School Hours

Gates open at 8:40am.
School starts at 8:55am every morning and finishes at 3.15pm every afternoon.

If your child is ill and cannot attend school, please call us the first day they are absent  Please contact the school by 9:30am at the latest and speak to the office staff or leave a message. (01327 855100)

Leave of Absence Request

The school must be notified of any requests for leave of absence prior to date of the absence.  All requests must be in writing using the ‘Leave of Absence Request’ form.

Absences can only be authorised for ‘exceptional’ circumstances.  Holidays are not an exceptional circumstance and will be unauthorised.

If unauthorised absence becomes an issue then the school will notify Northamptonshire Educational Inclusion and Partnership Team for consideration of further action and as such I need to make you aware that the outcome could be a Penalty Notice, payable direct to the Local Authority.  The Penalty Notice is £120 per parent/adult for each student to be paid within 28 days, decreasing to £60 if paid within 21 days.  If the Penalty Notice is not paid within 28 days, the Local Authority may instigate legal proceedings under section 444 (1) of the Education Act 1996.  If found guilty of an offence under this Act, parents will receive a criminal record and could be fined up to £1000.

Attendance Policy