Absence / Lateness

Absence – if your child is absent from school or has an appointment we need a note or telephone call from you. Lateness and absences have to be noted on the school register.

Please be aware that we may telephone you to find out the reason for absence, if you have not contacted us. For children with high absence figures, this will mean same day contact.

Unauthorised Absences and Lateness – have to be reported to the Attendance, Compliance and Enforcement Team.

Our whole school attendance for the academic year 2015/16 was 96.04%.

If your child has an appointment and it is necessary for him/her to leave school early or arrive late, please let us know beforehand and bring or collect your child from the office.

Late Arrivals
the school operates a ‘Late Book’ system whereby any child arriving after 9.00a.m. must report to the office, where a record will be kept as to the reason for the lateness. Regular lateness has to be reported to the Attendance, Compliance and Enforcement Service, and constitutes an unauthorised absence.

Late Collections
If there is no-one to collect a child at 3.00p.m. the child will be put in our After School club while we try to contact you. If the child is collected before 3.15p.m. the charge will be £1.00, otherwise the full £2.50 charge will be made.
If there is no-one there to collect a child at the end of an after school session, then we follow WCC guidelines. Please make sure you keep your contact numbers up to date as the guidelines recommend that school tries all contact numbers given, and if no one can be reached, we then contact Social Services, followed by the Police.