Daily attendance is essential if children are to reach their full potential. Our target as a school is that each child will have an attendance of 95% or more. We aim to decrease our unauthorised and authorised absence figures to meet government national targets.
Arriving late regularly is unsettling not just for your child, but also the rest of the class.
8.45am The doors open
8.55am The school day starts (register is taken). Any children arriving after this time will receive a late mark (before registers closed) on their attendance record.
9.30am Any children arriving after this time will receive a late mark (after registers closed) on their attendance record, which is an unauthorised absence.
Parents should ensure their child arrives at 8.45am each day.
Where possible, medical appointments should be arranged for the end of the day, not the start of the day. Arriving late, even after a medical appointment, is unsettling not just for your child, but also the rest of the class.
Parents should call the school office and leave a message each day their child is ill. Please ensure you provide details of the illness, so we can update our records. A reason of ‘feeling ill/unwell’ is not sufficient. Please provide a specific reason.
Reporting absence procedure
Please could parents ensure that they call school before 9.15am in the morning if their child is not going to be at school for explaining the reason for the absence. We have a dedicated mobile telephone also if you would prefer to text. The attendance mobile number is: