Alumni

Our Amazing Alumni​

The ORA Alumni is open to all former students who attended Ormiston Rivers Academy or St Peters school. 

Our objectives are to:
  • recognise the achievements of past students and celebrate their successes
  • maintain a register of all ORA Alumni members’ contact and other details
  • provide an Alumni community that allows past students to reconnect with the school and keep up-to-date with developments
  • establish a link with past students who are able to provide real-life experiences and career insights to our present students.
Benefits of joining the ORA Alumni:

The old adage ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ is as relevant today as it has ever been.  Joining the ORA Alumni will provide benefits that include:

  • Advertise your own reunions and events (eg sporting, social, charitable, etc).
  • Receive and make contributions to ORA Alumni News (termly)
  • Host and/or attend speciality networking events, where all levels of your profession come together to connect and inspire (eg law, medical, creative etc) our staff and students.
  • Participate in ORA Careers programme providing existing students with a window into the working world (careers carousels, mock interviews, work experience etc).
  • Provide mentors, internships and job opportunities for a well-educated and eager body of young people.
  • Attend and/or support OHA drama, music, sports activities and other school events.
  • Business and Alumni Events

To join the ORA Alumni please complete this form.

Current occupation/University and course studying: Charlotte ParsonsCurrent occupation/University and course studying: 

Anglia Ruskin University (Chelmsford Campus) Paediatric (child) Nursing Student

A brief summary of how your time at Ormiston Rivers Academy has helped you to get to where you are now: 

While at Ormiston Rivers Academy the teachers I had really helped me to get where I am now. Having teachers who were always there to support and push me to achieve the best I possibly could, helped me to obtain the grades I needed to attend my first choice university. Without the support of my teachers, I don’t think I’d be where I am now. The subjects that I studied while at sixth form helped me to completely decide on my career path!

Any key accomplishments you have achieved:

Due to my grades from sixth form I was offered a scholarship for my first year at university. I achieved 100% in my safe medicate exam.

Current occupation/University and course studying: Charlotte ParsonsCurrent occupation/University and course studying: 

Primary Education Studies at Anglia Ruskin University

A brief summary of how your time at Ormiston Rivers Academy has helped you to get to where you are now: 

Due to health issues I did not believe I would be able to go to University but the dedicated staff at ORA helped me to look at my options. They supported me and gave me guidance throughout my A-Levels.

Any key accomplishments you have achieved:

I have been awarded a place on the Deans List for achieving a 1st in my first year at University. I have also been awarded for my participation as a student rep.

Current occupation/University and course studying: Charlotte ParsonsCurrent occupation/University and course studying: 

Queen Mary University of London - Studying History

A brief summary of how your time at Ormiston Rivers Academy has helped you to get to where you are now: 

I would say my biggest achievement would be getting into my first choice Russell Group university through gaining an unconditional offer based on my personal statement and interviewing process!

Any key accomplishments you have achieved:

During my time at Ormiston Rivers, I was encouraged to aim high and strive for the University I really wanted to go to. At first, I doubted myself and was sceptical of my ability, but after countless discussions and help with my application, I pushed myself to apply for Queen Mary and it paid off! Factors such as working hard on my EPQ with the help from the Sixth Form leaders, helped me achieve the best possible grade, further helping in gaining the offer I did. Overall, the constant support and guidance helped me create the best application possible and has increased my confidence beyond A levels into my first, and now second year of my degree.

Current occupation/University and course studying: Charlotte ParsonsCurrent occupation/University and course studying: 

I am currently a medical student at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (Queen Mary University of London).

A brief summary of how your time at Ormiston Rivers Academy has helped you to get to where you are now: 

The staff at Ormiston Rivers Academy had a huge impact on me getting into medical school. The staff gave a lot of support and put a lot of time into helping me further my learning to help me achieve the high grades I needed for my degree. The Sixth Form team supported me when I had to take some time out to attend work experience which is vital to be able to get on to my course and not let it impact my learning. There were also plenty of opportunities within the school which helped strengthen my application including running GCSE maths revision sessions on my own, assisting a trainee teacher with an afterschool dissection teaching session and plenty of charity work through the Interact committee. I strongly believe that attending Ormiston helped improve my application and get me to where I am now.

Any key accomplishments you have achieved:

My key accomplishments could include: Being the first student to get directly into medicine from ORA (and first in many years from St Peter's as well but the number of years is debated between many staff), becoming a fully qualified pharmaceutical dispenser during my studies... (not sure sort of things you are looking for here so do let me know if you would like any more or any more specific to my time at the school).