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Attendance

At The Federation of Bursledon Schools, we are committed to establishing a safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environment, where the education and welfare of pupils is given the highest priority.   

 For a child to reach their full educational potential a high level of attendance is essential.  Parents/carers and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality for all.  

  Good attendance is important because:  

  • Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically  
  • Regular attenders find friendships, school routines and school work easier to cope with  
  • Regular attenders are more successful in transferring between primary school, secondary school and higher education, employment or training 

It is important that you are on time for your child’s year group start time. Registration takes place in the first 10 minutes of  the day  and closes by 9.20am.  If a child arrives after this time it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. 

  

Year group 

Start time 

Finish time 

8.50am 

3.15pm 

8.45am 

3.10pm 

8.50am 

3.15pm 

8.45am 

3.10pm 

 8.45am

 2:55pm

 8.50am

 3.00pm

Octopus  8.45am

Rainbowfish 8.40am         

Dolphin 8.50am 

 

 

Octopus 2.55pm

Rainbowfish 2.50pm

Dolphin 3.00pm

 

 

If your child’s class has already started their school day, they will need to come into the school through the main school reception.  

 

Illness 

You must phone school to inform us if your child is too ill to attend school.  If we do not receive a call from you, we will contact you.  If we are unable to make contact with you, we will attempt to make contact with other emergency contacts you have given us.  If we are still unable to make any contact we will make a home visit.
Only genuine absence will be authorised.  You will be required to provide medical evidence/certificates if your child has a poor attendance record.  

See the chart below if you are unsure if you should send your child to school. 

 

Medical Appointments 

If possible you must ensure that medical appointments are made outside of school time.   

 

Holidays 

Holidays are no longer authorised in term time. If you have a special circumstance you can ask the school office for a Leave of Absence Form. Each case will be reviewed independently. Please be aware if days are unauthorised this could result in a penalty notice being requested.  Failure to pay can result in court action. 

 

Attendance guidance for parents  

https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/behaviour-attendance-parents 

Possible Penalty Notice for non-attendance 

https://documents.hants.gov.uk/code-of-conduct-issuing-penalty-notices-for-unauthorised-absence-from-schools.pdf 

 

View document illness_grid_for_parents.pdf