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Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy Shows Significant Improvement in Student Progress

Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy in Walsall is celebrating achieving a significant improvement in the value  it adds to students’ GCSE results, following new tables published today highlighting the progress they make while at secondary school.


The academy, sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), has achieved a Progress 8 score this year 0.56 higher than in 2016. Progress 8 measures the progress made by each student at the academy, from age 11 to GCSE across eight subjects, including key academic subjects. Following this summer’s results, the academy has risen in the league tables to now be one of the best schools in Walsall, and the second most improved school across the OAT family of academies.

The strong improvement made by the Academy this year has been attributed to its new outcome focused and values driven culture and ethos.  The academy believes in building strong relationships at all levels built on mutual respect and operating routines and practices that are not revolutionary but have ideas combined and embedded with rigour and simplicity.


Stuart Turnbull, Principal at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy, said:

“We are delighted with the results which have been achieved this summer which have shown huge improvement in attainment and progress. The results are a testament to the hard-work and dedication of our students and staff, and the support from parents and carers. We have always focused on the achievement of every student and our results bear out our commitment.”