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Lateness / Absence

Both of these are damaging to a child's education and need to be avoided where at all possible. To reward excellent attendance and good punctuality, children will receive a certificate each term for 100% attendance and a chance to win a bicycle for 100% attendance for a full academic year.

Registration and Punctuality

Illness and Medical Appointments

Every effort should be made to arrange medical appointments outside of school hours. However we are aware that appointments during school time are sometimes unavoidable. If it is necessary for a child to be out of school for this reason, the child should be returned to school directly after the appointment.

Following an episode of vomiting or diarrhoea pupils are requested to remain away from school for a period of 48 hrs. This is in line with guidance from the Health Protection Agency for schools and childcare settings and helps to reduce the spread of infection between pupils.


An unauthorised absence is where there has been no communication by the parent/ carer as to why the child is absent or there is not a legitimate reason to miss school.

  • Parents/carers are requested to telephone on the first day of absence before 9.30am or as early as possible.  Call the school on 020 8300 5854 and press option 1 to report the child’s absence, giving your child’s name, class and reason for absence and then each morning, if appropriate, for the duration of the absence.  The line is available 24 hours a day.
  • The schools attendance officer will endeavour to contact the parent/carer if no message has been received regarding the reason for the pupil absence.
  • After any absence, on return to school your child must provide a note from the parents/carers indicating the reasons for absence. This will be placed in the register.
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