Maintaining an excellent record of attendance at school has a positive, major impact on your child’s academic progress.
Every student in Sandymoor Ormiston Academy has a minimum attendance target of 96%.
We are unable to authorise any holidays in term time except in the most extreme, exceptional circumstances. In such circumstances, a written application must be made to the Principal at least one month prior to the expected date of the holiday.
Currently, there is a staggered set of start times due to year group bubbles:
Year 7 and 8 arrive for 8.30am - Year 7 through main gate and year 8 through the sports hall fire exit
Year 9 and 10 arrive for 8.40am - Year 9 through front reception and year 10 through the main gate
Any students arriving late should sign in at reception.
Persistent lateness may lead to discussions with the Education Welfare Officer in order to address the concerns and, if punctuality does not improve, a penalty notice may be issued.