Late/Absence Procedures

Punctuality is important!

Children hate being late for school. The school doors open at 8.45am and children are considered late if they arrive after 9.00am.

Although you are welcome to bring your child into school, please note that we require you to leave the classrooms at 8.55am, so that learning can start promptly at 9.00am.

The pupil entrance door will close at 8.55am, so that entry and exit will then be via reception. If you arrive after 8.55am, a member of school staff will take your child to class to ensure class learning is not disturbed.

We have many support systems in place to enable every child be in school on time.

If your child is absent from school:

  1. Please phone 01529 240367 on the first day of absence leaving your child’s name, class and reason for absence. This needs to be done every day your child is absent from school.
  2. Messages may be left on the school’s answer phone, sent via email or delivered in person.
  3. We record all reported absences so a letter is not required.
  4. If we have not heard from parents / carers by 9.30am with a reason for absence, we will ring all the contacts we have on file until contact is made.

Please have a read of our Attendance Policy and Parent Attendance information leaflet for more information