Attendance & Lateness

Headteachers are not able to grant leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. When making a decision on your request a number of factors are taken into account, in addition to the exceptional circumstances criteria.

  • Is your child is taking Key Stage SATS tests(years 2 and 6)

  • their current and previous years attendance,

  • if they are working at age expected levels in reading, writing and maths

  • progress they have made

  • how much homework they complete 

Please support the school by only taking your child on holiday during the 13 weeks of school holidays.

There are 190 school days (380 sessions) a year which your child is expected to attend; there are also approximately 71 days of school holidays. This is over 13 weeks. Please ensure that holidays are taken during this time. 

School begins at 8:55 a.m. and registration takes place at 9.00 a.m. Children arriving after this time will be recorded as late. Children arriving after 9.30am will be marked as absent and this will be recorded as unauthorised.  






Only emergency appointments should be made during a school day.

If you are making a routine appointment for your child, doctors and dentists will always do their best to provide you with an after school appointment, if you ask.

If your child is ill please ring the school to inform us on the first day of absence. If the answerphone is on, please leave a message.

If contact cannot be made, the office will try and contact the parent by another means such as text or email. Telephone calls will continue on subsequent days until contact is made. If contact cannot be made after a number of days, or if there are concerns about a child, the Education and Family Engagement Officer will be asked to make an education welfare visit, where they may then begin legal proceedings by issuing a fixed penalty notice if deemed necessary.