Attendance

School Day

Reception to Year 6

The school gates open at 8:30am. From this time children must remain in the playground until the classrooms open at 8:40am.

The school day starts at 8:50am. Registers are closed at 9:00am; children arriving after this time are marked as late on the register.

School ends at 3:05pm.

Nursery

Morning session 8:30am – 11:30am

Afternoon session 12:20pm – 3:20pm

 

Regular attendance is vital and is monitored and reported on according to statutory regulations.

The Department for Education has set a target of at least 96% attendance for each child and we expect every child to achieve at least that from nursery onwards. Attendance and attainment are directly related and therefore it is essential that children should attend school every day.

If children are unwell and cannot attend school parents/carers are required to telephone the school office before 9:15am on the first day of absence.  Alternatively an e-mail can be sent to the school via admin@gifford.ealing.sch.uk.

All unexplained absences are counted as “unauthorised” and we are obliged to report these to the Local Authority and the D.F.E

If your child has a medical, dental or hospital appointment which cannot be avoided during term time then please let the school office know. The school office will advise you on whether your child should come to school before and/or after the appointment.

If your child is unwell in the morning but during the school day becomes better, please bring them to school.

Holidays during term time will not be authorised under any circumstances. However, it is recognised that, in exceptional circumstances, leave of absence may have to be taken in term times. Permission in these circumstances needs to be discussed prior to taking leave with the Headteacher.

Click here to download the form: Request for pupil leave of absence forms

 

Punctuality

It is very important for children to be punctual. Lateness disrupts the start of the day for your child

and the other children in the class. If you arrive late to school with your child you must report to the school office where your child will be marked in.  Children must be collected promptly at the end of the school day.

 

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97% CLUB

From September 2018 we will be introducing a 97% Club. All children from Yr 1-6 who achieve over 97% attendance in each half term will get to watch a movie on the last day of half term as a treat.

Every child can start afresh after each half term, as long as your child has reached over 97% by the last Friday of each half term then they will be able to attend the movie treat. By doing it this way it should be achievable for all children.

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