Lessons for Reception to Year 6 start at 9am and children are expected to be in class before this time and ready to start learning. The school gates open at 8.50am to allow 10 minutes for your children to get to class. The gates close at 9am. However, If you reach the gate at 8.58am, your child could still be marked late, as they need to get to their classroom, take off their coats and bags and then be registered. Please be mindful of this.

If your child is late for school, they must report to the school office to ensure they are registered. If you bring your child to school you must come into the school and speak to a member of the office staff or sign in to explain why your child is late.

After School Late Procedures

School ends at 3.30pm and children must be collected at this time unless they are staying at afterschool provision. Being left at school at the end of the day can be distressing for a child, especially if it happens frequently.

If you know you are late to pick up your child you must contact the school and let us know. We understand that exceptional things happen on occasions, however it is your responsibility to ensure that you make alternative arrangements so that your child is collected from school at 3.30pm. If alternative arrangements are made please let the school office know. We will not let a child go home with any adults, unless you have informed the office to say that this is ok.

If you are late picking your child up from school you will be expected to give a reason and sign the late book.

If this happens on more than 3 occasions, and you are up to 15 minutes late each time, you will be issued with a £10 fine.

On any occasion you pick up your child at 3.45pm or later, you will be automatically issued with a £10 fine.

If there is a reason why you are unable to collect your child from school on time or are finding this difficult, please talk to the Headteacher or the Deputy Headteacher.

We very much appreciate your cooperation in this matter.


Family Holidays and term time leave.

Parents/carers should ensure that family holidays and any leave is arranged outside of school term time. We do understand that there may be exceptional circumstances that cannot be avoided. If this is the case, parents/carers are required to fill in a leave of absence form at least two weeks in advance. (If applicable) The form can be found as an attachment on this page or please collect a paper copy from the office.

All requests for leave of absence will be responded to in writing and will only be authorised in the most extreme circumstances. If permission is not granted, but the pupil is still absent, the absence is classed as unauthorised and parents/carers may be issued with a fine.

Attendance Documents

attendance and punctuality parents leaflets

Attendance and Punctuality Policy September 2023- 2025

Application for Pupil Absence