Our Sponsor

Ormiston Academies Trust

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is the sponsor of Ormiston Meadows Academy.


Ormiston Academies Trust is a not for profit sponsor of primary and secondary academies. Our vision is for all young people to have the highest academic, social and practical skills to allow them to lead a fulfilling life. We are determined to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference.

Ormiston Trust was created in memory of Fiona Ormiston Murray, who loved children but was denied the chance to have her own when she was killed in a tragic car accident. In her name, we work with local communities and with schools all over the country to give young people access to an excellent education.

OAT has a family of academies across Engand. 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.

An Ormiston academy:

  • Shares its talents and best ideas with others in the network
  • Collaborates with a network of academies from across the UK
  • Improves results with the help of a dedicated school improvement team
  • Has access to expertise including marketing and PR, finance, ICT and HR at a low cost
  • Develops its own unique personality
  • Gets good value for money from its expert services
  • Is not alone when Ofsted visits
  • Works with a sponsor that invests in the future of education

Our aims:

OAT and its academies work as a network:

  • To offer outstanding leadership, teaching and learning.
  • To support young people to reach their academic potential.
  • To offer a broad, balanced and rich curriculum.
  • To develop new approaches to teaching and learning that reflect local circumstances.
  • To nurture a lasting passion and curiosity for learning.
  • To help develop rounded, caring and socially responsible young people.
  • To foster young people’s physical, mental and emotional well-being.
  • To encourage community and family engagement that enhances learning outcomes.
  • To encourage innovation and the sharing and development of professional practice.