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Attendance and Opening Times

It is vitally important that your child is in school on time every day.


The School Gates open from 8.40 a.m. where you will always be greeted by a member of the Senior Management Team. Parents and Carers are encouraged to accompany their children to the playgrounds where Teachers are on duty and able to discuss any concerns.


Registration begins at 8.50 a.m. If you arrive after 9.00 a.m. you must attend through the front office and your child will receive a late mark. Registration closes at 9.20 a.m. and if you arrive after this time it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.


School finishes at 3:05 p.m.


100%: Exceptional attendance
96% - 99%: Government expected attendance
91% - 95%: Risk of under-achievement
0% - 90%: Serious risk of under-achievement
Below 85%: Persistent Absence (PA) with potential court action


SAM (School Attendance Matters) & ODO (Odd Day Off)

We often welcome SAM & ODO to our school for assemblies. Look out for them on the School Gates, usually at the start of each Term!


There are important steps you can take to ensure your child reaches their full potential:

  • Ensure your child comes to school every day, on time, fully equipped and ready to learn
  • Ensure the school has up to date addresses, email and contact numbers for you and any alternative contacts
  • Contact the school on the first, and all following days, if your child is absent for any reason
  • Provide the school with an explanatory note following an illness or absence from school if you have failed to contact us by telephone


Important Information
Only genuine absence will be authorised.  You will be required to provide medical evidence/certificates if your child has a poor attendance record. If possible you must ensure that medical appointments are made outside of school time.


Holidays are no longer authorised in term time. If you have a special circumstance you can ask the School Office for a Leave of Absence Form. Each case will be reviewed independently. Please be aware if days are unauthorised this could result in a penalty notice being requested.  Failure to pay can result in court action.