The times of the school day are as follows:
If your child is not in class when the register is taken they will be marked ABSENT. Registers are taken at the following times: Reception 8.55 am, Key Stage 1 8.50 am, Key Stage 2 8.45 am. Afternoon registers are taken at 1.05 pm.
It is important that your child attends school every day and arrives on time. If your child is ill please inform the school by telephone on 020 8648 3561 or text to 07537 436326 on the first day of absence.
What is GOOD attendance?
96% attendance is recognised as good by the Government but 95% is 10 days absent which equals 50 hours of learning missed.
|99 to 100% (Outstanding)|
|96% (Good)||7 days or 35 hours of learning missed|
|95% (Unsatisfactory)||10 days or 50 hours of learning missed|
|90% or below (Poor)||19 days or 95 hours of learning missed|
Being late by a few minutes each day soon adds up. A child who is 15 minutes late every day also misses 10 days learning in a year!
What is the impact of absence on children?
What can parents do to improve their child's attendance?
Show your child how much you value their education. Build a daily routine based on going to school every day and arriving well in time. This involves:
Celebrate their achievements. Show them every day how important their performance at school is to you. In addition, book medical, dental appointments and holidays outside of school time. If your child has a local medical appointment, bring them into school first and return them to school after so they get their attendance marks.
What can parents do if their child says they don't want to come to school?
If the school is closed in an emergency please check this website or the Local Authority's website (see link below)