Regular attendance plays a vital part in helping your child to reach their full potential.

We expect pupils to arrive in time to start the day at 8.40am promptly.  The school doors are open from 8.30am so that your children can arrive and make their way to their classrooms.

Should your child need to be absent we ask:

  • Parents to inform school on the first day of your child’s absence, by telephone or by emailing
  • That absences due to medical appointments be supported by showing proof of the appointment to a member of office staff.  This will ensure the absence is recorded as authorised.
  • Requests for all other absences to be made using a Leave of Absence Form, available from the School Office.
  • Pupils arriving after 8.40am should enter school via the School Office and must be signed in.  Persistent absence and lateness may be followed up by the Headteacher and Children’s Services.

From September 2019 we will be issuing Education Penalty Notices to parents who take their child out of school for ten sessions within a three month period (Five days). Please see below a copy of the letter that went home to parents in April 2019 to explain this.

Attendance Letter to Parents April 2019 – EPN