Attendance is always an area in which we are looking to improve. We would appreciate your support in ensuring that children arrive to school on time and that they return to school as quickly as possible after illness.


School Pick-up and Drop-off

Morning Arrivals

We will continue with our “flexible arrival” between 8:30am and 8:45am. Lessons will start promptly at 8:45am, please make sure that your child is in their classroom and ready to learn by 8:45am.


Afternoon Pick-up

  • Nursery: 11:30am
  • Reception: 3:05pm
  • Rest of school: 3:15pm


What should I do if my child is not well enough to attend school?


If your child is not well enough to attend school please report this through one of the following options:

  • Send an email to "" with the subject "Attendance - [Child's name]" and please state the reason they are off school and the projected time they will remain off. 
  • Call the Office on 01473601402 and choose option 1.


Why is attendance so important?





















*Why Do We Worry About Attendance?*


A 90% attendance rate means that a child is missing the equivalent of one
half day of lessons every week. If that child has a 90% attendance rate
through KS1 and KS2 they will have missed half a school year in that time.
A child with an 80% attendance over 5 years misses one complete year of
school. That works out at missing 40 days of education in each year – just
over one day per week, every week. So if pupils remain at 80% attendance
from Year 1 to year 11 they will miss more than 2 full years of education.
That’s why we worry about attendance!


The School is working closely with the Education Welfare Service to address
attendance issues. You can help us by ensuring that your child is in school
on time, and that they are only absent if they are really too ill to be in
school. Our attendance policy documents our approach to improving


Suffolk County Council - Attendance




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