School gates open at 8.30am and pupils will begin activities upon entry to school at this time. Our school day begins promptly at 8.45am and registers will close at this time.
Please ensure your child is on time for school. Children who are late will sign in using the electronic entry before being welcomed into school. Any late attendance is recorded on the end of year school reports to parents. The DFE recommend 96% attendance and above to give optimum opportunity for pupils make sound academic progress.
"(Regular attendance) is essential for pupils to get the most out of their school experience, including their attainment, wellbeing, and wider life chances. The pupils with the highest attainment at the end of key stage 2 ... have higher rates of attendance over the key stage compared to those with the lowest attainment." Working together to improve school attendance (DFE May 2022)
Our school day ends at 3.15pm.
If your child is absent you will need to inform the school by 9:15am at the latest, either in person, by telephone, or email. Schools need a full reason why a child is absent. Telling us that your child is ‘sick, poorly or unwell’ is not sufficient. Please also be aware that the school will need to be contacted every day that your child is away, with a full explanation. Please ensure the school has your current contact number on our system, as well as other emergency contacts. If we are unable to contact you, we will attempt to contact the people listed on the form. If we have not been able to find out where your child is by 10.30am, then as a duty of care we will visit the home address. If, after this, we are still unable to find out where your child is, we will have to contact the police. If your child has sickness or diarrhoea we ask that he/she does not return to school for 48 hours as this kind of illness can be very infectious.