Useful information, leaflets and brochures

Please refer to the Related documents section of this page for useful downloads.

COVID-19 Changes to the Academy Day

Please see our Letters To Parents here for the most up-to-date information.

Start school time Year 1 Class: Year 2 Class: End school time
8.35 am Cricket Kangaroo 2.10 pm
8.40 am Butterfly Ibis 2.15 pm
8.45 am Ladybird Giraffe 2.20 pm

Water Bottles Required

As a precautionary measure we have turned off the water supply to our drinking fountains.

We would like every child from Monday 16th March to bring a water bottle to the Academy, clearly labelled with the child’s name and class. Fruit juices / squash should not be in bottles to prevent any issues relating to tooth decay. Jugs of water will also be available in classrooms.

Thank you for your support.

School times

8.30am Gates open
8.50am – 8.55am Registration
8.55am – 10.45am Teaching time
10.45am – 11.00am Break
11.00am – 12.00pm Teaching time
12.00pm – 12.50pm Lunchtime
12.50pm – 3.00pm Teaching time

Communication with the academy

Mr Reid, Head of School, is at the school gates at the beginning and end of each school day, please address appropriate queries to him.

If you are concerned about any element of your child’s progress or welfare, please do not hesitate to discuss this with their class teacher in the first instance.

If you wish to speak to the class teacher, either:

  • See them at the school gate at the end of the day if it is a quick query. You can at this time arrange an appointment to see them at another time (please be aware that staff have scheduled meetings on Tuesday nights and at least one other night a week).
  • Phone the school office on 01493 661523 and leave a message (please be aware that they may not get the message until the end of the school day, unless it is urgent).
  • Email the school office to leave a message on [email protected].
Complaints procedure

We hope that all children will have a happy and profitable time at Ormiston Cliff Park Infant Academy. We would also hope that the parents give their active support and are happy with the quality of education provided. If you are unhappy about any aspect of your child’s education or experience at school you should make an appointment to see the class teacher. We would hope that discussing the matter with the teacher should be enough to resolve the problem, however, if you are still unhappy and wish to take the matter further you should make an appointment to see the Head of School.

If after discussion with the Head of School the matter remains unresolved, you should tell the Head of School that you wish to make a formal complaint. The Head of School will give you a copy of the Complaints Procedure, the name and address of the Clerk of Governors, and the name of the Administrative Officer at the Education Advice Centre. You will be asked to make your complaint in writing, but you can attend a School Governors/Members and Officers of the County Council meeting where your complaint is considered and explained to them. It will then be for the Governors or the County Council to decide whether the complaint is justified, and what should be done about it.

For a full copy of the complaints procedure, please see our Policies and documents page, or ask at the office.


The academy library is open for children to use from 3.05 to 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday.

Library Schedule:

Dolphin class Monday mornings
Puffin class Monday mornings
Starfish class Wednesday mornings
Butterfly class Friday afternoons
Cricket class Wednesday afternoons
Ladybird class Friday afternoons
Giraffe class Wednesday afternoons
Ibis class Thursday afternoons
Kangaroo class Thursday afternoons

After-school clubs

The academy currently offers several out-of-school clubs. These include:

  • Monday: Football (run by Premier Sport)
  • Tuesday: Street Dance (run by Premier Sport)
  • Thursday: Gymnastics (run by Premier Sport)
  • Breakfast Club: Sessions are from 8.00 to 8.55am each morning. Places are limited, so please book your child’s sessions each term. Contact the academy for details. There is a charge for this club.
  • After-school Club: Sessions run on Monday – Thursday from 3.25 to 4.30pm. Please call Pam Jones at Ormiston Cliff Park Junior Academy on 01493 661523 for details. There is a £2.50 charge for this club.

Parents’ Forum

The Parents’ Forum is an opportunity for the academy to share what is happening and for parents to discuss academy-wide issues with the senior management of the school. Individual issues should be dealt with as outlined in the ‘Communication with the School’ section, above.

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