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Green Lane Primary Academy recognises that good attendance and punctuality are central to raising standards and pupil attainment. We  work positively with parents to ensure the vast majority of our pupils attend school regularly and maximise their learning.

For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education, it is vital that they attend regularly and be at school on time each day, unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.

Any absence affects the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning. Any pupil’s absence, or later arrival, disrupts teaching routines and so may also affect the learning of others in the same class.

Ensuring a child’s regular attendance at school is a parental responsibility and permitting absence from school without a good reason creates an offence in law and may result in prosecution.

The school day starts at 8.50 am – doors open at 8.40 am to enable all pupils to be in their classrooms and ready for the register when the bell goes at 8.50 am. External doors are then closed and any pupils arriving after this time must enter via the office entrance and sign-in.

Appointments for routine dental, optical and medical checks should be made outside of school hours wherever possible. If this is unavoidable, an appointment letter/card will need to be presented at the school office when notifying us of the appointment. When collecting children, parents must report to the school office to sign children out.

Parents should contact the Academy by telephone on the first day of any absence. This is a vital part of our attendance monitoring and is also important for safety reasons. The Academy will follow up unexplained absence and any unauthorised absence will be recorded if no acceptable reason for the absence is given. Poor attendance will be followed up our Attendance Officer.


Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.