The school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.30pm. The school week is 33.3 hours long. Punctuality is very important and parents should ensure children are at the classrooms at 8.50am as the day begins. Occasionally, we may operate a 'Late Stop', to encourage children to be on time every day, making the most of the opportunities to learn and play in school. We are grateful to parents in supporting us in this endeavour.
Our working partnership with parents is very important to us, particularly so in respect of achieving good attendance and punctuality for the children. If parents have any concerns about their child's attendance, we are here to help and will work with you to overcome any issues that may prevent children from attending school regularly and achieving their full potential.
Each term, children are awarded attendance prizes for their determined efforts to be in school every day. Many children achieve 99% or above and this is a truly commendable achievement. Attendance continues to be a priority for us in school and it is vital that all children are in school every day, unless they are too poorly to attend.
Each week, classes go head to head in competition to win the Attendance Ted trophy and On-time Ted trophy. In order for a class to win the coveted Cinema Trip at the end of the term, a minimum attendance of 98% for the term must be achieved.
Our Attendance Policy can be found here.
Our designated attendance lead is Mrs Tina Nightingale.
Keep up to date with the weekly progress via the newsletter.
Our whole school attendance at the end of 2022/23 was 94.9%.
School has a duty to safeguard our children and the monitoring of attendance is a significant part of this. If any parents or carers have a safeguarding concern, this should be reported to the school's designated safeguarding lead, Mrs Helen Arnold, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Elizabeth Evans or Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead and Pastoral Manager, Mrs Tina Nightingale.
Parents and carers may also need to make a referral to Rochdale Children's Services in the event that they feel a child is at risk of significant harm. Children's Services can be contacted on 0300 303 0440 or via e-mail at email@example.com
Holidays in School Time
School has in place a procedure that parents will need to follow if they are intending to take children out of school during term time for family holidays. Please be advised that school holidays during term time will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances for the absence.
Parents will need to get an application form from the school office. This will need to be completed and returned to school so that the reasons for the absence can be considered by the School Governors. After due consideration, parents will be notified of the Governors' decision.
We thank you for your co-operation in this matter and appreciate your on-going support