About OIEA

Vision and Ethos

Believing that outstanding education transforms lives
Persisting until we succeed

Our vision is to be a hub for the whole community. Students will be supported to succeed whatever their ability, background and aspirations. They will leave ready for the world of work, and they will understand their role in the local, national and global community. A sense of equality, inclusivity and acceptance of diversity will be forged through a wide range of learning opportunities not limited to the classroom or school buildings.

Teachers will continue to learn and to develop their own skills, so that the academy always develops and continues to move forward. The mutual respect of lifelong learning in a nurturing, sharing and supportive culture will be clear to all.

The academy is committed to working with families in the spirit of Ormiston’s aims. Family learning will take place in the academy and in the community, working with external agencies. Support from local business people will help students to gain new insights and discover new opportunities into the world of work.

We strive to keep working as the local school for the local community. We have a reputation for supporting learners and their families to achieve their potential whilst fostering the community cohesion that makes Ilkeston so strong.