Start of the school day.
School start time From September, all children (except Nursery, Reception and Acorn) will enter school from the Key Stage 2 playground. The doors will be open from 8.50 where children will be welcomed in to school to start their morning packs. Doors will be closed at 9.00am prompt. The register will be taken at 9.00am from September as we aim to maximize learning time. If your child arrives after 9.00am they will be recorded as late. For children in Nursery and Reception, doors will close at 9.05am. Please ensure that your children arrive at school on time every day.
Please remember to telephone the office before 8.45am if your child is absent from school so we can record the reason, otherwise the absence will be classed as unauthorised. If you telephone school it enables us to make sure that children who walk to school alone are absent with their parents' permission.If we do not receive a message we will contact parents either by telephone or text.
Holidays in term time
Holiday or days off in school time are not permitted except in exceptional circumstances. The Head teacher will review each application and will give you an answer as soon as possible. Holidays in term time may lead to a £60 per child, per parent Penalty Notice which will be issued once your child/children return to school from their holiday.
At Barton Clough Primary we are working very hard to improve attendance and punctuality. It is vital that children attend school every day so that they have the best chance of reaching their full potential - every day counts!
Coming to school every day helps children to learn new exciting things, build lasting friendships and promotes self-esteem and confidence.
A child with 90% attendance may seem good, but it actually means that you child would miss:
We understand that children will miss school due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, but we urge parents to send children in when they are well enough to attend. For information about attendance procedures please see our school attendance policy
The school has a number of support strategies in place to help ensure that all pupils can achieve full attendance, these include:
MAKE EVERYDAY COUNT, EVERY LESSON COUNT, EVERY MINUTE COUNT