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Lateness/Absence

Registration and Punctuality

  • All children should be in line and ready to enter their classroom by 8.45am, when lessons commence. Electronic registration is used in all year groups and taken twice per day when the children arrive and again after lunch.
  •  A school day counts as 2 marks of attendance.
  • If a pupil arrives after 8.45am he/she should be accompanied by the parent/carer to the late desk in the main reception. They will be given a late card to give to the teacher upon arrival in class. Any pupil arriving after 9.15am will become an unauthorised absence and marked as an absentee for the whole of the morning session.
  • It is essential that children arriving and leaving school with a parent/carer outside the normal school hours are signed in or out from the office. The signing in/out register in the office is used in the case of an emergency or a fire drill.
  • Please note the school day ends at 3.00pm for reception, year 1 and 2 children, 3.10 for years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Please be prompt when collecting your children from school.
  • The Education Welfare Officer will be informed of persistent latecomers.

Dental and Medical Appointments

Every effort should be made to arrange dental and medical appointments outside of school hours. However we are aware that appointments during school time are sometimes unavoidable. If it is necessary for a child to be out of school for this reason, the child should be returned to school directly after the appointment.The school office should be provided with a copy of the hospital letter or appointment card.

Following an episode of vomiting or diarrhoea pupils are requested to remain away from school for a period of 48 hrs. This is in line with guidance from the Health Protection Agency for schools and childcare settings and helps to reduce the spread of infection between pupils.

Please look at our first attendance newsletter Spring 2017