The school is open from 7:30am to 6pm every day

Breakfast club (optional – a small charge applies)

7.30am – 8.45am

School day (this includes lunchtime and one break)

8.45am – 3.15pm

Children can enter the playground from 8.35am and are expected to be in their classes, ready to start learning at 8.45am.

Please note that children arriving after 8.45am are late for the start of the school day.

Extra-curricular activities (optional)

3.15pm – 4.15pm

Teatime club (optional – a charge applies)

3.25pm – 6.00pm

Every Minute Counts

We take attendance very seriously at Aldborough Primary School; knowing that if a child is not in school or on time then they are missing valuable learning opportunities – that they can not get back.

Pupils are expected to be at school on time every day. Absence and lateness compromise academic performance and achievement. We expect pupils to be absent only if it is a medical necessity. Holidays during term-time are not permitted.

The Loxford Trust have appointed Education Welfare Advisory & Support Service Ltd to monitor, track and follow up on absence and poor punctuality – at both the start and end of the school day.

Our governors have agreed to the use of Penalty Notices (fines) to challenge poor punctuality and absence, and parents should know that should their child’s absence and punctuality be of concern to the school and the Education Welfare Officer, there is the possibility of losing your child’s school place.

We do everything we can to support families, and regularly meet with families to discuss how we can help. The responsibility does lie with parents overall.

Unauthorised Absence and Penalty Notices

Attendance at our school continues to be a priority and in monitoring and tracking attendance we follow the Redbridge Attendance Strategy.

In order to challenge and tackle absence and poor punctuality we use Penalty Notices (monetary fines) along with other actions which could include court action or loss of school place for families whose children have poor attendance and/or punctuality.

We have adopted the Redbridge Attendance Strategy document, which has adopted government guidelines in the use of penalty notices for persistent absence.

This means that in the event of 12 sessions of ‘unauthorised’ absence (equivalent to 6 days) a penalty notice may be considered in the first instance as an alternative to the use of legal sanctions under the Education Act.

It is therefore crucial that absences are reported on the first day and consecutive absence is supported by medical evidence.

Attendance is carefully monitored by both the school and the Education Welfare Team and good attendance and punctuality is vital for children to achieve to the best of their ability.

We know that parents take their responsibility to get children into school on time each day very seriously. Should any parent wish to discuss attendance and punctuality with a Senior Leader at our school or the Education Welfare Officer, please make an appointment via the school office and we will be happy to arrange a meeting.

Attendance Focus Weeks!

Each week we celebrate the class with the best attendance, who get to proudly display the attendance trophy in their classroom for the week. At the end of the year a group of children with the best attendance will be rewarded with a trip to the cinema.