School starts at 8.50a.m and children must be lined up in the playground at this time. This ensures a settled start to the school day and allows lessons to start promptly.Children should not arrive earlier than this unless they are attending Breakfast Club. Breakfast Club begins at 8.00am. If your child is going to be late please phone the school before 9.25 a.m.
If children arrive after 9am, they must report to the office where they will be marked in as late and their time of arrival noted. This is for health and safety reasons.
If children arrive after 9.30 a.m. without an authorised reason, the morning session is counted as an unauthorised absence. If a child is not registered as being in school and we have not received a phone call from an authorised family member before 9.30am the parent/carer will receive a phone call.
Punctual arrival in the mornings helps children value punctuality, and avoids disruption for the rest of the class. Children’s attendance is monitored carefully and the school works with the Local Authority and families when there are concerns about attendance.
If children are absent from school for any reason parents must call the office on 0207 254 1010 to report their absence before 9.00am.
The school day ends at 3.30pm. Parents should wait in the infant or junior playground. We are unable to provide supervision (for children not in the breakfast club) before 8.55 a.m. or after 3.45 p.m., and the school cannot accept any responsibility for children who are on the premises outside these times.
If children fall ill during the day, the school will telephone parents or nominated carers as soon as possible. Please ensure you keep the school informed if your contact numbers change.
Children are not expected to come to school unless they are 100% fit. It is unfair on both the child and their classmates if they are not fit to take part in all the activities of the school day.
No child should come to school within 24 hours of having had an upset stomach.