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Absence for Religious Observance
Absence of a child on days that are exclusively set aside for religious observance in their particular faith will be coded as a religious absence and will be authorised, but only for the day(s) of observance, not for extended leave. If you wish to take your child out of school for a religious observance please inform the school beforehand with a written explanation at the earliest opportunity.
Children are expected to arrive punctually, ready for registration at 8:55a.m. The classroom doors are opened at 8:50am and locked from 9am and any children arriving after this time must enter school through the main entrance and be ‘signed in’ by a parent/carer. Registers close at 9a.m. and children arriving after this time will be marked as ‘Late’ on the class register. Children who arrive after 9.30am will be marked in the register as absent (unauthorised) for the whole of the morning session. Parents/carers of children who are persistently late will be contacted by the Headteacher and will be asked to address the problem. School may also make a referral to the Education Welfare Officer.
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