The School Day

8.50am: Doors Open/Morning Work begins

9.00am: Registration

9.05am: Morning Session Starts

10.00am – 10.15am: KS1 Morning Break

10.15am – 10.30am: KS2 Morning Break

11.30am – 11.45am: Assembly

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Registration

1.35pm: Afternoon Session Starts

2.20pm: KS1 Afternoon Break Time

3.30pm: End of Day

The total time this amounts to in a typical week is 32.5 hours.

Our academy aims to meet its obligations with regards to attendance by:

  • Promoting good attendance and reducing absence, including persistent absence
  • Ensuring every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
  • Acting early to address patterns of absence
  • We will also support parents to perform their legal duty to ensure their children of compulsory academy age attend regularly, and will promote and support punctuality in attending lessons.
  • It is our intention to ensure that every child enjoys coming to our Academy. By providing a stimulating, challenging and secure environment, the children will be encouraged to be regular attendees, which will ultimately enhance their learning.
  • Absences must be kept to a minimum and will be authorised in line with Government Guidelines/DfE ‘Academy Attendance’ July 2019. Continuity of learning can only take place through regular attendance.
  • Regular appraisal and monitoring of registers will highlight any issues which may be followed up by written and/or verbal communication with the parents/carer’s.

Good habits are developed from an early age. It is vital that punctuality is the norm, rather than the exception. It is our policy to encourage and demonstrate the importance of efficient time keeping for all pupils and this will be communicated through regular contact with parents/carer’s.

Our Academy recognises and adheres to Lincolnshire County Council Children and Families, Penalty notices for Truancy, Excluded Pupils, Persistent Lateness, Unauthorised Holidays in Term Time Local Code of Conduct (see Appendix One) and the latest DfE guidelines.

How do we monitor attendance?

  • All pupils’ attendance is monitored daily and every term using data analysis from the electronic register.
  • Our Academy operates a ‘traffic light’ system when monitoring attendance:

We look at the percentage of your child’s attendance, which will fall into the following zones:

Green Zone – between 97% – 100% attendance – no action required.

We may contact parents whose child’s attendance is 97% or under to find out if we can support in improving the attendance.

Amber Zone – 91% – 96% attendance – you will receive a letter to inform you that your child’s attendance has fallen into the amber zone and if no improvement is made, invited in to school for a meeting.

Red Zone – below 90% attendance, this will automatically trigger a meeting or a visit. Absences will not be authorised for pupils whose attendance falls into the red zone without some medical evidence. A child whose attendance is below 90% is classed by the government as a persistent absentee.

Attendance Policy


Following government guidelines, headteachers cannot grant any leave of absence unless in exceptional circumstances. This removes the headteacher’s authority to authorise holidays. Therefore holidays can no longer be authorised.

If a leave of absence for the purpose of a holiday is taken it will be unauthorised.

The regulations do not allow schools to give approval after the leave of absence has been taken. Therefore any leave of absence that has not been applied for in advance will be unauthorised.

Penalty notices are fines between £60 and £120 imposed on parents. Penalty notices may be used where a pupil’s absence has not been authorised by the school. It is therefore very important that you keep us informed of the reason if your child is absent and that no periods of unauthorised leave are taken.

Attendance Matters Booklet for Parents