Children’s regular attendance at school is important and has an impact on their learning. Research has proved that pupils who do not regularly attend school are more likely to fall short of achieving their full academic potential. We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. Children are expected to arrive promptly to begin learning.
Children may enter via the front gates from 8.40am ready for the start of school at 8.50am.
3.10pm – Early Years and Year 1
3.15pm - Years 2/3 to 6
Parents may wait inside the school gates for children to exit via the hall (with the exception of Year 6 who walk round the side of the school).
LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL WEEK:
EYFS/Year 1 = 32 hours and 30 minutes per week
Year 2/3 to 6 = 32 hours and 55 minutes per week
Initial contact and monitoring will be made with parents if attendance falls below 94%. Persistent absence is when a child’s attendance falls below 90% and this will be followed up by the school and/or the Local Authority.