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Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Ormiston Shelfield Communuty Academy

No individual element of our practice is revolutionary. 

Our core drivers of Outcomes, Values and Choices are at the heart of our daily actions and interactions.  Our aim is simple; by rigorously instilling our values, students achieve positive outcomes enabling them to make considered life choices which open doors to the opportunities they deserve. 

Our team shares the vision.  We all aspire to make a difference for our students every day.  We pride ourselves on building strong relationships based on mutual respect, at all levels.  Our relentless desire to deliver high quality teaching and pastoral support combined with an array of opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom, enables our students to develop the knowledge, skills and character to lead successful, fulfilling lives.

We create a safe and happy environment where students are nurtured academically, socially, and emotionally so that they are ready to tackle academic challenges and have the values to become responsible members of our society. 


We educate our students to understand that 'outcomes' means academic attainment and progress, development of values and character and progression to their preferred destinations.

We support our students to achieve academic qualifications that empower them to seize opportunities and advance to the next stage of their chosen educational journey.

We empower our students to have the knowledge, skills, personal traits and experiences in order to seize career and life opportunities.


We are ready, respectful and responsible. 

We are honest. We do what we say we’ll do and do not make excuses.

We are a team.  Helping a member of our team is helping ourselves


We develop our students to have the strength of character and courage to do the right thing because it is the right thing to do.

Our values support our students to make the life choices that will have a positive impact on their future and contribution to society.

Being outcome focused and values driven, students take responsibility for their learning and actions which opens doors for them to have a breadth of choices when they leave school.

Stuart Turnbull