Ormiston Venture Academy

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Ormiston Venture Academy
Ormiston Venture Logo.jpg
Motto Venture into Success
Established 1954 (As Great Yarmouth Technical School)
2010 (As Ormiston Venture Academy)
Type Academy
Executive principal Nicole McCartney
Location Oriel Avenue
Great Yarmouth
England Coordinates: 52°34′12″N 1°42′25″E / 52.570°N 1.707°E / 52.570; 1.707
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Houses Aspire
Website Ormiston Venture Academy

Ormiston Venture Academy is a secondary school located in Oriel Avenue, Gorleston in the English county of Norfolk. The school educates children aged 11 to 16. It is housed in a block constructed in 2008 and a second newer building that stands where the original building, constructed in 1954, was located. The present facility includes a new reception area, library, and classrooms.

Front of the school c2009


Originally named Great Yarmouth Technical School, it was opened in 1954 to serve the Magdalen housing estate. It has gone through many different names, including Oriel Grammar School, Oriel High School and Oriel Specialist Maths and Computing College. Up until c2007, its houses were: Trinity, Magdalen, Girton and Pembroke.

Front of the school in 1954
Back of the school in 1954

The current executive principal as of February 2013 is Nicole McCartney.[1] The Academy has been refitted with new computers, a new reception and more staff.[citation needed] The school is sponsored by the Ormiston Academies Trust.


  1. ^ "About us". Ormiston Venture Academy, UK. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 

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