Parents of compulsory school age (five to sixteen) children have a legal duty to ensure their children receive suitable education, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise than at a school (this includes home education).
If a child is registered at school, parents have the legal responsibility for ensuring that their child attends regularly.
The school day starts at 8:50am.
To be on time, your child needs to be on the playground before the bell goes.
If your child is off school please ring us by 9:30am each day they are off to inform us on 0208 890 4560.
If we have not heard by 9:30am, we will ring you to find out where your child is.
When your child returns to school they must have a signed letter from you explaining their absence – this will be kept on record (it is a legal requirement).
We monitor all pupils lateness, absence and attendance levels.
If your child is regularly late or often not in school we will work with you to try to improve the situation.
Regular attendance at school is a legal requirement. It is your duty to ensure your children get to school everyday.
Holidays During Term Time:
We do not authorise holidays during term time. Special leave may be granted under exceptional circumstance. The DFE states: ‘Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances..”
Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.
If your child is absent from school in the days leading up to a holiday, or if they are late returning to school after a break, we will be recording these absences as unauthorised holidays unless you provide us with a medical note or a very good reason why they are not in in school and we will be referring all of these cases to the Local Authority.
The local authority are issuing fixed penalty notices to parents for taking unauthorised holidays during term time.