Attendance & Punctuality
School hours are from 8:00am to 3.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and the school gate will open at 7.45 on these days. On Thursdays we operate at the earlier time of 7.30am. Pupils must be collected immediately after the school day has ended.
We expect all pupils to gain 100% attendance and punctuality. Please take note of the following financial penalties.
If your child is persistently late, the school can issue a penalty notice to you. A maximum of seven late attendances during any one half term could result in the issue of a penalty notice.
Holidays during term time disrupt learning and are not permitted. Government guidelines dictate that leave of absence during term time should not be granted by the school except in the most exceptional of circumstances. Leave of absence taken without the headteacher’s permission could result in a penalty notice of £120 per parent per child.
Non–attendance must be informed in advance wherever possible and absences due to sickness must be notified to the school office through a phone call on the morning of the absence and on every day of absence.
Lateness of arrival disrupts classes and teaching. Parents are requested to strictly adhere to the school opening hours.
Parents are legally responsible for making sure their child/ren get/s a full time education. For most people this means registering the child at school and making sure they attend. Failing to ensure children’s regular attendance at school is a legal offence.
Ten whole days of school has been missed if your child has 95% attendance. Twenty whole days of school has been missed if a pupils attendance is 90%. By the time a pupil is persistently absent (85% attendance) they have missed 6 weeks or half a term of schooling.
Parents and carers have a legal duty to ensure that their children of compulsory school age receive a suitable full-time education. It is also vital that they encourage their child’s regular and punctual attendance at school. If a child is registered at a school then it is vital that they attend on a regular basis