Sudbury school holding series of World-class lectures

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Ormiston Sudbury Academy (OSA) is hosting a ‘world-class’ series of academic lectures as part of its programme to stretch and challenge its students, and broaden their opportunities.

The inaugural talk this week was delivered by Dr Martin Worthington of Cambridge University, a world-leading expert on ancient Mesopotamia.

The lectures are part of a drive by OSA – rated ‘good’ by Ofsted – to further grow its existing strengths in academic subjects, and as part of the work being done by Ormiston Academies Trust, the school’s sponsor, to widen students’ horizons.

David Grocott, director of humanities at OSA, explained that the series of lectures would touch upon all subject areas and work to enhance the Academy’s offering to its students.

He said: “We want to make sure everyone achieves their full potential and that most certainly includes the most able.

“It was a privilege to hear from Dr Worthington about his research and as the year continues we will have more lectures from engineers, scientists, authors, mathematicians, and musicians and performers.”

The lectures are intended to “stretch, challenge, inspire and enrich learning”, focusing on the academy’s academically most able students.

For more information about the academically most able provision at Ormiston Sudbury Academy please contact David Grocott on