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Late/absence procedure

We expect children to attend school regularly and to arrive on time, ready to begin their day. This is essential if children are to get the best from their education. Being punctual and attending every day, forms a good habit for life. It is also important that children are collected on time as they are most likely to be tired and hungry by the end of the day.

The school cannot take responsibility for children arriving at school before 8:40am. Until 8:40am children are the responsibility of their families.

If you arrive late then please take your child to the Office. Once there, you will be required to sign your child into school.

Once children are in school we expect them to stay for the full day. Removing children from lessons is unsettling. It not only interrupts your child’s learning, but also affects the other pupils. In unavoidable circumstances please let us know in advance, wherever possible, if you have to take your child out of school and we will arrange to minimise any disruption.

Late collection procedures

We expect children to be collected within 15 minutes after school closes. If they are not collected by the time, they will be taken to the School Office. After this we will try to contact families but, as we have no resources to look after children after 4:00pm we may be required to contact social services.

Who collects children

Foundation and key stage 1 children will only be sent home with a family member known to the school. Therefore, if you need to send your child home with someone else, please either contact the school office or class teacher beforehand.

In key stage 2 we will either release the child to someone known to the school, or someone whom the child tells us has been agreed with the carer.

Year 6 children are permitted to walk home alone if we have a letter from home giving them permission to do so.


If your child is ill, please telephone the school on the first day that your child is absent so that we can update our records. If we do not hear anything, the absence will be followed up by the school attendance administrator.

To minimise any disruption to lessons we ask families to:

  • Avoid taking holidays in term time
  • Try to arrange all appointments after school hours.

(In cases where this is unavoidable, please let us know in advance).