As the new Principal of Ormiston Six Villages Academy I am delighted to have joined a dynamic, highly committed team of staff who are very proud to work at Six Villages. Students have been very welcoming and have already proved themselves to be ready for the term ahead.
I intend to continue the drive for constant improvement as set out by Mr Carter and Mr O’Neill in the Autumn term. The academic, social and personal development of each student is my priority and I have the highest of expectations of uniform, conduct and engagement with learning. Every student we support at Six Villages deserves the very best experience and I look forward to working with parents and carers, in partnership through a new Parents’ Forum to explore the building of our new vision, to ensure this is the case.
During my first weeks, I have been getting to know staff and students and have spent time in classrooms, where highlights have included visiting a Science lesson where Year 7 were shown an air pressure demonstration as part of an ongoing project, and observing Year 9 History students analysing sources linked to passengers aboard the Titanic; an eye opening task. I have asked GCSE Art students to loan me a few pieces of their work for my office, the quality is superb. Year 11 are busy preparing for their final controlled assessments and are attending Period 7 lessons for small group teaching. I have been impressed with their commitment and how they are using this time.
Prospective students and their families are welcome to make an appointment to tour the Academy at a mutually convenient time by contacting Mrs Canadas on 01243 546802 or by email
Ms Umbar Sharif, Principal
Keeping our students safe
Six Villages is committed to providing a safe and secure setting for children, staff and visitors which promotes an environment where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others. The welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances.
More information can be found in our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy on our Policies page and on our e-safety pages for students and parents/carers.
Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy (Policies)
E-safety for students
E-safety for parents/carers
Click on the CEOP button below for information, advice and to report concerns directly to CEOP
In addition, we have a dedicated email address for student and/or parent concerns:
Mail coming into this address is monitored and forwarded to the appropriate member of staff for response.