Our Academy

Brownhills Ormiston Academy (BOA) supports every child to achieve their potential regardless of their background and starting point. Throughout their BOA career our students are supported to become well-adjusted members of the academy and wider community with high moral values and self-discipline.

The academy is committed to academic rigour. We expect students to work hard to develop knowledge and skills, and to be highly ambitious about their futures.  All students are encouraged to be life-long learners and to think deeply; they are supported to be curious and to develop their confidence to learn more and experience more.

BOA collaborates with parents and families to keep students safe and to ensure that students are happy and are very ready for their next steps in education, training and employment.

The academy, through its excellent pastoral support and enrichment opportunities, develops students’ character, so they are respectful, have good manners and know how to respond appropriately in different social situations. They learn how to be ready for life as responsible young adults.

The values of the academy are exceptionally important to us and underpin our work and interactions.

We believe that our values are important within the academy community and throughout life.

Ready- Ready to learn and to thrive,  

Respect – Respect for ourselves and others in all we say and do, and   Safe: Safe in our choices and actions for a happy and caring community.

Our Expectations

We have high expectations of and for our students and staff

High expectations of students:  High standards of uniform, behaviour, effort and work.

High expectations of staff: High expectations of teaching standards, of pastoral care and of every member of staff’s role in supporting all students to learn and succeed.

We ask parents and carers to support us in enabling their child to be academically and socially ready for their next steps.

High expectations of parents and carers.: High expectations of parental/carer support for the academy in educating our students. We expect our parents and carers to support us to teach our students excellent study and learning habits for academic success and how to be well adjusted young people who behave, contribute and respond responsibly and appropriately in the academy and in the wider community.

Our Aims

Equip our students with the skills, knowledge, qualifications, attitudes, and characters to achieve and succeed.

Instil desirable study habits and learning behaviours, which enable students to achieve their highest attainable academic standard.

Foster a culture of learner independence.

Maintain a disciplined, enthusiastic, safe, happy and caring academy community.

Ensure students feel secure, valued and safe in and outside the academy.

Develop students experiences by creating a programme of additional enrichment opportunities.

Develop positive personal, social, moral and spiritual growth and respect for different beliefs and ways of life.

Recognise and respect diversity, creating an ethos that promotes equality, develops understanding and challenges myths, stereotypes, misconceptions and prejudices.

Develop a partnership of parents, staff, students, governors, the Ormiston Trust and outside agencies working for everyone’s benefit and betterment.

Cement our place in being an academy, which equips our students to be responsible and informed citizens, who contribute to their local community, our nation, and the world we live in.

Brownhills Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding our students. We expect students to keep themselves safe and to avoid behaviour and actions, which negatively affect the safety, welfare and wellbeing of others.

Should you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of being harmed or you receive a disclosure regarding one of our students please contact Ruth Chaplin [email protected] (Designated Safeguarding Lead) on 01543 452886 immediately.

CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.