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About Us

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy is a multi-million pound new build Academy in Stoke-on-Trent. Our Principal is Mark Stanyer.

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At Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy we go the extra mile for our young people. The academy is committed to providing outstanding teaching and learning to enable every child to be the best that they can be.


OSSMA Vision
All OSSMA students will be exceptional learners experiencing a world class education.


Academy Development Plan

A copy of the Academy Development Plan can be downloaded here.


British Values

British values are at the heart of everything we do. The students are fully conversant with these values and we try to embed them into our way of life every day.

To embody democracy we have the School Council, regular pupil voice and, each week, we vote on an SMSC issue. For example, ‘ Does the media encourage terrorism?’ The prefects also have a major role in communicating views throughout the academy. Opportunities are taken to have mock elections parallel with general elections and we partake in local democracy and national democracy with visits to the local council and Parliament.

Rule of law is embedded in our philosophy of non-negotiable behaviours and the mantra, ‘Manners maketh the man.’

Individual liberty is promoted through the philosophy of every child having the opportunity to reach their potential by creating an environment of possibilities and cultural experiences.

Mutual respect and tolerance are promoted through our curriculum, PSHE programme and Reflection Time that takes place each week for the whole school. However, the whole culture and ethos reflects these two values as we embrace diversity and accept nothing less than mutual respect for each other or any individual in our academy.

Examples of assemblies on British Values can be downloaded from the links below:

British Values



New Building
In January 2013 we moved into our state of the art new building. Key features of the design include:

  • Faculty clusters based around social learning zones or “hubs”
  • Central “street space”
  • 210 seat Arts Theatre
  • Flexible, agile and adaptable environments
  • Student centred personalised and inclusive learning environment
  • Access to over 300 computers
  • 4 badminton court sized sports hall with facilities for indoor cricket, netball, volleyball and basketball
  • Fully equipped dance studio

Upgraded grass pitches and Synthetic Turf Pitch to Football Association standard to promote links with Stoke City Football Academy.

We have ambitious plans to share our facilities with our community. Any community group wishing to make use of our facilities, please contact our Extended Services Director or Centre Manager.

Everyone involved with Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy has a great deal of pride in their new school. It has benefited greatly from the ‘halo effect’ of Sir Stanley Matthews’s legacy. His daughter, Jean Gough, attended the school’s launch event, which was a huge success and was attended by the press. The academy is working closely with Stoke City football club. Academy students acted as guards of honour at a match between Stoke City and Blackpool, two clubs that Sir Stanley played for, in front of 26,000 people. The name has made a big impact outside of Stoke-on-Trent as the academy challenged an under-14s football team from a Blackpool school to compete against them for the ‘Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Cup,’ creating publicity in Blackpool as well as Stoke-on-Trent.


Download our Prospectus here.