Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy
Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy, a.k.a. OSSMA (formerly Blurton High School) is a mixed secondary school with academy status located in Blurton, Staffordshire, England. The school is named after the English footballer Sir Stanley Matthews and is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust.
Established in 2010, OSSMA was one of the first schools in Stoke-on-Trent to gain academy status and in January 2013 moved into a brand new building.
Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy was officially opened in May 2014 by HRH The Duke of Gloucester, KG GCVO.
In 2014 the academy had its best ever GCSE results in the history of OSSMA and its predecessor school; Blurton High School, making it, for the second year running, the highest achieving, non-selective academy in the city of Stoke-on-Trent. September 2014 saw its biggest intake of Year 7 students, with over 230 applications being made, of which 214 were successful.
Since 2014, OSSMA has been oversubscribed, year on year, with applications for Year 7, making it the most applied for non-selective school in the city.
In 2014, Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy won the West Midlands region, Pupil Premium Awards and was praised by then, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on the "fantastic work" that goes on in the academy on a daily basis.
In 2015, Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy was designated as a National Support School and the Principal a National Leader of Education. As a National Leader of Education, the Principal is able to conduct Pupil Premium reviews and as a National Support School, they are able to offer support for the development of senior and middle leadership and also teaching and learning.
Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy opens up its facilities to the community during evenings, weekends and holidays which makes it "an academy that never sleeps".
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