Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance at school is really important. It ensures that all children make progress and achieve their potential. Please support the school with this by ensuring your child arrives punctually at the start of each school day and that family holidays are kept to school holidays. The school doors open at 8:50am and all children should be in school by 9:00am. The school day finishes at 3:15pm. 

What do you if your child is late, ill or has an appointment?

Registration begins at 8:50am and the registers are closed at 9:10am-all students will receive a late mark if they are not in by that time. In accordance with legal regulations, if a child arrives after that time they will receive a mark that shows them to be on site, but this will not count as a present mark and it will mean they have an unauthorised absence. 

Children who are late should come to the main school office where they will need to be signed in by the adult bringing them to school. They must be brought to the school office by an accompanying adult who will be asked to explain why they are late.

If your child is ill, please telephone the school office as soon as possible. Once the registers have closed office staff will look at the absences and if we do not have a reason we will contact the parent.

Children who need to leave the school during the school day for a medical/dental appointment must be collected from the main entrance by a responsible adult.  Parents/carers must show the appointment card to a member of staff.

Absence and Holidays During Term Time

Requests for pupil leave of absence will only be granted under exceptional circumstances. Please find more details in our ‘Attendance Policy’ document below.  Holidays cannot be authorised for any reason. This follows the Local Authority Policy on attendance in school. Where unauthorised absence is taken, a fixed penalty notice of £120 can be issued.

Attendance Records Monitoring

Regular attendance and punctuality are very important and we are required to keep detailed records of all aspects of attendance. The Education Welfare Officer checks our attendance records regularly. If there is cause for concern, he/she may make a home visit or invite you into school to discuss the matter. 

Attendance Letter

Attendance Policy

Attendance Penalty Notice Letter

What Good Attendance Means