A parent should notify school by 9.15am on the same day, specifying the reason for absence. This may be done by telephoning the school and leaving a message, informing the office or teacher.
School should be informed on a DAILY BASIS, or the expected day of return. A written letter or ‘notification of absence’ slip should be sent to school on your child’s return. It is a DFES requirement for school to indicate the reason for each absence. Attendance falling below 92% has to be reported to the Local Authority. This will be monitored and could result in warning letters being issued or requests for medical evidence.
Absence for Exceptional Circumstances
Amendments to the Department for Education regulations 2006 now prevent family holidays being granted by the Headteacher. Absence during term time will only be granted in exceptional circumstances with consideration being granted upon individual application.
Arrival at School
The School doors from the playground are open between 8.45 - 9am. All children arriving after this time will have to enter the school via the main school office.
The school doors must be securely shut at 9am to ensure the safety of all children and to allow staff to take charge of their class and start lessons as promptly as possible. Letters will be sent to any parents who constantly bring their children to school late.
Dismissing at the End of the School Day
All children finish school at 3.30 pm (except for nursery) and will be released from their year group door at the end of the school day.
It is expected that parents/carers will collect their child from their designated area. If a different adult (someone not named on the contact sheet) is collecting your child please ensure that the class teacher is made aware of this.
Staff have meetings and other duties at the end of the school day so it is important that children are collected on time. Four Seasons Club is available (if pre-booked) for parents who require childcare before or after school. Letters will be sent to parents who are persistently late collecting their child.