Beaconsfield Drive
01782 882200


At Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy we believe in building a partnership between school and home. It is important that we work with parents in order to help every child achieve their best.

We keep parents up to date on academy news and events via our Facebook page, our Twitter page, our Parent App and a regular newsletter, which is sent out to parents and is available on the website.

You are welcome to come in and meet informally with the principal or teachers, just contact us to arrange a visit.

Awesome 8

Please ensure that you child comes to the academy fully equipped with the basic 8 items as shown below.





Homework Planner

Reading Book

School Bag 

Enrichment Passport (This will be kept with the Form Tutor)




DEAR Time – “Drop Everything And Read”

The (fun)damental reasoning behind DEAR Time is to encourage your children to read widely and often. As the bold statement in the Reading Mall suggests we “Read to Succeed” at OSSMA.

What is DEAR Time?

The students read for 15 minutes daily except for Wednesday, at 12.15.

Staff model reading to the students.

Students can read their own books or magazines, school books or their AR books.

If a child forgets their book they will be provided with a suitable text from their form tutor/subject teacher but as a reading book forms part of the Super Seven then this should be a rare occurrence!

We encourage the students to keep a record of their reading at DEAR Time in their student planner. As a parent you can monitor their progress and variety of reading material.

DEAR Time is precious; equally important is reading at home too. Please encourage your child’s love of reading. We want them to succeed!


Uniform Policy

Please click the link below to see the Uniform Expectations document.

Uniform Expectations


OSSMA Careers Service

The Careers Service in OSSMA offers a range of education and training advice around career choice and planning. Its’ aim is to support students by providing information, advice and guidance on colleges, school sixth forms, local training providers and apprenticeships.

Careers Adviser: Julie Chadwick.

Julie is normally in the Academy Monday – Thursday inclusive and can be located in Room G34 in the LRC. Students can book appointments via their form tutor, by calling into the careers office during break or lunch or by contacting Julie directly (see details below).

Julie can be contacted via telephone 01782 882223 (OSSMA careers office) or on 07881 332865 (mobile). Alternatively you can contact her via email