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.