The attendance of the children in our care is monitored closely by the School Business Manager and the Headteacher. If you child’s attendance becomes a concern we will immediately contact parents or carers.
Can I take a holiday in Term Time?
Holidays should not be taken in term time. All requests for time off during the school term will be declined unless in exceptional circumstances and will be entered on our systems as an unauthorised absence, which will be recorded on their end of year report and on all attendance returns to Lewisham LA.
What do I do if my child cannot attend school?
If your child is not well enough to attend school then you should notify the school office on 0208 852 4283 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org on the first day of absence. If your child is likely to be absent for more than three days then please advise the school.
What do I do if my child has Sickness and Diarrhoea?
If your child has vomited or has suffered from diarrhoea then they should not return to school for 48 hours after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea.
What do I do if my child has a Medical Appointment?
If you child has a medical appointment during the school day you must notify the school office immediately. The office will also ask to see proof of the appointment for our records. You will then be issued with a “Green Slip” which is an authorised absence from the school site.
To apply for leave for exceptional circumstances please download a Application Form for Pupil Absence and return to the school office.
What is a Fixed Term Penalty?
The school has the right to issue a fixed term penalty for any unauthorised absence or if an absence is extended beyond what has been agreed with the headteacher.
The punctuality of the children in our care is monitored closely by the School Business Manager and the Headteacher. If you child’s punctuality becomes a concern we will immediately contact parents or carers.
The school day begins at 9.00am promptly and your child should be in the playground by 8.55 at the latest. The playground is supervised by staff from 8.40. The school gates are locked at 9.00am promptly.
If your child is late they must enter the school via the main office and will be issued with a red late slip which the child should then take home.
Picking Up of Children – Children should be picked up promptly at 3.30pm unless your child is participating in one of our after school enrichment clubs. If for any reason you are going to be late then you must notify the school office immediately and make alternative arrangements for a safe pick up where possible.