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Late/Absence Procedures

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Barden Primary School is committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all pupils and recognises this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent school attendance for all.  This is based on the belief that only by attending school regularly and punctually will children be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them. High attainment depends on good attendance.


Pupils are expected to be in school by 8:45am. Pupils who arrive after this time will be marked as late. The registers will close at 9.30 a.m. Any pupil who arrives after the closing of the register will count as absent.


If you know your child is going to be late or absent, please ensure you contact the office team on 01282 682277 as soon as possible to inform them. Parents will be contacted should their child not be present at registration and where no reason has been given for their absence.


Where a pupil arrives late for school parents/careers are asked to sign the pupil in, with reasons for the lateness.  Persistent lateness and/or absences will be followed up by a letter/meeting with those concerned and strategies suggested to improve the matter.  For health and safety reasons it is important that the school knows who is in the building.  Pupils arriving late should therefore report to the office. It is important that all pupils arriving late follow this procedure.