Welcome from the Principal

Welcome from the Principal 



The Orme Academy (previously Wolstanton High School) – named after Revd. Edward Orme (d. 1705), at one time master of the borough school, who left various lands in trust, the revenue to be applied to educating and apprenticing the children of Newcastle.

I am extremely proud and privileged to be the Principal of The Orme Academy and the community that it serves.  My sole ethos for the school community is ‘Empowering Learners for Life’.  Whilst I am committed to ensuring that every student makes excellent progress, this concept stretches well beyond academic performance.  I firmly believe that every aspect of school should equip learners to be successful in all areas of their lives, both now and for their future.  Indeed, every single decision or action taken improves the life chances of all our learners.  This is underpinned by ensuring the Academy is a safe, nurturing and happy environment: put simply, The Orme Academy is a great place to learn and a great place to work.

I have relentlessly high expectations of those associated with the Academy; I expect everyone to be their very best at all times.  We have extremely high standards and aspirations for our staff and students which are reflected throughout the Academy and I expect all who are associated with the Academy to reflect these too.  We are committed to working in partnership with parents and members of our local community to ensure the very best support and opportunities for our students so that they can fulfil their potential.

The Orme Academy is an increasingly popular first choice for education across the area: for 2022/23 we are oversubscribed meaning that the number of applications exceeds the pupil admission number.  This reflects the significant improvements that are constantly being made within the Academy and the very strong reputation we are developing within the local and wider area.  If you would like to come and see what The Orme Academy has to offer, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Mr Mark Boughey