Making a difference on the Dengie for all in our community

In our Community

Ormiston Rivers Academy lies at the heart of our local community, and students are actively encouraged to participate in a wide range of community activities and events.

We have strong links with the annual Burnham Carnival, Burnham Week, Burnham Arts Trail, Burnham Town Council events and our local primary schools.


Students have participated in events throughout the local community, including providing hanging baskets for display throughout the Town on an annual basis; the design and implementation of planters and mosaics for the “Drill Hall” conservation site in the Town, and organising and attending sporting events with our local primary schools like Dengie Sports and our Annual Dance Extravaganza.

The academy’s music department is central to the community, performing at local civic events. The Gospel Choir and Samba Band are particularly popular and new enthusiastic participants are always welcome and encouraged. We stage an annual musical production in collaboration with local primary schools, developing the community spirit of the academy further.

If you are a student or member of our community and have an idea you'd like us to get involved with just let us know!