School times

Morning session 8.45 am – 12 noon
Morning playtime 10.45 am – 11 am
Afternoon session 1.00 pm – 3.15 pm

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Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality support the route to a good education. As in everything we do, we have high expectations for good attendance and punctuality. Any absence can affect the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning.

To enable a prompt start to the school day we ask that all children arrive at school on time. Children can come into school via their classroom door from 8:45am, and registration starts at 9am. Children should not be left on the school premises until they have been greeted by a member of staff to ensure they are staff. We ask that you remain with your child until they enter the building.

We ask parents to be prompt collecting their children at the end of the day (3:15pm) as children can become anxious if parents are late.  However we do understand sometimes unforeseen circumstances happen and if you are going to be late collecting your child, please telephone school to inform us.

If, the end of school arrangements change for your child, even if this is only for one day, please inform your child’s class teacher or the school office.

Children arriving after the register has closed need to come into school via the office. They will be marked as late. Any arrivals after 9:30am will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. If you know that your child is going to be absent from school, please contact the school office before 9:30am on the day of absence.

If your child has not arrived at school and a parent has not made contact with school to explain an absence, the school office will follow this up with a phone call. Attendance is monitored and information is given to you at each Parents Evening and on your child’s end of year report.

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Applications for Leave of Absence

It is a legal requirement for parents/carer to obtain the permission of the Headteacher before removing their child from school in order to taken any leave in term time. Parents do not have an automatic right to take their children out of school for leave during term time and may be issued with a Penalty Notice (£120 per parent per child) if they do so without prior arrangement with the Headteacher. The legislation only allows the Headteacher to authorise such leave in exceptional circumstances.

Exceptional circumstances are by definition, rare and should not reoccur annually. Unfortunately the cost of holidays or availability of accommodation in school holiday times cannot be taken into consideration.  To apply for a child to be granted leave from school parents should complete an Application for Leave of Absence form and return it to school for consideration well in advance of any proposed leave and before committing to any expense.

A copy of the Application for Leave of Absence form is available from the school office or you can download one below.

Application for Leave of Absence from Maintained Schools