SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM LINK: MR G NISBET

HOUSE MOTTO: THE STRENGTH OF OUR TEAM IS EACH INDIVIDUAL

2020/2021 HOUSE CHARITY: BLUEBELL WOOD CHILDREN’S HOSPICE

HOUSE ETHOS:

In Ormonde we pride ourselves on recognising all our students as individuals. We believe in encouraging all of our members to stay true to themselves and at the same time promote a strong team ethos. We expect our students to believe in each other and in turn inspire each other, ensuring we create an unrivalled sense of belonging and pride for our House. Our experienced team of tutors are second to none and provide our students with exceptional guidance and support on a daily basis. Together as a team we strive to teach our students resilience so they can overcome any challenges they may face both in school and in the wider world. Our ambition is for all of our students to achieve their full potential and we do everything we can to make this happen. Go Team Ormonde!

HISTORY:

Ormonde Colliery was started by Butterley Co in 1908. Two shafts were sunk through the old Loscoe Colliery workings in the Deep Soft and Hard seams to reach the Kilburn seams, but this also gave the colliery access to great reserves in the Piper, Low, Blackshale and Mickley seams. In 1963 it was estimated Ormonde had 12 years of reserves but this was optimistic. The other mine in the area closed before 1966 leaving Ormonde as last man standing but reliant on continued pumping of now closed collieries such as Woodside to protect its workings.Ormonde colliery produced its last coal in 25th September 1970.