Please ensure that your child arrives at school at 8.45. The gates will be opened at 8.40.
Class registers will be taken punctually each day between the hours of 08:50 and 09:00, and between 13:00 and 13:10.
If your child is absent from school for any reason, you must ring the school and leave a message, or call into the office giving an explanation (01642 453187). If you do not contact us, you will receive a phone call from Mrs Hutchinson (Attendance Office) checking that your child is safe and asking why they are not at school.
As a school, we expect attendance to be 96% or above. If your child’s attendance falls below 96%, they will be placed onto the attendance concern register. Once their attendance is 96% or above, they will be taken off the register.
A copy of the letter we send to parents providing them with information about attendance can be found below.
A copy of the letter we send to parents if their child’s attendance falls below 96% can be found below.
When children have lengthy absences, or frequently miss one or two days from school, we have to formally involve the Attendance Welfare Officer (AWO) to ascertain whether the absence is justified. This may necessitate a home visit. Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that their children attend the school regularly and that they arrive on time.
For more detailed guidance on attendance, please refer to the policy on the ‘Policies’ page.
From January 2017, we will be introducing a new initiative called ‘Beat the Bell!’. The Attendance Welfare Officer (AWO) will be in school on a morning to monitor pupils who are late.
Due to guidance from the Department for Education, we are unable to authorise any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
If you need to take your child out of school during term time, we ask that you complete the application form below.
Reception Children – Balance Festival at Hillsview
Children will leave school at 12.30pm and expect to return by 3.30pm
Children will have their normal school lunch before they leave.
Children will wear their school PE kit, but will need to bring some trainers.