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Attendance and Punctuality

If your child is unable to come to school:

  1. If your child is going to be absent due to illness, please log onto the absence reporting section on ParentMail and complete the form, before 9:00am if possible.
  2. Please ensure you complete the reason for their absence before you send the form as we are required to keep records of why children are not in school. Please tell us the nature of your child's illness, for example a temperature, tonsillitus or chicken pox.
  3. Hospital/dental/GP appointments should be made outside school hours, if this is not possible, please provide a copy of the appointment letter/card to the office either before the appointment or once your child has returned to school.
  4. If you need to request a day off for any other reason, please use the form below which can also be collected from the school office. Once completed return to Debbie Miller, the school's Attendance Officer.

If your child is late:

Children should arrive to school in between 8.45am and 8.55am. Any children arriving after 8.55am will need to be signed in as late by their parent at the school office. Registers are taken promptly at 8.55am.

End of the day timings:

The end of the school day is 3:25pm for all children in reception-year 6.  


Some additional guidance from the Department for Education

Maintaining consistent attendance is vital for your child's academic progress and overall educational experience. Regular attendance not only ensures that they keep up with the curriculum but also fosters a sense of routine and engagement in the learning process. More information for parents can be found here

Everything you need to know about school attendance - The Education Hub

We acknowledge that circumstances can vary, and sometimes absences are unavoidable due to illness or unforeseen events. It is usually appropriate for parents and carers to send their children to school with mild respiratory illnesses. This would include general cold symptoms: a minor cough, runny nose or sore throat. However, children should not be sent to school if they have a temperature of 38°C or above. We would like to share the NHS ‘Is my child too ill for school?’ guidance with parents in our school, which has further information.