Ormiston Horizon Academy
The Current logo used since 2011
|Houses||Aquila, Cygnus, Draco and Pegasus|
|Sponsor||Ormiston Academies Trust|
Ormiston Horizon Academy, formerly know as James Brindley High School/James Brindley Science College, is an 11-16 mixed school located along Turnhurst Road in Chell, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Most students are from the surrounding areas such as Chell, Chell Heath, Fegg Hayes, Pitts Hill and Packmoor. The Principal is Rod Hughes. As of 9 September 2013, they will have settled into their new building which has been built alongside their old one.
Until September 2011, the academy was known as James Brindley Science College. However, during the summer of 2011 the school was renovated and re-opened to students as "Ormiston Horizon Academy" on 7 September 2011. The blue jumpers and white polo shirts were replaced with a purple laced blazer and white shirt, Along with a coloured tie that represents the House that the student is in. The school is now funded by the Ormiston Academies Trust and the academy's strategic partners are Keele University and Stoke-on-Trent Primary Care Trust.
Work has now started on a new building to replace the existing buildings, which are in a state of disrepair. The building work is currently on schedule and is expected to be completed in 2013, with the academy transferring into the new buildings shortly after. The two-storey new building will be built with four wings housing various basic and specialised classrooms, as well as serving as bases for the school’s four houses - Aquila, Cygnus, Draco and Pegasus. Once the new academy building is opened, the school will be able to accommodate more students, Including Post-16 and Sixth Form facilities. The building is set to be completed and opened to students in July 2013, The existing building will be demolished shortly after.
The school (Then known as James Brindley) was saved by its staff, students and governing body from certain closure as it was announced in early 2008 that the school would be one of 5 or so schools in the area to be rebuilt and kept by the city council.