Children will be registered as late if they arrive after 8.50am. Registration closes at 9.05am. Arrival after the close of registration will be marked as unauthorised absence code ‘U’ in line with Hampshire County Council and Department for Education (DfE) guidance. This mark shows them to be on site, but is legally recorded as an absence.
If your child will not be in school, please ensure that our school office is notified by 9.00am at the latest on each day of absence. This is to ensure that we know where your child is and that they are safe.
It is our procedure to telephone contacts to ensure that we know a child’s whereabouts if they are not in school and will continue to telephone all listed contacts until we hear. If we have not made contact with an adult who can confirm the child’s whereabouts and safety by 10.00am then we will take further action to ensure a child’s safety, this may include visiting your home or in circumstances of extreme concern, requesting the police to make a welfare visit. This procedure is in light of serious incidents throughout the country where schools have not taken safeguarding seriously enough when children are absent from school (please click here for an example).
Most illnesses can be classified as one of a few minor health conditions. The NHS give the following guidelines:
If your child is late for school he/she must come to the school office. This is to ensure that every child has been registered in school in the case of a fire drill or emergency. If you child is going to arrive late and would like a school lunch please telephone the office by 09:30 to place the order.
Please try to not make non-urgent medical and dental appointments during school hours. If you need to take your child out of school for a medical appointment please provide evidence of the appointment (via email preferably). Please ensure you sign your child in and out at the school office.