The school gate is open from 8:45 and pupils should enter their classroom via the playground. The gate remains open until 8:55am, after this time pupils should enter school through the main gate and the school office. They will be recorded on the school register as ‘L' (late before register closes). If they arrived after 9:30am, they will be recorded as 'U' (late after register closes) which counts as an unauthorised absence.
Please ensure your child arrives on time, even ten minutes late per day can result in 50 minutes of education lost in a week. It is also very disruptive for the class when lessons have already started.
Please call the school office by 9:30am at the latest to inform us why your child is absent. This should be done by calling (01384) 816930 option 1. If the call doesn’t get answered, then please leave a message and we will add the information provided to the school register.
If we have not heard from you by such time, the following procedure is in place:
- We will make a phone call to parent/s on the phone numbers provided on the emergency contact information form.
- We will send a text message to contact number1 on the list.
If we are unable to make contact, we are required to conduct a ‘safe and well check’ by visiting the home of the absent pupils.
Following this, if contact cannot be made we have been advised by Dudley Safeguarding Board to contact the police or local Children’s Services.
Thank you for your support.