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A warm welcome to Ormskirk School and Sixth Form College.

The school is rooted in a positive and caring community, which: values tradition, embraces innovation, and supports each individual member of the school family.

We are committed to providing inspiring, challenging and engaging (ICE) teaching and learning experiences each and every day, supporting our students in being resilient and respectful and making the most of opportunity.

The school is proud of its inclusive and purposeful ethos. Every student is encouraged to: find and nurture their talents, believe in themselves and the difference they can make in the world, and seek to be the very best they can be in all endeavours.

As a school we value and celebrate the many and varied achievements of all; recognising the exciting and limitless potential that students have and encouraging them to fulfil this in a caring, disciplined and inspiring environment. There is outstanding extra curricular provision across the school, with opportunities to excel in a wide range of activities. There is a deep commitment to personal development, with some wonderful opportunities to undertake: student leadership roles, expeditions, visits and new experiences.

This website provides a glimpse into the life of the school and sets out information on the academic, social, and personal successes achieved by our committed students. Please feel free to find out more by contacting the school and arranging to visit.

I am proud to be the Headteacher of Ormskirk School. I believe in working in partnership with staff, students, parents and carers, governors, and all stakeholders across the community to ensure that our school continues to provide the quality of education that students deserve; seeking continuous improvement as we meet the exciting challenges of the future together.

Martin Kerridge

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I am the Headteacher of Ormskirk School and Sixth Form College, taking up the post in September 2016. My previous posts include: Headteacher at Madeley High School, Deputy Headteacher at Alleyne’s High School and Head of Key Stage 2/3 Education at Edge Hill University.

I have BA and MEd degrees from Liverpool and an MBA from Keele. I value life-long learning and I am currently a doctoral student with Keele, researching leadership experiences in secondary education. I hold the NPQH and am a Chartered Manager (CMgr) and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI). I am a Fellow and member of the Assessment Board of the Chartered College of Teaching (FCCT). I am also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), with a passionate interest in the place of creativity within learning.

My vision for school leadership is based around providing inspiring, challenging and engaging experiences for all students; creating a joyous and aspirational school community.