Principal’s Welcome

Ormiston Rivers Academy is a smaller than average, flourishing and oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational academy, set in a semi-rural, riverside location. The Sunday Times recently referred to Burnham on Crouch as a, “natural Essex beauty” in the following article:  Great British Breaks

We are part of the Ormiston Academies Trust family of schools. All Ormiston academies share the OAT ethos of: ensuring every child reaches their full potential: being aspirational and committed to academic excellence and being supportive yet courageous in its approach.

We were delighted to be identified by Ofsted as a thoroughly good school in September 2016. Since then the Academy has continued to grow and in 2017 received an award in recognition of being in the top 5% of schools nationally for value-added.

We truly believe in the potential of every child and strive to provide a positive learning experience, encouraging a lifelong enthusiasm for learning in all our students. We are also proud to be an integral part of the local and wider community and offer a wide variety of opportunities for our students to enjoy true “citizenship” within their local area.

If you have any questions or would like to visit us at the Academy, please contact main reception on 01621 782377 or e-mail


Ms J Costello
Executive Principal
Mr P Healy
Head of School