Term Dates & School Opening Times

Our School Day

Monday to Thursday8.45am – 3.00pm
Friday8.45am – 2.30pm*

 

The school gate opens at 8:30 am and closes at 8:45 am every morning. The school gates will open for home time at 3pm and close at 3.15 pm (Monday to Thursday). On a Friday, the school gates will open at 2.30pm and close at 2.45pm.

*Pupils finish slightly earlier on a Friday so that staff can access continued professional development opportunities to extend and deepen their understanding in respect of autism, learning and Safeguarding.

We want all pupils to maximise their learning throughout the day and encourage all families to ensure their child/children arrive on time before the gates close at 8.45am.

Late arrivals will need to sign in via our inventory console located in reception and will have to wait to be taken to class.
We are very keen on good and timely attendance because of the negative impact on learning over time. The table below really puts persistent lateness into perspective.

Minutes late
per day during
the school year
Teaching days
lost over a year
5 minsOver 3 days
10 minsNearly 7 days
15 minsOver 10 days
20 minsNearly two weeks
30 minsNearly three weeks

 

Holidays and Absence

Parents are asked not to take holidays during term time. The school will only grant a pupil a leave of absence in exceptional circumstances.

Holidays will only be authorised if there are exceptional family circumstances and at the discretion of the Co-Headteachers. In order to have requests for a leave of absence considered, the school will expect parents to contact the Co-Headteachers in writing ideally at least two weeks prior to the proposed start date of the leave of absence.

In the instance of a family emergency, which may result in a pupil’s absence, please let School know as soon as possible.

If your child is unwell and is unable to attend school, please contact the school office via telephone, report their absence on ParentMail or Seesaw ‘Attendance Officer’ directly, by 9am on each day of absence.

A copy of our school Attendance Policy is available here or a copy can be requested from the school office.

 

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july, 2024

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