Attendance & Absence
Our School Day
|Children Arrive||8.40 – 8.50||8.40 – 8.50|
|Registration||8.50 – 9.00||8.50 – 9.00|
|Afternoon||12.30 – 3.20||1.15 – 3.20|
* For current information regarding start and finish times, please visit the Coronavirus page.
Regular school attendance is the key to enabling children and young people to maximise the educational opportunities available to them and become emotionally resilient, confident and competent adults who are able to realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to their community, as such holidays which take place partly of wholly within term-time are not permitted.
The 2013 amendments to the 2006 Education (Pupil Registration) (England) state that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term-time unless there are “exceptional circumstances”.
If parents/carers feel that there are such circumstances which warrant their child’s absence from school they should complete this request for leave of absence form, clearly stating the exceptional circumstances. Upon receipt, each request will be considered on an individual basis by the headteacher in conjunction with members of the school’s Local Academy Committee members if necessary. Parents and Carers will then be notified of the decision as soon as possible. If leave is granted, the Headteacher will determine how many school days are warranted given the exceptional circumstances criteria above.
If your child is absent from school due to illness, please telephone the office on the first day of absence.
Every effort should be taken to ensure your child arrives at school on time. Arriving more than 15 minutes after the start of the session without satisfactory reason may be classed as unauthorised absence. Late arrivals should report to the school office for the register to be updated. Any parent experiencing difficulty with any aspect of their child’s attendance should contact the school.