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Skoolbo Champions North Ormesby Academy – Year 6 top the NE class table!

posted 17 Oct 2015, 01:00 by Craig Nicholson


North Ormesby Academy is an ‘Achievement for All’ ambassador school and has made huge strides in supporting all learners to achieve. Achievement for All and Skoolbo choose to work in partnership, knowing that together, we can open the doors to new ways of learning so that every child has access to great teaching, regardless of their background or their needs. North Ormesby Academy is clearly a great example of turning this into a reality. This is very clearly shown by Mr Nicholson’s year 6 class who have now answered an amazing 66,841 answers on the platform with an average improvement of 27%. The school now have 7 classes playing and show that working together can achieve great results, they have now moved to the top of the North East Regions schools with a fantastic 114,360 answers as a school!

Here’s what the staff and pupils at North Ormesby have to say about Skoolbo….

“Skoolbo has been a super addition to our extended curriculum! The children, right across school, love playing games and the way Skoolbo is presented is perfect for primary school children! We regularly get children asking to stay in at break and lunch just to play on Skoolbo, and lots of our children are accessing Skoolbo on an evening and on weekends at home.” – Mr C Nicholson, KS2 leader and ICT coordinator.

“Skoolbo is so fun! I was excited when I got my first superhero costume. I like to keep checking the leaderboards to make sure I’m near the top!” – Jake, Year 6.


North Ormesby Academy is committed to doing everything it can to ensure that young people are able to, in the future, compete on the world stage with the skills, confidence and flair to generate new ideas, new initiatives and thereby make a full contribution to tomorrow’s world, therefore Skoolbo was a perfect introduction to the school, as a new initiative that has improved literacy and numeracy results and fully engaged the pupils as well as engaging the parents in their children’s learning.

Well done North Ormesby Academy, we look forward to seeing you on the table in the World Cup challenge!

North Ormesby Academy are a small community primary academy, with children aged from 3-11. They became an Academy and joined the Academies Enterprise Trust on the 1st October 2012. The small school from Middlesbrough are a cohesive, hard-working team of children, parents, staff and governors which Ofsted described as a ‘haven’. They strive to meet individual needs, enabling children the opportunity to grow and flourish. Success is rewarded and celebrated at every opportunity and challenge is provided to all children to encourage them to achieve their potential. The school work together to be the best they can be.


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