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Welcome to Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy which is an


“Outstanding” academy for children aged from 3-16 with physical and/or sensory needs.


We are co-located with Ormiston Endeavour Academy. 


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 Tel 01473 467600

 Defoe Road, Ipswich, IP1 6SG






It is always a tricky decision whether or not to open or close the school on a day when it is snowing, when snow has already fallen or when bad weather is forecast.

When bad weather compromises the safety and security of the site, supervision of pupils or affects transport to and from the site, the school will close. This will be broadcast on local radio stations (BBC Radio Suffolk 103.9 FM , Town 102 FM 102.0, and Heart Radio 97.1 and 96.4 FM) and also posted on

Please note that schools/academies are asked not to notify the radio station directly, so any delay in messages reaching BBC Radio Suffolk and/or its website is not the fault of the school– more the period of time it takes for Suffolk County Council to collate the information for all schools and forward it on on their behalf.

Where able and especially if we need to close the school early, we will try and send out a text message and email via ParentMail. If you would like to be communicated in this way please register with ParentMail


In bad weather, the transport operators have the responsibility for getting children safely to and from school. They will decide whether to bring your child to school or not, given their knowledge of the prevailing road conditions.

If the weather worsens during the day, pupils may leave school early. We will contact you to make sure that someone is at home to receive them.


Please ensure that the school office always has up to date contact numbers and a responsible person is contactable at all times in case of any necessary early closures or changes to transport home. You may also wish to advise your child's transport operator of your contact number/s in case they need to contact you.