Regular attendance at school is vital to promote good learning, positive attitudes and strong friendships. Less than 95% attendance is enough to drop an attainment level.
We want to do our best for all children in our community, and at Ormiston Cliff Park Primary Academy we firmly believe that regular attendance at school is vital for children as it promotes good learning, positive attitudes and maintains continuity in their education and friendships.
Home and school must work together to ensure that children feel safe and secure, and know the routines clearly. We are committed to giving your child the best opportunities that we can. We do this most effectively when working with you.
Academy gates open at 8.30am, and children should be in their classrooms ready for registers to be taken at 8.50am. Pupils arriving after that time will be marked as late.
Pupils arriving after 9.00am will be marked as unauthorised late, this means an unauthorised absence is recorded, due to the pupil having missed the legal registration period. Afternoon registration is taken after lunch, at 12.50pm.
If your child is ill – it is the parents responsibility to let school know as early as possible on the first day of your child’s absence. If you do not phone us, we will have to phone you to ensure your child’s safety.
On each day of absence, please call 01493 661523, select option 1 (attendance) and leave the following information: