Children should be at school every day and on time. Children who do not miss any learning opportunities make better progress and have higher attainment than those with low attendance and/or regular lateness.
We believe that by working closely with parents and others to overcome barriers to attendance, supports children to achieve their full potential.
Children whose attendance is low (below 90%) will be closely monitored and may be referred to the Local Authority Attendance Officer.
Children should be in the classroom for 8.55 am. If children arrive after the register is taken they will be given a late mark (9.05 am). Registers close at 9.30 am. Children arriving after this time will be given an absence mark.
For safeguarding reasons, children arriving late at school or leaving school for medical appointments during the day must be signed in/out of school.
Please contact the school office on the first morning if your child is absent due to illness and provide a valid reason for the absence. Parents must continue to contact the school office every subsequent day until your child returns to school.
If your child has suffered a stomach upset or vomiting, please keep them at home until they have been clear for 48 hours, to avoid the risk of infection being spread around the school.
In the case of an infectious disease this usually means your child will not return to school until any course of antibiotics is finished or your child is really fit for a full day at school. If the doctor advises that your child can attend school, medication should be given before and after school.
If a child is dependent upon medication on a regular long-term basis such as inhalers or Epipens, these will be kept in a secure place within school and administered as necessary. Please inform school if your child requires any long term medication (including inhalers) as a care plan/consent form must be completed.
If children become poorly during the school day and we feel they cannot remain at school, we will contact you to collect them.