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Late/absence Procedures

Please click on the documents above, Attendance Protocol and Attendance Flowchart, for full details on the process our school follows when dealing with pupil absences.

Attendance and Punctuality form part of our termly reporting to parents through the use of our Attitude Criteria.  


The school day begins at 8:50am, when the children are welcomed into the classroom to complete a morning activity.  These tasks are a great way to get the children's ideas flowing for their daily learning.  The doors from the playground will close at 9:00am, if your child arrives at school after this time please report to the school office to sign your child in. 


If your child is ill please let the office know at your earliest convenience, the school office is open between 8.15am and 4.30pm and there is always a helpful member of the team available to answer your queries.  If you are unsure as to whether or not your child should be off school (for example due to vomiting), do not hesitate to contact the office for advice.


Absences can be reported to the school office on 01522 527705 opt1 or on the 'Reach More Parents' app.


Where possible, please avoid booking medical appointments during the school day.  However if this is unavoidable, please contact the school office to inform them that your child will be out of school or late.  The office staff will record this information on our attendance system.


Minutes matter: if your child is 5 minutes late for school each day, they will miss 3 days of schooling a year.


Let's all work together to improve attendance and punctuality at Monks Abbey Primary School!