Attendance

If your child is unable to attend school or nursery for any reason please telephone or e-mail the school office to let us know.

 

If your child has sickness or diarrohea we ask that he/she does not return to school for 48 hours as this type of illness can be very infectious. To encourage high levels of attendance, we award attendance certificates to classes who achieve 100% attendance in any week.

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We take attendance and punctuality extremely seriously. We are now required by law to publish all unauthorised absences and we cannot authorise them unless we have a note, a phone call or a verbal message from an adult. 

Holiday's during Term Time

From 1 September 2013, the DfE regulations have came into force regarding leave of absence for children from school. The current law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Any application for leave must be in exceptional circumstances and the Headteacher must be satisfied that the circumstances warrant the granting of leave. We are only allowed to authorise certain categories of absence. If your child is genuinely ill then this is authorised. If you go on holiday during term time you must complete a holiday request form (available from the school office) as soon as you know the dates of your intended holiday.  Holidays during term time must be authorised by the Head teacher.  Please remember that your child will miss valuable work if away during term time and requests may well be unauthorised.

Punctuality

The school day begins promptly at 8.55am, but we ask that children arrive at 8.45am and proceed promptly to their class to ensure a positive start to their learning. Please make sure your child is not late for school. Children who arrive late are asked to report to the school office on arrival. Any late attendance is recorded on the end of year school report to parents.