Doors open at 8.40am and school commences at 8.50am. If your child arrives after 8.50am you should come through the gate to the office and sign your child in. Any child arriving this way will be marked as ‘Late’ in the register. Any child arriving after 9.10am will be marked as an unauthorised absence. If your child arrives late and requires a school dinner you must inform the office as the dinner registers will have already been completed. School finishes at 3pm.
If your child is off school due to illness or an appointment please contact the school office between 8.30am and 9.00am using the dedicated absence line. However if you want to discuss an absence then use the main office line. If you have not informed us of your child’s whereabouts we have to make contact with you as part of our safeguarding process. If your child is going to be in late after an appointment we ask that you inform us as to whether your child will need a school dinner as dinner numbers are counted by 9.30am.
Attendance is monitored regularly by the local authority. We will inform you if your child’s attendance becomes a cause for concern.
Holiday/Leave of absence from school
Due to new government legislation the school can no longer authorise time off for family holidays/events. Parents choosing to take holiday in term time for resulting in your child being absent from school for more than 5 days within a term, could be subject to a penalty notice. Application forms for leave are available from the school office and need to be completed for any days off from school which are not illness related. The Education Welfare Officer monitors any child’s attendance which falls below 95%.Please click the link below for our updated attendance policy.
This table demonstrates the significance of your child missing days of school: