School Hours, Attendance, and Punctuality

School Hours

Monday to Thursday 8.40am to 3:30pm
Friday 8:40am to 3:00pm

 

Attendance and Punctuality 

Our school hours are 8:40am to 3:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:40am to 3:00pm on Friday. Parents are expected to bring children in between 8:30—8:40am. Pupils must be collected immediately after the school day has ended and no later than 3:45pm Mon—Thurs and 3:15pm on Friday. There are no arrangements, staff, or supervised/safe places to keep children who have not been collected on time.

If a child is unable to attend school for any reason, parents should telephone the school office before 9:00am to let us know. If a child has sickness or diarrhoea, we ask that he/she does not return to school for 48 hours as this can spread. Attendance is an important factor in a child’s education and absences should be avoided unless absolutely necessary. Regular absences can seriously disrupt a child’s continuity of learning and can result in a fine for poor attendance. The current law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time without exceptional circumstances. Poor attendance and regular lates will result in a fine and possible referral to the Local Authority’s Education Welfare Department.