Attendance

Absence or Late Arrivals

All children should be on the playground by 8.55 when the bell rings. Please contact the school as soon as possible in the morning if your child is going to be absent or late for school. If your message is left on the school answerphone, it will be picked up from 8.45.
Children are counted absent for the session if they arrive after 9.30am. It is part of the school’s policy of care for our families to contact you, if a message hasn’t been received and your child isn’t in school.

Please also let us know as soon as possible if there is any change to your usual arrangements for picking up.

If you arrive after the rest of the children have gone into the classroom, please take your child to the School Office to sign in, and a member of staff will take your child into the classroom.

Term-Time Holiday Absence

In line with BaNES policy, the school is only able to authorise holidays during the school term in exceptional circumstances. If you feel this may apply to you, please discuss it with the Headteacher  as soon as possible. As far as possible, please make any planned medical appointments outside of school hours.