Attendance and Punctuality Expectations

100% imageStudents must come to school every day and aim to have 100% attendance. 100% attendance is essential to guarantee the highest possible achievement.

It is really important that students come to school on time every day. Lateness and attendance below 100% will have a negative impact on their studies and examination results. Regular attendance at school enables children to make the best of the educational opportunities available to them.

Holidays in term time are NOT allowed. The school is closed for 13 weeks each year and holidays must only be taken during this time. Any absence in term time will be rigorously followed up by the attendance officers.

The Education Welfare Service works closely with the school to monitor student attendance and intervene when there are problems.

Parents/carers must make sure their children attend school regularly. They have a legal responsibility to ensure they do so. If parents/carers allow their children to stay away from school without good reason they may be prosecuted.

Home visits will be scheduled and targets will be set if necessary to improve students’ attendance at school.

Absence Procedures

If a student is absent, parents or carers must contact the school by 9 a.m on the first day of absence and give the reason for the absence. On the third day of absence the parent/carer should call the school again to give an update.

On their return to school the student should bring a letter from their parent/carers to explain the absence. A medical letter or certificate will be required for absences longer than 3 days.

Only a hospital appointment or a visit to the orthodontist will be authorised (evidence will be required).  All routine medical and dental appointments should be made after school hours.

The school telephone number is: 020 8570 5700

Times of the school day

    School Starts School Finishes
Key Stage 2 Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
8.55 a.m. 3.20 p.m.
Key Stage 1 Year 2
Year 1
9.00 a.m. 3.15 p.m.
Early Years Foundation Stage   Morning Session Afternoon Session
Nursery 9.00-12.00 a.m. 12.30 - 3.30 p.m.
All children must be collected promptly at the end of the school day. Children in Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 must be collected by an adult that is known to the child’s class teacher.


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