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Attendance

The School Day

Morning Session is from 8.45am – 12.10pm

Afternoon Session is from 1.10pm – 3.20pm

The school gates open at 8.30am and children should be in class and ready for registration by 8.50am. Children arriving after this time are recorded as being late. Parents are responsible for their children until they enter the school at 8.45am.

Absences and Punctuality

It is extremely important that school is not missed unnecessarily. Family holidays will not be authorised during term time. Absence from school affects your child’s progress.

We are required by law to keep a record of your child’s attendance at school. If your child is unable to attend school please contact the school office immediately. When your child returns please ensure that you send in a letter explaining the reason for their absence. If the school does not get a suitable explanation, the absence is recorded as ‘unauthorised’. Unauthorised absences are handled by the Attendance Improvement Officer employed by Hertfordshire County Council.

Punctuality is also recorded. Frequent lateness is also handled by the Attendance Improvement Officer. It is very important that your child arrives at school on time.