Expected Attendance Level

All children are expected to attend school regularly. The expectation of schools and the Local Authority is that children attend school 100% unless they are ill.

If your child is too ill to attend school, please contact school by telephone before 9.30am to advise us. School will only "authorise" this absence if it is appropriate to do so. School will make contact with parents regarding absence from school if parents do not inform school of the reasons. Where possible this happens on the first day of absence.

Examples of Unacceptable Reasons for Absence are:

  • Holidays in term time
  • Shopping
  • Birthdays
  • Looking after siblings or the home
  • Non-urgent medical or dental appointments in the holidays.
  • Waiting for a delivery
  • Waiting for plumber/electrician etc

It is important that parents, the local community and schools all give children the same message regarding the importance of regular attendance at school. Where this message is not made clear at an early age it can lead to problems for parents when children become teenagers.

Please help your children to attend school regularly and arrive on time every day.


A reminder that children should be in the playground ready for the start of the school day at 8.45am.

If you arrive late with your child you should make your way to the "late gate" where Mrs Ellis will greet you and let your child into school.

Please note: there is no admittance for latecomers through the school office.


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