The School Day
Breakfast Club – 8.00am School doors open – 8.45am
Children to be in class no later than 8.55am
Registration – 9.00am
Being late to school can have a considerable impact over the whole school year. The table below shows you just how much time can be missed over a year just by being 5 minutes late to school every day:
|5 minutes late every day = 3 days of school lost a year
|10 minutes late every day = 6.5 days of school lost a year
|15 minutes late every day = 10 days of school lost a year
|20 minutes late every day = 13 days of school lost a year
|30 minutes late every day = 19 days of school lost a year
It is the parent’s/carer’s responsibility to notify school on the first day of a pupil’s absence giving a full reason for the absence and when they expect the child to return to school. If we do not receive a reason for absence a letter will be sent to you and if we have no response to the letter the absence will be marked as`unauthorised’.
Leave of Absence
At this present time, if a holiday is taken during term time a Penalty Notice will be issued and the absence will be marked as unauthorised. You will be required to attend a meeting with Mrs Dawson to discuss your request for Leave of Absence. Please come to the school office if you need a form.
If your child’s attendance falls below 90% they will be classed as a Persistent Absentee no matter what reason is given for absence. A letter will be sent to make you aware of this. The national average for attendance is 96% and we strive to achieve this target.