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Late/Absence Procedures

Daily Absence Procedure

If your child is absent please inform the school by calling the office on 01992 581454.

This will take you through to the office where you can notify the office staff or leave an answerphone message.


If your child is late after 8:50am, they will need to come in via the office and will be marked in as late.

We are required to keep a record of the reason for any lateness after registers close.

Start and End of Day Safeguarding Procedures

Entrance to the school building by parents at any time is only permitted via the office.

The school office should only ever be accessed via the Office side door – all visitors are required to sign in and must never enter the building through any other door, this includes the old main entrance.


At the end of the day pupils are taken to the school office if they have not been collected. Please always advise the office if you are running late. Your child may then be placed in the After School Club and a fee charged.

Parents must have provided clear verbal or written permission to the class teacher or office for children to be released to an adult who is not the parents or carers of the child.

On occasions, staff may need to verify collection arrangements. As this is in the interests of safeguarding, we would always expect full co-operation and understanding with this.

Year 5 & 6 pupils may be permitted to walk home by themselves but only with parental consent. Please contact the office for a form if you wish to allow your child to begin walking home by themselves.

Guidance on Infection Control in School

Please find attached guidance from the Public Health Agency regarding the recommended periods to stay away from school following any contagious illnesses or conditions.