We believe that every minute is a learning minute, and that coming to school on time and every day is one of the most important ways to ensure that every child makes the best progress they possibly can!
Nursery (morning and afternoon sessions):
Morning session: 8.30am – 11.30am
Afternoon session: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Upper Foundation Stage, Key stage 1 and 2:
8:45am – 3:15pm.
Class Registers are taken between 8.45am and 8.55am. Children have until 8:55am to arrive in the class – at 8:55am classroom doors are locked and after this children must enter school via reception where they should be signed in by parent/carer, providing a reason for their late arrival.
Children arriving between 8.55am and 9.05 am will be marked as late, arrival after 9.05am will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
If a pupil has a period of 10 lates in the academic year the academy has the right to record any further lates as unauthorised absence. The policy is in line with Wakefield Council Code of Conduct on Penalty Notices and falls under Section 44 of the Education Act 1996.
Please let us know before 8.55am or as soon as you can if your child is unwell and unable to attend school. This can be done by phoning 01924 802322 and speaking to our Attendance Officer (Miss Dennison) or leaving a voicemail message. If we have not heard from you by 9.05 am you should expect to receive contact from Miss Dennison or office staff to ascertain reason for absence.
Where a pupil has 10 or more unauthorised absences, the Academy will work with the Education Welfare Department to seek a penalty notice. Where a pupil’s absence falls below acceptable standards, parents will be contacted by our Attendance officer to discuss the situation. Children below 90% attendance are classed as “Persistent Absentees”. Children have a right to full attendance, not a term time holiday. Please see the Multi Academy Trust attendance policy for more details.