Children who achieve best are those whose attendance is good (above 95%). If your child is ill, please phone the school office on the first day of absence and then follow this up with a letter to the class teacher when your child returns to school. You need to state the nature of your child’s illness as we are required to keep a record of this information. 

If your child is suffering from diarrhoea and/or vomiting please keep them off school for 48 hours after their last bout of sickness or diarrhoea.

Parents must give us full details of any absence that is Covid related so that we can track and trace anything that we may have to report to the DfE. This includes parents reporting all Covid test results.

It is important that children are punctual. Any children who arrive after 8.55 a.m. must come to the school office; they will then be escorted to class. Please be aware that children who are late not only miss out on learning, they also miss important socialising at the beginning of the day and disrupt the learning of the whole class on their arrival. Arriving 10 minutes late can take a child 30 minutes to recover. Please be on time.

We believe that developing good habits of attendance and punctuality when children start school will serve them well for the rest of their lives.


As the Internet becomes ever more accessible, it is important to remember about using the Internet safely. The term e-safety is used to cover this area. 

Good practices include, keeping your username and password safe and not sharing it with others, as well as, to tell a trusted adult if someone or something has made you uncomfortable or worried whilst on the Internet.

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