Attendance and Punctuality
Attendance at school is really important. It ensures that all pupils 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 Day
The school day starts at 8.45am and we expect all pupils to be in school at this time.
What do you if your child is late, ill or has an appointment?
Registers are marked and then closed by 9.05 am and all pupils will receive a late mark if they are not in by that time. 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 complete the late register. ?
If your child is ill, please telephone or email the school as soon as possible and send an absence note when your child returns to school. These absences will be recorded as Authorised.
Children who need to leave the school during the school day for an appointment must inform the school office staff and class teacher and children must be collected from the main entrance by a responsible adult.
Absence and Holidays During Term Time
Requests for holiday absence will only be granted under exceptional circumstances. Holidays requested at the beginning of any new term or during SATs periods can not be authorised for any reason. This follows the Local Authority Policy on attendance in school. Where unauthorised absence is taken, a referral will be made for a fixed penalty notice: £120 per parent per child which is reduced to £60 if paid within 21 days.
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.
We have attached a copy of our attendance policy here for you to read along with the 'leave of absence request form'.