Absences, attendance & behaviour


As we are all aware, we have had to make changes to the school day due to the pandemic. The below link will take you to the addendum which can also be found at the bottom of the Attendance Policy.

Attendance – Covid-19 Addendum

Absences and attendance

Pupils should not arrive before 8.30 in the morning as they are not supervised on the playground before this time.
Pupils should be at school, ready to line up in the playground, by 8.50 am at the very latest.
Registers are taken at 8.55 am and lessons start promptly at 9.00 am.

The office staff will ring to confirm the whereabouts of children who are absent unless we have received an email or phone call. Please ensure that any telephone calls regarding absences are made to the office before 9.00 am. Please leave a message on the answer-phone if necessary (01494 713000).

Planned absences should be notified in advance in writing.

Late Arrivals

Please note that pupils who arrive at school after registration has closed, are issued with a late mark. Late arrivals must be signed in by the responsible adult dropping them off and are recorded in the school’s formal register system.

Pupil holidays

For information regarding taking holidays during term time, please refer to the Attendance Policy

Should you require a Leave of Absence form, please click on the following link; PUPIL LEAVE OF ABSENCE FORM

School closures

There may be occasions where the school has to close at short notice because of bad weather or because the school has no heating. If this happens, the Buckinghamshire Council web page will be updated as well as announcements on local radio stations. The school will also record a message on the school answer phone advising the up to date situation.

In the event of very bad weather, please check by one of these means to find out whether or not we are open. The school will also send text messages to those parents for whom we have a mobile number registered through Parent Mail. If your contact information changes, please ensure that we have these details for you so that you can receive important information as quickly as possible.

Further information can be found within our school’s Attendance policy found on the policies page.