Beaconsfield Drive
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Open Evening

Posted on: September 9, 2014

I am delighted to invite you to a number of events at Ormiston Sir Stanley Mathews Academy that I hope will convince you that we are the best academy in the city and an ideal choice for your son / daughters future education.

The improvements we have made since opening in our new £20 million academy have meant that we believe the academy is the best choice for secondary education not only in Stoke-on-Trent, but across North Staffordshire as a whole.

Our recent achievements are:-

-“ Outstanding Leadership & Management” – Ofsted May 2013
– “Good teaching with Outstanding qualities” – Ofsted May 2013
-“ Outstanding practice in English” – Ofsted May 2013
– Overall “Good with Outstanding features” – Ofsted May 2013
– “The behaviour is exemplary” – HMI June 2012
– 74% with 5 A*-C  including English & Maths (Summer 2014)

I hope you will be able to join us at one of our events to showcase the good practice you will find happening every day in the academy.

From Monday 6th to Friday 10th October we have an Open Week’ where you can visit the academy for tours at 9.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm, (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) and 9.30am, 11.30am (Wednesday) to see the wide range of excellent facilities and our lessons with high quality learning.

On Wednesday 24th September we are hosting an Open Evening’ to ‘Meet the Principal’ at 6.15pm and 7.00pm and to tour the academy to meet students and staff.

Due to the limited space available in our theatre please ensure that you only attend the presentation allocated to your identified school below:

 6.15pm Presentation & 6.45pm Tour

Sutherland Primary

Newstead Primary

Blurton Primary

Christchurch Primary

Heron Cross Primary


7.00pm Presentation & 7.30pm Tour

Belgrave Primary

Clarice Cliff Primary

Glebe Primary

St Pauls Primary

Stoke Minster Primary

Plus any other primary schools not detailed above.


The academy not only offers an excellent education, but also provides a free school uniform and PE Kit to all Y7, a current free bus service to Y7 living outside the immediate area, a Summer School and a wide range of free extra-curricular activities before and after the normal working day.

Parking for visitors is available on the Main Car Park off Beaconsfield Drive. Please do not park on the driveway to the reception. Limited disabled spaces are available at OSSMA, but a disabled badge must be displayed on your windscreen.

Light refreshments are available in our Bistro from 6.45pm

I am convinced that if you visit the academy and see our excellent facilities, our fantastic students and our high quality teaching and learning, you will make it the choice for the future education of your son or daughter.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Yours sincerely

Mark Stanyer