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Foxton Primary School

Foxton Primary School

Punctuality & Absence

Please ensure that your child arrives in time for the start of school day , which is at 8.55am.

Children who arrive late will need to be brought into school through the main entrance, and their parent/carer will be asked to sign a ‘late arrivals’ log sheet, which will be kept in a file in the entrance hall, indicating that their children are now in school. If there is no one in the Administration Office use the buzzer on the keypad.


When your child is to be absent, please inform us by telephone or e mail, before 8.55am.

Children may not leave the premises during the school day unless the school has been notified in advance and a nominated adult collects the child. We ask that parents (or the designated nominee) who collect or return their child from or to school during the day for any reason, sign the sheet in the entrance lobby; this will provide us with a record of “comings and goings” during the day.

The governing body is required by law to publish the number of unauthorised absences each academic year; these are absences for which the child’s parents or carers do not give an acceptable explanation. The headteacher is the only person able to authorise absence.

Update:  All schools have recently received new Education Regulations which change the rules and guidance about term-time holidays, which are not permitted.  The amendments make clear that ‘Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances’.