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The academy is now closed until Thursday 2nd September 2021.

For full details of our staggered start and covid-19 testing schedule, please visit our Covid-19 support page

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 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 February Half Term break: [email protected]

The Year 6/Year 10 Summer School is being held W/B 9th August 2021. GCSE Results Day is Thursday 12th August 2021. If you have any questions regarding this, please email [email protected]

General information about the academy, including our Covid-19 support page, can be accessed as normal via our academy website.

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday.

Year 6 – Transition Hub

Please click the image below to view our Year 6 Transition Hub

CPOA Year 6 Transition 2021


Welcome from the Principal

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy is a 11 to 16 mixed comprehensive based in Gorleston, in the heart of Great Yarmouth.

Tam Poulter CPOA Principal 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 and pastoral curriculum, relevant to contemporary life and future employment, everyone in the building works hard to make sure that our students can enjoy a highly successful education.

Our aim is to serve our community, taking excellent care of every student by nurturing their individual strengths and interests. We have an excellent team of staff and wonderful students that give the academy a positive and caring atmosphere. As part of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), we are encouraged to strive for excellent standards and to continue to improve in every area, collaborating with the other OAT academies, where appropriate.

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 >

Watch Our Video, Created By Our Media Team and Students


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