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Both attendance and punctuality are the legal responsibility of the parent. 

If a child is not in school please let us know by phone by 8.30am and the reason why. If we do not receive a phone call we will attempt to contact you ourselves. We do this for safety to make sure you are aware that your child is not in school. We ask for a written letter on return to school.

We have introduced a new, more efficient and secure system for reporting your child’s absence due to illness, called Studybugs. This is how we would like you to report your child’s absence.

Please get the free Studybugs app, or register on the Studybugs website, and use it to tell us whenever your child’s ill and unable to attend school.

We set targets for attendance and we are also required to report your child’s absence record to you. We do not authorise any holidays during term time. If pupils are taken on holiday during term time you may be liable for a penalty notice.

Every term, pupils who gain 100% attendance receive a certificate in an assembly to which parents and carers are invited.

We have introduced a new reward system involving an Island. 98%-99% attendance is excellent. These classes are in ‘Coconut Grove’ and receive ten minutes extra play. 95%+ attendance is satisfactory and they stay on the island. Classes below 95% attendance remain in the ‘Sludgy Swamp’.

Session Times

Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 (Reception and Years 1 & 2)  
Morning session 8.40am - 12.00pm
Afternoon session 12.00pm - 3.15pm
Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Morning session 8.40am - 12.30pm
Afternoon session 1.30pm - 3.15pm

For safety reasons, the Craven Avenue gate will not be open until 8.40am when the playground has a member of staff on duty. Please help your child to arrive on time so that they have the best start to the school day. Those arriving late need to report to the main office.