attendance & lateness
It is vital that every child comes to school on time every day, as we know that good attendance leads to good progress.
We believe high levels of attendance and a punctual start to the school day are important to all children. Our aim is to ensure that every pupil has access to the full time education to which they are entitled and as a result succeed and thrive. We endeavour for children to take responsibility for their own attendance, recognising the link between attendance and good learning.
School begins at 8.35am and registration takes place at 8.45a.m. Children arriving after this time will be recorded as late. Children arriving after 9.05am will be marked as absent and this will be recorded as unauthorised.
Parents/carers should notify the school on the first school day of absence. If any child is absent and the school has not been notified, the school office will ring the child’s parent/carer.
If contact cannot be made the office will try and contact the parent by another means such as text or email. Telephone calls will continue on subsequent days until contact is made. If contact cannot be made after 3 days, or if there are concerns about a child, the Family Support Worker or PCSO will be asked to make a ‘Safe and Well Check’ visit.
Wherever possible, we ask parents to try to make doctors and dentist appointments before or after school. Where this is impossible, parents should inform the school office and it will be noted in the register.