Attendance and School Times


In ALL cases of absence please ring the school before 9.30am to explain the reason for absence. Our attendance target is 96% and all absences are monitored by the Education Welfare Officer.

It is vital for the success of all pupils that they maintain good attendance and the only legal reason for an absence is for illness. All other absence from term time must be requested, giving clear reasons, in a written absence form available from the office.

In the case of contagious diseases, such as measles, chicken pox, impetigo, conjunctivitis, etc, children should not return until an appropriate time as advised by the Doctor or school has elapsed.

Children will not be allowed to leave the premises for an appointment unless written permission has been sought and they are collected by the parent from the main office where you are required to sign your child out of school.


If your child arrives after 9.00am, then they will be marked as late. If you know in advance that your child will be late, please let the school know. Alternatively, please telephone or send a note with your child on that morning so that they are entered for dinners.


Holidays should not be taken in term time. Holidays taken during the school year will not be authorised and may incur a fine from the Local Education Authority. Notification of holidays taken, or any other absence, should be notified to the school in the interests of the sageguarding of children.

It is vital that children are in school for assessment reasons in May and in order to settle into their new class in September, where new relationships with peers and the class teacher are vital to the success of the whole year.

Penalty Notices

Please click the link to download the Penalty Notices – Parents Carers Leaflet.pdf  regarding Penalty Notices for Irregular Attendance at School