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Late/Absence Procedures

School starts at 8.50am. Please be on time in the morning as it is very disruptive to the school when children arrive later than expected. It is also detrimental to a child's education and personal well-being to be late for school.

We expect children to attend school unless they are very unwell. If your child has vomited or had diarrhoea, we do ask that they do not return to school until 48 hours after the last episode.


If your child is unwell and needs to be off school, please call us and let us know what has happened.


These are all reasons that we have been given that are not good reasons for missing school:


  • It's their birthday or it's my birthday.
  • It was raining
  • He was tired
  • We went shopping
  • Their uniform is not dry yet
  • We went to see their gran
  • She doesn't like PE
  • We had to go to the caravan


Education is the key to future success and it is imperative that children are in school as often as possible in order that they make the most of the learning opportunities offered at school.