Our School Day
School opens at 8.50 a.m.
Morning break : 10.50 until 11.05 a.m.
Lunch : 12.30 p.m. until 1.15 p.m.
School finishes at 3.25 p.m. Children are collected from the playground.
Any children not collected by 3.35 p.m. are taken to the school office and staff will contact parents / carers to inform them where the children will be when they arrive to pick them up.
Any absence should be explained by a telephone call to the school absence line on the first day of absence by 9.15am. This is a 24 hour service. If a message has not been received by this time, we will send you a text reminder to report the absence – this is to ensure that your child is indeed safe and with you and not in fact missing. If there is no response, we will try to contact you by telephone and failing this school staff will visit your home. We take the safety of your child very seriously.
It is important for children to arrive at school on time. Lessons begin at 8.50am. If your child is going to be late, then please contact the office. If the child has missed learning opportunities they will be given the chance to catch up at some point in the day or at home if need be. Regular or persistent lateness will be queried in a meeting called by the Attendance Officer – this is a means to support you and your child in a way forward.
“Head teachers should not grant leave of absence unless there are exceptional circumstances.”
DfE, October 2014
Parents should arrange holidays outside term time. The school and the local authority do not sanction any holiday in term time except in exceptional circumstances. Requests for holiday absence must be accompanied by an explanatory letter and are subject to individual approval by the Headteacher. Where prior approval is not agreed then holiday absence will be recorded as unauthorised.