REGULAR ATTENDANCE is compulsory by law (It is our expectation that Pupil attendance not be less than 95%) , as is GOOD PUNCTUALITY. Attendance and punctuality are always mentioned in School Reports.
Side doors to school are closed at 8:50. Any pupil arriving after this time must enter school via the main entrance.
Registration takes place in the classroom at 8:55
The School Office checks the electronic registers at 9:00am. For any pupil marked as not present at that time the ‘late’ book is checked as well as our text service / voice mail. For pupils that we do not have an explanation for their absences texts are sent to parents asking for the reason.
ALL pupil absences must be explained. Please inform the school on the first day of any unforeseen absence by texting 07786201169 or by using the ‘Report your child’s absence’ form via the School App.
Unexplained absences must be categorised as ‘unauthorised’ and there is a Government requirement that schools compile statistics about such absences. Pupils with 10 or more unexplained absences will be referred to the Education Welfare Service, which in serious cases, may end in prosecution.
In the case of prolonged absence it is wise to keep the school fully informed of progress and the expected date of return.
If a pupil arrives before 9.30 they are marked as late. If they arrive after 9.30 they are recorded as late after registration which is an unauthorised absence.
If an absence from school is necessary during any part of the school day, it will be allowed provided that the appointment letters / cards / texts are seen in the school office. There it will be noted what time the pupil will be collected from school or will arrive at school.