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.