A view of Ormston School from the grounds
A view of Ormston School from the grounds

Ormston
School

Please be aware

Ormston school is not currently open. We are currently planning to open our doors in September 2024.

Situated in Headingley on the edge of Leeds in West Yorkshire, Ormston School provides specialist education for 5-18 year olds with a range of SEND needs. Our young people may have a number of diagnoses including SEMH needs and: ASD, ACES, ADHD, FASD, anxiety and/or, communication and interaction, cognition, and learning needs.

We offer a high quality school based provision that makes it possible for our young people to:

  • Engage with teaching and learning
  • Attend 100%
  • Strengthen skills and knowledge
  • Trust the familiar people around them

The school will have a positive impact on the quality of life for our young people and the people around them.

Passionate about education

Ormston School vision

To provide a learning environment where young people can thrive, feel supported, safe and are then able to leave school happy with relevant experiences and outcomes to enable them to contribute to the wider community.

Our main goal in education is to help young people to reach their full potential. At Polaris we recognise the importance of specialist education and support for young people who need a tailored approach to learning.

Ormston School Values

  • Integrity
  • Inclusive
  • Teamwork
  • Celebration
  • Respect
  • Small bespoke groupings of 4-6 young people plus a class teacher/tutor and at least one Teaching Assistant per group across our spacious site, with appropriate boundaries in place to safeguard all children.
  • Within the Polaris Community we have six SEN schools across the UK who work together to provide each pupil with a tailored, diverse and appropriate education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes engagement, inspires learning and encourages achievement.
  • Our schools offer safe learning areas for our younger pupils to ensure they are able to thrive and grow while receiving high quality teaching based on the National Curriculum. Teachers adapt the pupils learning to suit their ability and needs. We want to make sure that our pupils, regardless of age feel welcome and secure throughout the school day.
  • Younger pupils are taught through the National Curriculum ensuring a broad and balanced curriculum which is tailored to match their academic ability in all subjects.
  • Older pupils have a broad curriculum leading to external accreditation which may include GCSEs, functional skills, ASDAN, Entry Level and AQA awards. In addition to these enterprise-driven qualifications, Entry Level Employability Skills and Towards Independence programmes will be offered. There is a key focus on next steps and aspiration throughout school with a strong careers offer.
  • The staff team are well equipped and trained to support children with a range of needs, seeking support and guidance from a range of internal and external professionals.
Male Teacher supporting students in class

Proprietor

Polaris Children’s Services
Chair: Jo August
Malvern View
Saxon Business Park, Hanbury Road,
Stoke Prior
Bromsgrove, B60 4AD

01527 556480

Headteacher

James Brown
Alma Road,
Headingley,
Leeds,
West Yorks,
LS6 2AH

Part of the Polaris Community

Within the community, we have independent fostering and adoption agencies who have been passionately improving the lives of young people for over 30 years, as well as Leaving Care services, Education and bespoke children’s services contracts. Our nurturing community works collectively to support the very best outcomes for each and every child in our care. We’re ambitious for our children and young people, families and staff, and believe in their futures.

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Address

Alma Road,
Headingley,
Leeds,
LS6 2AH

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