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Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy

  • Nurture

    We provide the environment and an experience that cares for and looks after every student in the school, encouraging everyone in the school community to be the best version of themselves.

  • Support

    We provide the right level of personalised support to enable every student to flourish and fulfil their full potential in every aspect of their school life.

  • Excellence

    Every member of the school community aims for excellence in everything they do.


Welcome to Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy

As the Principal of Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the school’s website. OBA is a happy, caring school where our students are at the centre of everything we do. I lead the school with my Senior Leadership Team.


We have very high expectations and aspirations for everybody in our school community and hold an ambition through our vision for OBA to be one of the country’s best schools. The school has enjoyed several years of success. In 2018 we were listed in the top three schools in Halton for our Progress 8 score, and have been the best school in Runcorn for this measure in each of the last two years.  Our Sixth Form results are outstanding. In 2018, At A level, the average grade awarded was a C+, with 20% of all A level grades an A*-A. 

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  • 4 February 202004/02/20

    Ofsted inspection report

    The ofsted inspection report document can be found here

  • 25 February 202025/02/20

    OBA Dance Show 2020

    Tickets are on sale now if you visit Event dates are Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April, 6pm-8.30pm Tickets are £3 each. The show will run for two nights and will consist of students from all year groups pe...

  • The Academy has been encouraging all students to achieve 100% attendance this week by rewarding students who attend school on time each day. Form tutors have each been given 5 attendance spot prizes to give out to random members of their group who attend on time as well as those who have shown signi...

  • 11 February 202011/02/20

    Spanish Past Papers

    The link for past spanish papers, both higher and lower, can be found here

  • 11 February 202011/02/20

    BBC Bitesize

    BBC Bitesize visited OBA on Thursday 6th February, giving our students an insight into a range of careers in the creative industry. Host Nick Bright was joined by Olivia Downing, a copywriter who creates adverts for big brands including a national chain of theme parks, photographer and Blogger...

  • 4 February 202004/02/20

    Online Safety workshop

    Tuesday 11th February 2020 marks the global safer internet day which we will be celebrating here at OBA. From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns.   To keep child...

  • 3 February 202003/02/20

    Geography Quality Mark

    In September 2019 Team OBA were delighted to achieve ‘Centre of Excellence’ status as part of the prestigious Geography Quality Mark and we are now proud to see the news celebrated in the latest edition of the Geographical Association (GA) magazine.  Nominated students studying G...

  • 28 January 202028/01/20

    hot chocolate friday

    Hot Chocolate Friday Congratulations to our highest achieving students in Year 7 and 8 this week. We hope you enjoyed your hot chocolate reward!

  • 100 pupils from Palace Fields Primary School joined us at the academy on the 20th January to kick start their ‘Aspirations Week’. The local Badger Close Primary School worked hard to plan an exciting week of activities designed to help their pupils start thinking about their futu...

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Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy
Barnfield Ave, Runcorn, WA7 6EP

01928 711 643