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We hope you have an excellent Easter

Easter Bunny
Please note that the academy will be closed to all students except Year 11 between Monday 8th April 2019 and Monday 22nd April 2019 inclusive.

The Year 11 Holiday School Timetable can be found here.

We look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 8.45am (Week 2).

Stay safe this Easter:

Text the school Nurse – available 24 hours on 07480 635060

Point 1 – offering support for emotional well-being for children and families contact 0800 977 4077

Early Help Family Focus – If you are worried about your child or family and think you might need some extra help contact 01493 448188

Bereavement or

Norfolk County Council Children’s Services0344 800 8020

If you think a child is in immediate danger you should always contact the police by calling 999

The following email address will be checked periodically throughout the Easter break:


Principal’s Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our academy.

Tam Poulter CPOA Principal Based in Gorleston, in the heart of Great Yarmouth, Cliff Park Ormiston Academy is a vibrant and happy place. Our students are a fantastic group of young people, supported by a wonderful team of staff who are committed to ensuring continuous improvement in a positive “can do” culture. This mix creates an academy that is a pleasure to work and learn in, with examination results that place us amongst the most successful secondary schools in the country.

Cliff Park has a highly aspirational ethos, based on our core values of ‘Discover‘, ‘Create‘, ‘Thrive‘ and ‘Achieve‘. These are the names of our four academy “communities” and are the key traits that we want our young people to embrace as life-long learners and adults. By combining the hallmarks of a traditional secondary education with a vocational curriculum, relevant to contemporary life and future employment, we provide an excellent quality educational provision for young people in the local area.

The University of East Anglia, Great Yarmouth College, Access to Music and Nexus Engineering work with us as strategic partners, providing our students with fantastic opportunities. Our dedicated staff also offer a vast array of enrichment activities, particularly in the areas of Sport and the Arts. Coming to Cliff Park means getting great results but is also about making new friends and having fun along the way!

As part of the Ormiston Academies Trust family, we are wholeheartedly committed to serving our community and have an ambitious goal to become a ‘world class’ academy, based on the highest expectations of academic achievement and personal development. We genuinely believe that all young people have the potential to succeed and actively support a strong home-academy partnership. Whatever the abilities, talents and needs of your child, together we can create an inclusive academy, where they will feel safe and secure, enjoy and achieve.

This is a great time to come and study at Cliff Park and I would encourage you to visit to see what we have to offer; the future is filled with excitement and you will be afforded a warm welcome!

With kindest regards

Ms T Poulter

Ofsted Celebration

Academy’s success confirmed as Ofsted rates it ‘good’ with ‘exceptional’ features.

The senior leadership team were praised by inspectors as being “passionate about improving all aspects of the school so that all pupils receive the very best education.” The report highlighted their “relentless efforts to improve pupil outcomes” and noted that this had indeed led to continuing higher standards. Find out more >


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