High levels of attendance and punctuality are important if children are to have a happy and successful time at school. There is a proven link between attendance/punctuality and achievement at school. Missing days or arriving late means children fall behind in their academic work and makes it harder to establish and maintain friendships.

Children are expected to attend school on time every day and in school uniform.  In the case of illness parents should contact the school office on the first day that their child is absent from school.

Any medical, dental appointments should be made outside of school hours and time off from school must be requested in writing and submitted to the Head Teacher.

If you think your child is showing signs of reluctance to come to school please let us know as soon as possible so we can work with you to resolve any issues your child might be having.


Punctuality is an important social convention and late arrivals disrupt the routines of the school. We would therefore request that parents make every effort to ensure that their children are in school on time. The school day starts at 8.50am and we expect your child to be in class at that time. Registers are taken straight away and your child will receive a late mark if they miss the register. At 9.15am the register will close. If your child arrives after this time they will receive a mark which shows they are in school but in accordance with regulations it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. This means that if lateness persists you may face the possibility of receiving a penalty notice.