Maintaining excellent records of attendance plays a major part in giving children the best chance of academic success.
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 9 arrive for 8.35am
Year 10 and 11 arrive for 8.40am
Any students arriving after their set time should sign in at reception for safeguarding reasons.
Persistent lateness may lead to discussions with Education Welfare in order to address concerns and, if punctuality does not improve, a penalty notice may be issued.