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Attendance & Punctuality


Why is good attendance important?

  • Statistics show a direct link between under-achievement and poor attendance.
  • Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically.
  • Regular attenders find school routines and school work easier to cope with.
  • Regular attenders find learning more satisfying.
  • Regular attenders have an easier transfer to Key Stage 2 and then secondary school.

Please help us and your children's learning by:

  • Arranging dental and doctors' appointments out of school hours or during the school holidays.
  • Ringing or using the app on the first morning of all absences with the reason and saying when your child will return.
  • Sending in a note explaining the reason for absence on your child's return to school after an illness.
  • Keeping us updated by telephone or letter if your child has an extended period of absence due to illness.
  • Providing evidence of appointments such as appointment cards, emails, texts and letters.
  • We cannot authorise holidays during term time. Absence taken and not authorised could be liable for a fixed penalty fine.
  • If your child suffers from a long term illness or condition please talk to Sandra so that we can complete a health care plan together.

We value you continued support in helping us to maintain high standards.

'"Every day counts...."

Everybody in school every day.

The best start in life for all our children.


School starts for Reception, Year One and Year Two at: 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm           

Morning Nursery: 8.30am to 11.30am

Afternoon Nursery: 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Full Time Nursery: 8.00am to 3.30pm (please speak to staff if you have a different arrangement)

Children being picked up late from school may be charged for After School Club.

Please don't be late!

Please be on time everyday. This helps your child form good life habits for the future. Occasionally lateness may be due to an event beyond your control. However in general being late should be avoided for the following reasons:

Children who are late:

  • Miss out on valuable learning;
  • Feel uncomfortable coming in late and seeing their friends all getting on;
  • May not know what they should be doing.

Also lateness means one of our Learning Assistants misses valuable time supporting our children to meet your child and take them into class.

  • If you are late more than twice a supportive meeting takes place with Adrienne Barrell, Co-Headteacher.
  • If lateness is considered to be affecting your child's learning and development, the London Borough of Enfield's Educational Welfare Officer, will offer further support in order for your child to arrive on time.