The school keeps daily attendance records, each half-day denoting a period of attendance. An Attendance Officer visits the school regularly to inspect our registers. Any child with less than 90% attendance is liable to a letter or a visit. Copies of these reports are sent regularly to Gloucestershire County Council and Young People’s Directorate and to the Department of Education and Employment.
When a child is absent please phone or email the school to report the reason for the absence. If an absence is likely to be lengthy early notification would be appreciated.
School holiday dates can be found here and also on the school calendar. Experience has shown that where attendance is strong a child achieves more and is more settled. Absences in school time have the impact of not only the days missed but the catch up time afterwards. The right of a head teacher to authorise any absence has been taken away – consequently no family holiday, short break or day out can be authorised, except in exceptional circumstances. All requests should be made via the ‘Request for a leave of absence during term time’ form, giving at least seven days’ notice of the proposed absence.
Our doors open for the children at 8:45am on each school day. As the school day does not officially begin until 9am this gives parents 15 minutes during which their child can enter the school via their Key Stage gate. After 9am the children must come into the building via the main entrance where they will be registered.