Children are required by law to receive 190 days of education per year. Regular attendance at school is vital for a child’s progress, and parents have a legal responsibility to see that their children are in school and on time every day.
A list of school holidays is issued every year and family holidays should be planned within these dates.
A prompt arrival at school gives children the best possible start to the school day. The school gate opens at 8:45 am. Children must not be left unattended. The school doors are opened at 8:55 am and we expect all pupils to walk directly to class and be ready for registration to take place promptly at 9:05 am.
Late arrivals are disruptive to all pupils and leads to the loss of vital learning time, which can never be replaced. Persistent lateness has a long-term negative impact on the child involved. Being punctual enables children to establish a positive lifelong habit.
The school day ends at 3:15 pm for Nursery and 3:20 pm for infants and juniors. Punctuality is as important at the end of the day as it is at the start of the day.