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.
  • Send a letter or email to to ensure absence is recorded as authorised.
  • Pupils who are late are asked to sign the late book in the school office.  Persistent absence and lateness is followed up by the Headteacher and Children’s Services.

We follow the National Government guidelines for absences from school.  Holidays during term time are NOT authorised except under the most exceptional circumstances.  If you feel your circumstances are exceptional, a request form for authorised leave of absence can be obtained from the office and should be returned addressed to the Headteacher.  Each request is considered on an individual basis.  Please ensure you complete the request form BEFORE holiday bookings are made.  Where authorised absence is requested due to close family weddings, special events and cultural/religious occasions, we will ask for documention to substantiate the request.