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What is Ormiston Academies Trust?

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is a not for profit multi-academy sponsor. Ormiston Trust sponsored its first academy in 2006; the Gateway Academy in Thurrock.

At the time it was one of the most challenging schools in the country and only 13 per cent of students achieved five A*-C grades including English and maths.

After steadily rising results, the academy was rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted in 2011.

Ormiston Trust created Ormiston Academies Trust in 2009 to run the academies and OAT now has a family of academies across England. We believe that every school and community is unique, so we do not impose a 'one size fits all' approach to teaching and learning. Our academies are encouraged to respond to the needs of their students and their community. We support our academies to share good practice and are committed to giving their staff increased opportunities for professional development.

OAT is run by educationalists who believe that every child matters. It is a not for profit organisation committed to giving the best possible service to academies.

Click on the link below to download our latest "About us" leaflet.

  1. OAT - About Us