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The School Day

Reception to Year 6

Classroom Doors are opened at 8.45am 

School day 8.55am -12.00pm & 12.45pm -3.15pm 

 

Owlets Nursery

9.00am to 3.00pm

Absences and Sickness

As a school we encourage good levels of attendance. We know there is a close link between attendance and academic progress and work in partnership with families to ensure that we support and promote good attendance and time keeping. However, whilst we are keen to ensure children's attendance is good, we also follow the advice of the Local Authority and request that when children are unwell they remain at home. In the case of sickness and/or diarrhoea we request children remain at home for 48 hours after their last symptom.
 
If your child is going to be absent for any reason, it is essential that you contact the school by telephone. If a child returns to school without an explanation for their absence, we will send home a standard form requesting the reason. Please ensure you notify the school office by 9am.

Holiday requests

UK law does not allow parent/carers to take their children out of school during term time unless circumstances are deemed acceptable.  If a request for absence during term is received, it must be from the parent/carer who has parental responsibility for the child with who they normally live. Any requests received will be considered by the Headteacher to determine if the circumstances are deemed exceptional.  All requests should be received in writing using an S2 Absence Request Form, available from the school office.

Attendance

Regular school attendance is an important part of giving your child the best possible start in life. If you have a difficulty getting your child to school, please make an appointment with Mr Wilder, who monitors attendance and lateness.

  • There are 365 days a year – you only have to attend school for 190 of those.  That leaves 175 days to do everything else.

  • If you are 5 minutes late every day… that adds up to 3 days lost per year

  • If you are 15 minutes late every day… that adds up to almost 10 days lost every year.

  • If you are absent from school for 1 day a week throughout your school life… you will be missing 2 years of your education.

  • If you are absent from school for 1 day every half a term throughout your whole school life, you will miss, in total, 3 months of education

  • 90% attendance throughout your school life = missing 1 whole year of education

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