The school sets targets for attendance and expects children to aim for 100% attendance to ensure they receive every opportunity to reach their full potential. 

The school gates open at 8:35am and lessons start straight after which is a total of 32.5hrs per week.

It is not acceptable to have frequent late arrivals as this disrupts the learning of the whole class, as well as placing the late child at the disadvantage of missing the start of the day.

Compulsory Session Times


Gates open at 8:35am

Morning Session           8:45am – 12:00pm

Afternoon Session        12:50pm – 3:15pm

School Closes 4:00pm


Gates open at 8:35am

Morning Session           8:45am – 12:00pm

Afternoon Session        12:50pm – 3:15pm

School Closes 4:00pm



If a pupil arrives at school after the register has closed it is recorded as an unauthorised absence. Twenty unauthorised sessions will result in a penalty notice being issued. In all cases a warning notice will be issued.

If a child is not in school, parents are required to phone the school before 9.00am to let us know the reason for their child’s absence. If we do not receive a phone call from a parent we will then attempt to contact the parent ourselves. We will do this for two reasons; firstly to make sure that the parent is aware that their child is not in school and secondly to enable us to officially record the absence. If the school has not had a reasonable explanation for absence, a home visit may be carried out by a senior member of staff or a Havering Educational Welfare Officer as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Although you may have provided a reason for absence, it is the school that decides if the absence is recorded as authorised or unauthorised.  The Local Education authority can issue a fixed penalty notice for unauthorised absences. 


Attendance Policy

Penalty Fee