Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy

About This School

OBA is a vibrant 11-18 Academy based in Runcorn. We provide a warm, innovative learning environment that excites, stimulates and challenges students. The school has enjoyed several years of success. In 2017 we were in the top 3 schools in Halton for the proportion of students achieving a grade 5 or above in the reformed GCSEs for English and Maths. Our Sixth Form results are outstanding. In 2017, we achieved a 75% pass rate at A*-C.The OBA art department aims to develop students' confidence through a programme of visual study that encourages breadth and depth in the development of a creative & personal visual language.


School Competition Entries

Our panel of art experts have selected their top three artworks from each school and public voting is now open until 26th April 2019. The winners will be announced here on Monday 29th April. The first-placed entry from each school will be included in an exhibition at Liverpool School of Art and Design starting on the 19th June.

Islamic Architecture

Layla Carson

30 x 42cm, Mixed media


Hannah Harrison

42 x 60cm, Mixed media


Jack Hughes

60 x 42cm, Pencil

Runcorn Bridge

Fleur Alton

30 x 42cm, Watercolour, acrylic paint

Florence Duomo

Dylan Evans

30 x 42cm, Pencil

Liver Building

Rebecca Hughes

60 x 42cm, Pencil

New York

Emily Ireland

60 x 42cm, Pencil

St Paul's

Leteisha Svensen

30 x 42cm, Acrylic and pencil

Mersey Gateway

Jack McMahon

30 x 42cm, Pencil

Taj Mahal

Shay Grugel

42 x 60cm, Mixed media

Taj Mahal Sunset

Maddison Baker

60 x 84cm, Mixed media

The City of London

Emily Williams

30 x 42cm, Biro

London skyline

Lily Farnan

42 x 60cm, Watercolour, acrylic


Paris Foran

42 x 60cm, Watercolour, acrylic

Sydney Opera House

Lucy Galloway

60 x 84cm, Paint pencil