Register opens at 8:55amRegister 8:55am - 9:00am

Register closes at 9:00am

Doors open at 8:45am to allow children to start their morning work during registration.


Children who arrive after 8:45am (REC/KS1) or 8:50am (KS2) but before 9:15am  will be marked as 'Late' (L) whilst the register is open.  This will not affect the attendance percentage but will be monitored carefully by Senior Leaders in the school.  Persistent lateness could lead to the involvement of the Local Authority Attendance Team.


Children who arrive after 9:15am (All year groups) will be marked as 'Late' (U) after the register has closed.  This will count against the attendance rate and the Headteacher is concerned then further actions will be taken to support the parents to improve the attendance rate. Persistent lateness could lead to the involvement of the Local Authority Attendance Team.

Illness/Unplanned Absence

You must notify the school office on the first day of absence if your child is ill and cannot attend school. 


Please contact the school by 9:00am at the latest and speak to the office staff or leave a message. (01327 855100).  As a safeguarding measure, parents will be contacted between 9:00am and 9:30am if we have not received a reason why your child is off school.

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.  See our Attendance Policy for more details.

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 we 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.