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The academy is now closed until Friday 4th September 2020. Should you require help and/or support during this time, please refer to the contacts listed below:

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 support – or

Norfolk County Council Children’s Services –  0344 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 by the academy throughout the Summer break.

Year 11 Examination Results will be available on Thursday 20th August 2020. To facilitate social distancing, Mr Pillar has sent all Year 11 families a dedicated slot. Please report to the Academy Diner.

The Year 10 Summer School is scheduled for W/B 24th August 2020. If you have not already booked a place, please contact Mr Pillar using

General information about the academy, including our Covid-19 support page, can be accessed as normal via our academy website. The only exception to this will be W/B 24th August 2020 and W/B 31st August 2020, when essential maintenance work will be being carried out.

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday.

Ms T. Poulter


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 >

See The New Cliff Park Ormiston Academy Video

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