Attendance

Your child’s education is very important. Regular school attendance will help them fulfill their potential and ensure they have a brighter future.

We all want the best for our children. Going to school every day will help your child learn, develop and achieve. It will build confidence, friendship and ambition.

Children Missing Education Officers visit all schools regularly to check on pupil attendance. They look for key indicators of children with below 90% and 85% attendance and follow these up.

Is your child ill?

Phone the school office before 9.00 a.m. and either speak to one ofo ur team or leave a message on the school answer phone. You should phone each day unless you are able to give an indication of the length of absence of the first day (remember to mention which clubs your child might be missing). No return to school within 48 hours of the last bout of sickness/diarrhoea.

The School Day

The school bell rings in the morning at 8.45 am and children should arrive by this time. Children arriving after 8.45 am should report to the office. If children arrive after registration is closed they will be recorded in the register with a late mark. Children arriving after 9.00 am will be marked with an unauthorised absence for the morning session.  Children who are consistently late to school may be referred to the Children Missing Education Officer.

Holidays in Term Time

Holidays in term time are strongly discouraged and will be authorised only in exceptional circumstances and where the child’s attendance is already very good. Without a compelling reason why that holiday must be in term-time, it will not be authorised.

Please do not ask for any leave of absence if you can possibly avoid it. If you do need to make a request, please be sure that the circumstances are exceptional and please do not take offence when your request is turned down.