Education is your child’s future – help them to make the most of the opportunity!

Attending school regularly and on time has a significant impact on the quality of your child’s education. Please see the times of the day for each key stage below:

School Times


Morning Session 8.30am – 11.30am
Lunchtime 11.30am – 12.30pm
Afternoon Session 12.30pm – 3.30pm


Morning Session 8.45am – 11.45am
Lunchtime 11.45am – 12.45pm
Afternoon Session 12.45pm – 3.10pm

Total weekly hours – 32 hours 5 minutes


Morning Session 8.45am – 12.00pm
Breaktime Yr1 10.30am – 10.45am
Breaktime Yr2 10.45am – 11.00am
Lunchtime 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Afternoon Session 1.00pm – 3.15pm

Total weekly hours – 32 hours 30 minutes


Morning Session 8.45am -12.15pm
Break 10.30am -10.45am

Lunchtime 11.45am – 12.45pm (Years 3&4)
Lunchtime 12.15pm – 1.15pm (Years 5&6)

Afternoon Session 12.45pm – 3.20pm (Years 3&4)
Afternoon Session 1.15pm – 3.20pm ( Years 5&6)

Total weekly hours – 32 hours 55 minutes

If a child is not present at school they cannot learn and irregular attendance will disrupt the flow of their learning.

Attendance is carefully monitored in school in order to ensure that each child is given the best possible opportunity to achieve. Authorised absence will only be approved by the Headteacher in exceptional circumstances and we will write to parents and request individual meetings where a child’s attendance is a concern. This information will also be shared with our Education Welfare Officer.

For this school year we hope our overall attendance will be even better.

Please read our Attendance and Punctuality Policy for more information.


We use a number of incentives to encourage our pupils to attend school regularly. These include certificates for excellent attendance, Attendance Ted and the “Hunt the Bear” race.

Each week our Attendance Teds spend time in the classes with the highest attendance.

KS2 Attendance Bear Race

In KS2 each week, classes are moved along the Hunt the Bear track towards the finish, and their speed depends on the level of class attendance during the previous week. The goal is to be the first class to reach the finish line, where the bear is found!

In EYFS and KS1 classes with 90% attendance and above are awarded a star.

KS1 Attendance

Early Years Attendance

At the end of every term, the pupils know that they will be rewarded with a certificate if their attendance remains at 100%.


Holidays in term time will not be granted under any circumstances. We do not authorise holiday during term time due to the detrimental effect this has on that child’s learning and the disruption caused to the rest of the class.


Medical, dental and optical appointments should be arranged outside of school hours whenever possible. If your child needs to attend a medical appointment in school time, then you will be asked to produce an appointment card or letter as evidence of this. Please avoid taking children out of school for medical appointments for their brothers or sisters.


There may be valid reasons why pupils cannot attend school. Please see our illness guide below to find out when it is appropriate to keep your child at home. If your child is ill you should telephone the school office on 01708 743404 by 9:30am. If you have not contacted us, our Attendance Officer will telephone you to find out why your child is not at school. This is for your child’s safety so please be understanding if you receive a call from us.

Please note: If your child is absent for more than four days we will again ask to see medical evidence. This can be in the form of a doctor’s note or prescription medicine bottle. We cannot authorise absences of four days or more without this evidence.

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