Our school and nursery day begins at 8.45am. The school doors open at 8.35am and children can be dropped off and come into school and into class from this time, to enable a prompt start to sessions. For reasons of safety, children should not arrive, or be left unaccompanied on the school site, before this time. Attendance registers are taken at 8:45am and 1pm promptly in every class. Children arriving at school after this time will be marked as late. We offer a flexible, cost-effective drop-in Breakfast Club provision to all children from Nursery to Year 6 which runs daily from 7.30am onwards.

The school day ends at 3.15pm and the afternoon nursery session at 3:30pm. Each teacher dismisses their class to parents/carers from the main school gates at the end of the day. If parents are going to be late or there are any alterations to the usual collection arrangements, we ask that they contact school as soon as they are able to let us know what arrangements have been made. Any children who have not been collected will be cared for in After-School Club until a parent/carer or other authorised adult arrives.

Reporting absence

If a child is too unwell to attend school, a telephone call to the school office before 9.15am is required. Parents/carers are expected to provide details of symptoms when keeping children off school due to illness and make contact with school on a daily basis to inform us of their progress. If a child is absent from school and we have not received a phone call or message explaining why by 9:15am, we will always make every effort to contact parents/carers in order to ascertain the whereabouts of their child.

Absence requests

Should a child need to be absent from school for any other reason, for example a medical or dental appointment, an absence request form must be completed and returned to school in advance. These forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from this web page. Only exceptional circumstances warrant a leave of absence. Please be aware that holidays during school term time will not be authorised and may be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice.

Attendance policy

Absence request form

Leave in term time policy