Staff are unable to accept responsibility for children in school or in the school grounds before 8.15am and after 3.30pm, unless they are attending out-of-hours activities or prior arrangements have been made. Once the entrance gates are opened in the morning, the children can go directly to their playground. Please inform the school office if you are unable to collect your child on time, or have arranged for someone to collect them on your behalf.
It is vital that parents provide us with an up-to-date home address and telephone number, along with daytime contact details. We also require details of an two additional contacts, should we be unable to reach you in the event of an emergency.
If your child is absent from school for any reason, (including medical appointments) please telephone to report the absence as soon as possible. Please leave a message by 9.00 am each day of their absence, so that we can account for your child. Office staff will then deal with all messages received.
It is essential that you provide us with a written note when your child returns to school, otherwise the absence will be recorded as 'unauthorised'. Any absence can result in a loss of continuity for your child’s education and upset their balance of learning. As a school, we are required to provide details of all unauthorised absences to the Local Education Authority.
Absence for Medical and Dental appointments
Every effort should be made to avoid making medical and dental appointments during school time. Where this is unavoidable parents should put this in writing to their child’s tutor and attach a copy of the appointment card or letter before the date of the appointment.
Excellent attendance is fundamental to an excellent education. Please take time to read our Attendance Policy, which is available to view on the website. This has been developed in conjunction with local schools and follows the policy outlined by the Education Secretary, stating that children are not to be absent from school for holidays or other non-essential reasons during term time. Only in exceptional or mitigating circumstances will an absence be approved. Should you need to make such a request, please collect a leave of absence request form from the school office.
Please ensure that your child arrives at school at the correct time.
School gate open: 8.15 am School gate closes: 9.00 am
School starts: 8.45 am
School gates open: 3.15 pm
School finishes: 3.15 pm
School ends at 12:10pm on the last day of each term (but not half term holidays).