The School Day

Class rooms are open from 8:45 and children need to be in class when the bell goes at 8.55am. School ends at 3.15pm. We run a Breakfast Club from 8.00am and a Tea Time Club between 3.15pm and 4.30pm. Please ask at the office for details. 

 

9.00am – Start of school day

10.30 – 10.45am Morning Break

12.10 – 1.15pm  Lunchtime across Year groups

3.15pm – End of school day

Parents should telephone the office if, for any reason, they think they might be late.

 

End of the School Day: Reception and children from Years 1-3 should be collected from outside their classrooms.  Children from Years 4-6 can be collected from the main playground.

Attendance

Regular school attendance is an important part of giving your child the best possible start in life. If you have a difficulty getting your child to school, please make an appointment with Mrs Parr, who monitors attendance and lateness.

  • There are 365 days a year – you only have to attend school for 190 of those.  That leaves 175 days to do everything else.

  • If you are 5 minutes late every day… that adds up to 3 days lost per year

  • If you are 15 minutes late every day… that adds up to almost 10 days lost every year.

  • If you are absent from school for 1 day a week throughout your school life… you will be missing 2 years of your education.

  • If you are absent from school for 1 day every half a term throughout your whole school life, you will miss, in total, 3 months of education

  • 90% attendance throughout your school life = missing 1 whole year of education

Absences and Sickness

If your child is away from school please keep us informed, i.e. before 9.30am of the first day of absence. If you have not informed the office before 9.30am, we follow safeguarding procedures and will try to contact parents/carers/those on our contacts list to ascertain a reason for absence. Schools must record unauthorised absences and report them to the Department for Education. If a child is away from school for some time you may receive a visit from the Educational Welfare Officer.

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