Attendance and Punctuality

Our Attendance Policy sets out the school’s policy and procedures relating to attendance and punctuality. It explains how important it is for children to attend school every day and sets out the responsibilities of the parents and the school.

The school gates open at 8.30am every morning. The children have a soft-start to the day from 8.45 until 9.00 giving the children and opportunity to settle into their day in a calm and relaxed way. The school day begins at 9.00 am and ends at 3.15pm. The school gates open from 3.00 pm. Registration will be carried out at 9.00 am and at 1.20 pm. Registers will be marked promptly at these times and will be closed at 9.15 am and 1.35 pm respectively.

It is important to note that parents do not have the right to take their child out of school for a family holiday and unauthorised absence may lead to fines.

Should your child be absent, parents are advised to contact the school on the first day of any absence. A written note, e-mail (, phone call or other communication will be recorded by the Admin Team and placed in the relevant class register.

Attendance Policy