Good evening all,
I hope all of you, your families, staff and students are keeping safe and well!
Firstly I would like to express my thanks for your continues support throughout these strange and uncertain times. This Back To School period has been by far the most challenging that ourselves, and the schoolwear trade as a whole, as ever faced and we are continuing to face troubles with supplier stocks and factory deliveries. Although we did experience delays on certain things throughout July and August, I know myself and my staff could not have worked any harder and did everything possible to complete supplier orders as quickly and efficiently as possible. There has been mistakes and there will be customers who will have been upset with delays but some of the abuse my staff had to take was nothing short of disgusting, but one thing I can assure you, is that our appointments system left all of your parents very safe in store!
In light of the recent increases of COVID-19 I have taken the decision to revert back to our APPOINTMENTs ONLY system within our stores and we will be opening with reduced hours. I have taken this decision so that any staff I can have working from home will do and this will help to ensure that staff are not coming into Direct or Close Contact with each other to try and avoid any store closures due to self- isolation. A store closure is the last thing I want from both a business point of view and also from a parents point of view so they can continue to purchase uniform when needed. By having our stores as appointment only it will also mean we will have all customer details for any Track and Trace information should the situation arise.
Therefore from Monday 28th September our store opening hours will be as follows:
Monday: 9:30 – 13:30
Tuesday: 13:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 9:30 – 13:30
Thursday: 13:00 – 17:00
Friday: 9:30 – 13:30
Saturday: 9:30 – 16:00
Our online ordering system will remain in place as normal but orders may take a little longer to be despatched.
Thank you all once again for your support and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07973 441209
Ormiston Meridian Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.