School Opening Times
BREAKFAST CLUB – 8:00am
SCHOOL DOORS OPEN – 8:45am
START OF SCHOOL – 8:55am
KS1 – 10:15am – 10:30am
KS2 – 10:30am – 10:45am
LUNCHTIME 12:00pm – 1:00pm
START OF AFTERNOON – 1:00pm
END OF SCHOOL – 3:15pm
The school gates are open early in the morning, however, the children should not arrive on the premises before 8.45 a.m. (unless attending breakfast club).
Children are to arrive to school before the bell at 8.55.am.
It is very important that your child arrives on time, at 8.55am, for school. Being late is upsetting for the child, and disruptive for the class. If you are late, please take your child to the office where they will be given a late mark, and their lunch booked.
School ends at 3.15 p.m. and all children should be collected at that time by a responsible adult who is known to the class teacher.
If there are pupils who continue to be late arriving or being picked up after school late the Attendance Manager Mrs M. Todd will be informed.
Regular attendance is crucial to each child’s educational development. The government have asked all schools to remind parents that:
They are under a legal duty to send their child to school regularly, and risk prosecution if they fail in this duty.
If your child is unable to attend school because of ill health, medical or any other reason, please telephone the school on the first day of absence giving the nature of the illness or reason for absence. When your child returns to school a letter or proof of illness explaining the absence should be sent to the School Office.
If you fail to inform the school of your child’s absence, or your child fails to attend on a regular basis, it is the statutory duty of the school to inform the Attendance Manager Mrs J.Evans who will then investigate the absence.
If your child has a medical appointment or needs to leave school early for any reason you must inform the school office not the class teacher. Proof must be provided.
Term Time Leave
As stated in the guidance from DfE, the Head Teacher no longer has the right to authorise holidays or leave, unless it is an exceptional circumstance. This is a change to the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 2006. All requests must be made in writing to our Attendance Manager Mrs M. Todd.
The 2007 Regulations set out the procedure for issuing penalty notices to each parent who fails to ensure their children’s regular attendance at school, or fails to ensure that their excluded child is not in a public place during the first five days of exclusion. The Penalty is £60 if paid within 21 days of receipt of the notice, rising to
£120 if paid after this time but within 28 days.
Please click here for the penalty notice code of conduct.