We expect all children to attend each day unless they are ill. Children with good attendance do better in school and
often find it easier to make friends. Our attendance target for the whole school is 97%. The National expectation is that children’s attendance is 96% or better.
We acknowledge good attendance and punctuality and the class with the best weekly attendance and punctuality
receives a certificate in assembly. The winning class each term receive medals and a special trophy. This is reported in the weekly school newsletter also. Each half term term children with 100% attendance receive a coloured wristband – red for autumn 1, orange for autumn 2, yellow for spring 1, green for spring 2, blue for summer 1 and purple for summer 2. At the end of the academic year children with 100% for the whole year receive a rainbow wrist band and are invited for a treat.
The school does not authorise any term time absence for holidays and parents may be fined if time is taken. Any long term absence could result in your child losing their place. If your child is ill, please let us know as soon as possible.
We expect children to arrive at school on time. Any child arriving after 9.00am will be marked as late. Lessons start straight away. Our gates open at 8.45am and the children go straight into their class.
Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children are collected at the end of the day by parents and carers over 16 years old from the classrooms. Key Stage 2 teachers will bring the children down to the playground to meet their parents. Children who are not collected by 3.45 will be taken to the school office who will contact parents or carers to arrange collection. If there is no response, the school will contact Social Services to provide care for the child. This is really distressing for the child, so please make sure we have up to date contact numbers for you at all times.
See our policy for further information.