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Attendance

We will not allow your child to go home with anyone other than the named contacts unless we have been informed in advance. Children under the age of 16 will not be permitted to take a child home.

 Our attendance target is 96.5%

If you would like to speak to a member of staff regarding attendance or punctuality, please contact school to make an appointment to see the Child and Family Support Officer. 

Please refer to our Attendance and Punctuality policy for full details of managing attendance at Arlies.

At Arlies, we believe that a high level of attendance is essential if children are to make the best progress of which they are capable and if children are to fully realise their potential in school. Even short spells of absence can interrupt a child’s progress, especially if they miss work which is essential for subsequent learning and lessons.

Absence can also result in children feeling a sense of distance from the work of the class, especially if occurring at beginning or end of terms or at times when special events are taking place at school.

To ensure the safety of the children, we ask that all Early Years Foundation Stage pupils are taken to the entrance of EYFS. For KS1. the drop off point is on the main playground where they will line up with their class teacher. KS2 pupils can arrive to the playground from 9 am . They should  line up on the main playground where their class teacher will collect them and take them to class.

All children arriving or leaving during session times must be signed in or out using our visitor access system. In this way, we are able to check whether or not a child's absence is authorised and it also means, especially in the case of older pupils who come to school unaccompanied, that we know the child is safe at home with you.

 Punctuality

We believe that it is important to highlight the importance of school routines very early to encourage self discipline in the children. Nursery, Reception and KS1 registration is at 8.50 am and KS2 registration is 9.05 am.

As a parent, if you wish to speak with a class teacher, you need to visit the school office to arrange a suitable time to visit before or after the school day. At 8.55am, the staff need to welcome the children into school and attend registration.

 Holidays During Term Time

In September 2013, changes to Government regulations and guidance means that Head Teachers can no longer authorise leave of absence for the sole purpose of a holiday (unless in exceptional circumstances.)

At Arlies, leave of absence shall not be granted unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances’.  This may only be granted at the discretion of the Headteacher. Parents/carers wishing to apply for leave of absence during term time must apply in writing to the Headteacher at least a month before the planned leave.  If a written request for leave of absence is not completed and the leave taken without a request being submitted, the leave will not be considered by the Headteacher and it will be marked as unauthorised.  Arlies Primary School will treat each application individually before a decision is made. P

Retrospective requests will not be considered and therefore will result in the absence being categorised as unauthorised. In such cases the school may make a referral to Local Authority to request that a penalty notice fine is issued or referred to the Local Authority to consider prosecution. We will respond to all application for leave of absence in writing.

Work will not be provided for any absences.