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Late/Absence Procedures

It is important that every child arrives in school on time. 


School starts at 8:45am and your child is expected to be on their respective yard to line up and walk up to their class together. This is an important time for children as it allows them to see their friends and settle to class as part of the daily routine. 
We keep a record of the children who arrive late and if this happens persistently, we would expect you to attend a meeting to discuss how we can help improve punctuality.


It is essential we work together to improve attendance and punctuality so that your child has every opportunity to progress in their education.

Absence and Holidays

If your child is ill and unable to attend school, please phone the school office or contact your child's class teacher on Class Dojo.

Welsh Government expect a child's attendance to be 95%.

Mrs Green will contact you on the first day of your child's absence if we have not had a reason and if there are ongoing issues with attendance you will be asked to meet with her and our Education Welfare Officer to see how we can support you.


The following information is for all parents in our school.


Penalty notice statement for school to include in their attendance policies and websites.


 The Welsh Government (WG) Education (Penalty Notice)(Wales) Regulations 2013 states that Local Authorities (LA’s) are required by law to adhere to the Education Act 1996 section 444 to include penalty notices as one of the interventions to promote better school attendance.


Sections 444A and 444B of the Education Act 1996 provide that certain cases of unauthorised absences can be dealt with by way of a penalty notice. A penalty notice is a fine of up to £120 and may be issued to a parent / carer as a result of a child’s regular non-attendance at school / educational provision.


The school adheres to the code of conduct for penalty notices agreed by the Local Authority, and therefore may request the local authority to issue a penalty notice in certain cases.