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Attendance Policy January 2023


The school day starts at 8:45am and ends at 3:15pm each day. This is a total of 32.5 hours in school each week.


It is a parent’s legal responsibility to ensure that their child attends school regularly and punctually. The school operates a policy of First Day Calling for those children who are absent without a reason having been provided. Your child can have a positive attitude to school by you showing them that you value their education by not allowing casual days off. The Missing Education & Child Employment Service in partnership with the school regularly reviews the registers and will contact the parents of children who are not attending regularly.


Please can we remind you that if your child is absent from school, that you should notify the school as soon as possible. Failure to do this will result in your child's absence being recorded as unauthorised and it will be reported to the Missing Education & Child Employment Service which will result in a fine.


Weekly letters are sent home asking the parents as to why their child/ren were absent on the specific date as well as daily phone-calls. 


There is a weekly celebration assembly where the 100% attenders are  and the overall class that has the best attendance that week, gets the trophy to display in their class. At the end of each term there are also special prizes for the children who have had 100% for the term. We also have special prizes for the parents as well.





Holidays are not permitted during term time!



Medicines and Sickness

If your child has been sick before school, they should stay at home for at least 48 hours.


If your child is taken sick during school, we would administer the required first aid if necessary, we will ring you to suggest that they are collected and taken home.