expected standard, 80% did so in writing and 83% in maths. Overall, 71% of pupils reached at least the expected standard in all three subjects, against the national average of 61%.

These results represent a huge improvement in outcomes at the academy, and were significantly higher than last year’s results, reflective of Ormiston Herman Academy’s continued success.

The results follow the academy’s glowing Ofsted report in January – its first since converting under the sponsorship of OAT – which saw Ormiston Herman rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ early years provision.

The academy’s success is in large part due to its very strong leadership team, whom Ofsted inspectors praised for being highly effective in securing improved outcomes for all groups of pupils in reading, writing and mathematics.

Ofsted also noted that the Principal had prioritised these fundamental skills, which are now a key part of the academy’s broad, balanced and creative curriculum, which is designed to enable all pupils to reach their full potential and become aspirational, motivated young people.

The academy also had considerable success at Key Stage 1, with 92% of Year 1 pupils achieving the threshold for phonics and Year 2 pupils performing significantly higher than the national average in reading (80%), writing (75%) and maths (82%).

Kate Rutherford, Principal of Ormiston Herman Academy said: “We are absolutely delighted with today’s results, which demonstrate Ormiston Herman’s continued success and how far we have come as an academy. These fantastic results are testament to the hard work and dedication of our pupils, their supportive families and our brilliant staff, and I would like to thank all of them for helping us to achieve them.

“At Ormiston Herman, we work hard to ensure high standards of teaching and learning, which enable pupils to reach their full potential – providing them with an excellent education, which gives them the knowledge, skills and understanding to become aspirational, motivated young people.”

Gwayne Webb, Regional Director for OAT East, commented: “Ormiston Herman Academy has gone from strength to strength, and today’s figures clearly reflect this. The academy continues to make rapid progress and improve, and is committed to ensuring that all pupils receive the very best education and fulfil their potential.

“These results demonstrate the positive outcomes being delivered and I would like to congratulate Kate, her team and the wider school community on this fantastic achievement.”