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Welcome to Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton)


OSSMA Sixth Form is an exciting, thriving community in which to study. We have a strong, vibrant group of committed students and teachers who are dedicated to achieving the very highest levels of academic and personal success. We deliver the highest possible quality of teaching and learning which is complemented by the best information, support and guidance in all aspects of post 16 life. We tailor our learning to meet the needs of our students, all of whom we know as individuals.

We offer a range of inspiring courses that will provide enjoyment and progression and stimulate commitment and dedication. Sixth Form should be a transition to Higher Education (at University or college), Higher Apprenticeship or high quality employment. Students in OSSMA Sixth Form will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills which will equip them for their future studies and careers. The development of independence, time management and study skills alongside enrichment activities and high quality, individualised support packages will equip our students for the challenges of their future progression pathways.

If you are ambitious, hard-working, dedicated and determined to achieve your potential, you are assured of a warm, friendly welcome and the opportunity of studying in a challenging, supportive and enjoyable environment which will help prepare you for the future.

About us

Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy is dedicated to helping students to achieve their potential fully and to progress on to their preferred destinations.

We provide:

  • Tailored, individual guidance in a supportive environment
  • Smaller group sizes with individual support
  • Dedicated study area
  • Staff available for academic and pastoral support
  • Ability to make a contribution and take a responsible role in school
  • Careers and progression advice tailored to individual needs
  • Wide choice of enrichment and work experience


Enrichment provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills, attributes and talents in a fun and meaningful way. It allows students to show skills such as leadership, teamwork, cooperation and dedication – it helps them to stand out as individuals when making job or university applications.

Students can participate in a whole range of activities, or they are free to develop their own. Examples are:

  • Extended Project Qualification – an opportunity to undertake an in-depth study of a topic of your own choosing – this helps to demonstrate independence and research skills – it is really valued by Universities
  • In-class support, helping younger students with their work
  • Sports clubs
  • Volunteering and community work




Unfortunately there is no guarantee that all courses will run. If a course attracts an insufficient number of students it may not be timetabled for delivery. However, every effort will be made to ensure the continuation of courses offered.

Facilities available


  • Dedicated Sixth Form Study Area
  • Bistro
  • Up to date technology
  • Fully up to date careers library and access to independent careers advice on an individual basis
  • Modern, stylish buildings and interiors
  • Plenty of parking

Additional support

 All students are allocated a Personal Tutor who is responsible for ensuring that students have outstanding achievement and that they are settled and happy. The Sixth Form is equipped to support students in any way necessary. In addition, we provide:

  • Wide range of subjects
  • The most up to date facilities and technology
  • Commitment to your success
  • Links with partner universities
  • More independence and responsibility
  • The opportunity to voice your opinion and be listened to
  • Dedicated staff
  • Trips and visits


Work experience and work related learning are vital tools in preparing students for future employment and in developing their employability skills.

Work experience

All students will participate in at least one full week of work experience relevant to their future career plans. This gives them vocational experience of the type of work and environment, as well as general employability skills, such as awareness of how to act within the workplace / professional environment.

Work related learning

Students will be involved in a programme of careers guidance, enterprise education, study visits and workshops with local employers. These experiences allow students to understand the wider picture of what different skills are required in the world of work, as well as the multitude of routes that they can take into employment.



All students will take part in a progression week designed to help them make successful applications to University, Higher Apprenticeships and employment with training.

There are some extremely competitive situations that young people have to face, and OSSMA Sixth Form will help to prepare them to excel in applications, selection panels, interviews and assessment centres.

We will support all students to achieve their goals – the Head of Sixth Form is experienced in guiding students through these processes, including applying to the most demanding and competitive courses and universities and the most prestigious Higher Apprenticeships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton) directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2017
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