School is in session during the following hours:
Morning: 9.00am - 12.00 noon
Afternoon: 1.00pm - 3.15pm
The school assumes responsibility for the children from 8.50am with registration at 9.00am. To enable us to ensure that your child is safe, please ring school before 9.00am if your child is unable to attend school.
In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Head teachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances. These regulations also state that holidays cannot be authorised retrospectively.
Any requests should be on an official school absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made.
You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised. If unpaid this could lead to prosecution under section 444(1) or The Education Act 1996.
To enable us to ensure that your child is safe, please ring school before 9am if your child is unable to attend school. If you fail to do this, valuable administrative or classroom assistant time will be wasted having to check whether your child is ill or has gone missing on their way to school.
Schools are legally required to distinguish between authorised and unauthorised absences and to publish annual unauthorised absence figures. Unauthorised absences must be included in your child’s permanent school report record.
Absences that may be authorised by the school include:
Genuine sickness or medical treatment
Unavoidable cause (for example, major family trauma, severe weather conditions)
Advance application for participation in a public performance, educational interview or exceptional family event, for example, funeral of close family member
Term Time Absence; From 1st September 2013, under new DFE regulations, schools are no longer allowed to authorise leave of absence for family holidays. From September, Head teachers may not grant any leave of absence for students during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Please make every effort for any non-urgent medical and dental appointments to be out of school hours.