Attendance

Attendance at St Mary's is very good indeed. Parents can be congratulated on their efforts getting children to school everyday. The practice of sending notes or informing school verbally about an impending absence is also well-established. Children are awarded certificates at the end of each term and year to recognise 100% attendance.
To ensure your child’s safety, we ask that if your child is absent from school, you contact us by telephone or verbally by 9.30am on the first day of absence. In the event that your child is absent from school, without explanation, the administrator will contact you by telephone for confirmation of their whereabouts. We hope you will support us in this.
School has a detailed Attendance Policy which outlines policy and procedures.

File icon: pdf Attendance and Punctuality Policy 2016 [pdf 276KB] Click to download

Punctuality and Lateness

School begins at 8.55am for all children and we welcome your support in ensuring children are in the line in the playground when the bell rings at 8.55am. School and classroom organisation depend greatly on punctuality. However, please try not to leave children waiting in the playground too early, especially in cold and wet weather. Five minutes before school begins is early enough. Please also ensure your child is collected on time at 3.15pm.