Our Principal’s welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Ormiston Rivers Academy. Our mission is to deepen learning and raise aspiration. Our values are aspiration, independence, respect, and resilience and are embedded in our day-to-day work. I am proud to represent the staff and students of Ormiston Rivers, a school that really embodies the ambitions we have for the children of our community.

Our students are resilient and respectful young people, independently working to seize and create opportunities for themselves and others. They are ambitious and aspirational; set to change the world for the better. We promote a creative approach, and we have excellent facilities for dance, drama, and music, embracing the discipline these subjects bring to your child. Our values are rooted firmly in the community, and we encourage links with local groups, businesses, and events. If you have seen our students perform or participate across the county, you will know that excellence is an expectation and this is clear in everything we do – be it through: academic or charitable endeavours, performance, or motor vehicle maintenance. 

Our staff know our students really well and strive at all times to meet their needs by keeping up to date with the latest educational research and continuing professional development. 

Ormiston Rivers is a dynamic and exciting learning environment with creative teaching and learning as the norm. We are the sole secondary school in Burnham on Crouch and the Dengie, and therefore uniquely placed to ensure that children achieve their potential. 

Our student exam results remain consistently above national averages and we continue to develop confident students who go out in the world with the security that only a strong education can provide. Our last Ofsted was in June 2023, with the school rated as Good in all aspects, the report can be found on the Ofsted section of our website.  

You will find a wealth of information about the school on the website, but do not hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information. I look forward to meeting you in the near future and hope to be welcoming your child next year. 

Joanne Williams