Starting school on time
Children are expected to be punctual for school arriving between 8:45 and 8:55 am punctually for school. We attach great importance to making a prompt start to the day. Lateness is extremely disruptive to the teachers, the class and your child!
Children must be collected on time at the end of the day by their parents or an adult known to the school. By Years 5 and 6, parents can make arrangements with the school for their child to travel home independently. If you would like your child to walk home alone, please request agreement by writing to the headteacher.
Nursery and Reception pupils must be collected by an adult at all times. Children not collected on time can become very upset and distressed. Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 pupils may be collected by a family member aged 14 and over by prior written agreement.
Our expectation is that every child’s attendance is 100%! A telephone message to the school office or note explaining the absence is always required. Absence from school without a note or message from the child’s parents/guardians is counted as unauthorised absence. Your child’s attendance will be carefully monitored. If there are problems or difficulties affecting the attendance of your child/ren, please contact Ms Brusa in the school office. It is the duty of parents to ensure their child attends school on a daily basis. Failure to do so may in extreme cases result in court action. For further information please visit our ‘Policies’ section under ‘About Us’.
A reminder that all parents should contact the school office before 9.30am on the first day their child is absent with an explanation. All medical appointments should be covered by an appointment card or letter to the school office. If possible, medical appointments should be made outside of school hours.
Term Time Holidays
Term Time Holidays will not be authorised by the Headteacher as they impact children’s learning. Exceptional circumstances will be considered and may be authorised at the discretion of the Headteacher. All applications should be made in advance in writing.
Please note, holidays must not be taken during term time as it disrupts a child’s learning. If you need leave for exceptional circumstances, please complete a form with is available from the school and an appointment can be made to speak to the headteacher, Ms Sonia Magan. Leave taken without permission from the headteacher may result in a Fixed Penalty Fine.
Emergency / Late pickup arrangements
If there is an emergency and you think you will be late, it is important that you let school know in good time by contacting the Office.