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the school day

Valley Road Nursery

Morning session            9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Afternoon session          12.30 p.m. to  3.00 p.m.

 

Sonning Common Primary Department

Morning session            9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Afternoon session          1.15 p.m. to  3.30 p.m.*

( Wednesdays finish 3.00 p.m.)

 

Chiltern Edge Secondary Department­

Morning session            8.50 a.m. to 12.50 p.m.

Afternoon session          1.50 p.m. to 3.20 p.m.*

( Wednesdays finish 2.50 p.m.)

attendance

Should your child be unable to attend school, parents are asked to phone the school office to give the reason for absence.  Unexplained absences will be followed up by a telephone call or a letter.  We prefer all pupils to attend school regularly so that their education is not affected by unnecessary absence.  Parents must request permission in writing from the headteacher 14 days in advance if they wish their child to be absent from school for any reason - other than medical reasons.  The maximum number of days allowed in one school year is  ten days. There is a request form available from the school office.  In 2011/2012 our authorised absence rate was 7.8% and there were 0.1% unauthorised absences.  It is helpful for parents to write in the home school book as well so that the class team are aware of likely periods of absence due to appointments etc.

OCC pupil leave of absence guidelines

Family holidays and extended leave during term time

Amendments to the registration regulations remove references to family holidays and extended leave as well as the threshold of ten school days. The amendments make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances, which came into force on 1st September 2013.

Penalty fine

Should a school not agree to grant leave and parents take their child on holiday regardless, then this will be counted as unauthorised absence (truancy). The school and our Attendance and Engagement Officer may consider issuing a Penalty Fine of £60 for this period of unauthorised absence.  

 












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                  "Best Practice Attendance" document
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