To enable pupils to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and on time every day that the school is open unless the reason for absence is unavoidable, as poor attendance disadvantages them.
Punctuality: All pupils should be in their classroom by 8:45am when the bell rings for registration, the doors open at 8:25am for children to enter school. Any pupils arriving after 8:45am must enter the building via the main reception and sign in. Any pupils arriving after 8:45am will be marked as late in the register.
Medical Appointments: Wherever possible, we ask that medical appointments are arranged outside of school hours. However, where it is not possible, please advise the school in advance of the appointment. We expect supporting medical evidence to be shown to authorise this absence e.g.: appointment letter, medication label, text message appointments.
Planned Absences for holiday and other similar reasons: Government regulations make it clear that parents do not have any right or entitlement to take a child out of school for the purpose of a term-time holiday. Head teachers are not able to grant any leave of absence during term-time for holidays. If there are exceptional circumstances then you should request time off by writing to the Head teacher and completing a leave of absence form. This process should be completed before making any commitments. Should parents decide to still take their child on holiday without authorisation a referral may be made to the Education Welfare Service which may result in a penalty notice being issued.