Attendance Matters - be here everyday, ready and on time

Start of day - doors open at 08:40 and the register is taken at 08:50am.

Reception finish at 3:05, Key Stage 1 at 3:10 and Key Stage 2 at 3:15pm.

Children need to be in school regularly with minimal absence if they are to enjoy and achieve as well. Learning starts promptly in the morning and children who are late miss key learning as well as having an unsettled start to the day.

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We discourage all term time absence other than for sickness or other medical reasons. If your child is too unwell to be in school please ring us on 01606 800170, select option 1 and leave a message. All children must be accounted for when we take the registers and we will contact families if we are not sure of a child's whereabouts.

The Department of Education deem any attendance below 90% as persistent absenteeism. While all absence affects children's learning and achievement, attendance below 95% is where we would communicate with families around making improvements. It is the responsibility of parents or carers to bring to our attention and discuss any exceptional circumstances affecting attendance of 95% or above.

Sickness and diarrhoea - to keep everyone's attendance as good as it can be it is really important that children remain off school for 48 hours after the last bout of vomiting or diarrhoea. Children being children, bugs spread quickly in school despite regular reminders about hand washing after the toilet and hand gel dispensers around the building.

CWAC Good Practice Guide to Emotionally Based School Non-Attendance

To thrive and enjoy school to the full, children need to attend on time, every day.

Click here for the CWAC school holiday dates right up to 2021. We hope this will help families book lovely holidays in the holidays!

Cheshire West and Chester Local Authority have issued detailed guidance for all schools to use when any pupil's attendance is a cause for concern. 2017-18 was the first year we have issued FPNs (Fixed Penalty Notices). Families wishing to take their children out of school for reasons other than illness or medical appointments should put their request in writing to the headteacher, along with the dates of the absence requested. In exceptional circumstances absence in term time may be authorised. If families do not have the absence authorised in advance they risk a Fixed Penalty Notice being issued.