Pupils & Parents | Attendance

Education is the most important gift we can give our children and a day lost is one day too many.

Absence due to illness
Please call or contact the school office in the morning on the first day of your child’s absence. If your child is ill for more than three days in a row, we will need medical evidence to authorise the absence. Without this the absence will be unauthorised. The Local Authority may fine parents with 5 or more days of unauthorised absence in a three month period.

Medical evidence accepted includes:

A prescription with a date that covers the absence
An appointment card or letter with a date that covers the absence
The surgery compliment slip signed by a professional

Special leave
We cannot authorise requests for special leave during term time, except under exceptional circumstances. It is up to the school to decide whether your case is classed as exceptional and this may involve us asking you to provide evidence supporting your request.

School begins at 8:55 sharp (8.50 for Nursery and Reception). We expect all children in Key Stages One and Two to be lining up at 8:50 ready to be collected by their teacher. Any child arriving late will be recorded late in the register. These late marks are monitored very closely and concerns are shared with parents. Remember that even a few minutes lost at the beginning of every day adds up to a lot of teaching time that none of our children can afford to lose.

Collecting your child
The school day ends at 3:00 pm for Nursery and Reception and 3:10 pm for the rest of the school. It is important that your child is collected promptly so that they have a positive end to their school day. Parents of children who have not been collected 10 minutes after school closing time, will be contacted by phone or text, unless contact with the school has already been made.

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