mw welcomeDear parents, carers and guardians,

Where have the weeks gone?  We are at the end of the fourth school week and over halfway to half term! 

We have had an extremely positive start to the new academic year and our young people look so smart as they walk into and around school.  Thank you to all of you for supporting our drive on uniform.  On all measures there has been rapid improvement across the school, when compared to the same period last year, which is obviously very pleasing.


Our Year 7s have settled in really well and now know their way around school better than me!

Our 6th Form goes from strength to strength and 127 of last year’s Year 11students returned to study with us – making our 6th Form one of the biggest school 6th forms in Lancashire.

Our open evening last night was superbly attended and the feedback from our Year 5 and Year 6 visitors (and their parents) was overwhelmingly positive.  Our young people were amazing ambassadors for the school and some of the performances in the main hall – both speaking and performing from were simply amazing!

Thank you to all our visitors last night who provided some wonderful feedback about the school – it is really appreciated. It was lovely to see the hall packed to the brim with people for both talks – so many people in fact, that we had to put out extra chairs!

Thank you to all parents, carers and guardians who sent in cakes for our MacMillan Coffee morning – it was lovely to see so many young people walking into school, with cakes of various shapes and sizes, looking very proud of their efforts.

Thank you for your continued support.

M Witter

Year 11 Parents - a date for your diary:

Wednesday 9th October

Year 11 Parent and Carer Information Evening; supporting your children to prepare for their exams

Please come along to our parent and carer information evening on Wednesday 9th October. The purpose of this evening is to provide you with information about how we will be supporting our Year 11 students and advice on how you can support your child through the coming year; this will include subject specific advice. The evening will start at 6.30pm and will take place in the Hall.

We hope to see you on Wednesday 9th October at 6.30pm.

(Please be aware that this evening is for parents and carers. Your child does not need to come because we will provide them with this information in school).

Dates for your diary

Monday, 21st October
Monday, 28th October
Year 11 PPEs
Wednesday, 30th October
Parent Forum (1) 6:30PM
Monday, 4th November
FAME Career Champion training 5:00PM
Thursday, 7th November
UKMT Senior Maths Challenge
Thursday, 7th November
Year 12 & 13 Non-fiction Day
Thursday, 7th November
Year 12 & 13 Parents' Evening (1)
Thursday, 14th November
GCSE Music Concert
Thursday, 14th November
GCSE Music Concert Rehearsals
Friday, 15th November
FOOS ‘Frog Hop’ 7:00PM
Thursday, 21st November
Careers Fair
Friday, 29th November
INSET Day (Disaggregated)

Life @ Ormskirk School