Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance and punctuality is crucial to children’s learning and achievement at school. Unless your child is really ill or has a medical appointment that cannot be made after school, they must be in school. Pupils must not miss school for trivial reasons such as to go shopping, to look after siblings, to visit relatives or go to the airport.

The school gates are open from 8.45am.  Years 5 and 6 pupils are expected to arrive at 8:00 AM on Tuesday to Friday.

Registers for Years 1-6 are taken at 9.00am sharp. Pupils arriving after that time will generally be marked as late. Registers for Nursery and Reception are taken at 9.05am.

Parents must telephone the school on the first instance of absence, and ensure that a written note is given to the teacher when their child returns. The school will chase all absences and will telephone on the second day of absence.

The governors of the school have adopted the local authority’s policy which does not authorise any extended leave or family holidays during term time.  A fixed penalty notice of £60 per parent for each child may be served for 3 days unauthorised absence.  More details can be found on this link.

Parents can make application for authorised leave in exceptional circumstances.  Each application will be assessed on its own merits.  Parents are requested to provide supporting documents when making the application.  Kindly note that in order for leave to be authorised for exceptional circumstance, the pupil must have attendance of 96.5% or over.

An application form can be downloaded from this link.