Good attendance is vital for children to make progress and at Trinity Oaks C of E Primary School we reward excellent attendance in different ways.
More information about attendance can be found in our Attendance leaflet.
Arriving at school late can be disruptive for the whole class and distressing for children. In Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children are welcome in school from 8.45am with registers taken at 9am daily. Registers close at 9:30am. From January 2023, school will start at 8.40am and registers will be taken by 8.50am. If parents are late they should report to the School Office and give a reason for their lateness.
Whilst children in Acorns Nursery are not of statutory school age we encourage parents to develop good habits regarding attendance and punctuality. For the morning session children are welcome in school from 8:30am with registers taken at 8:45am and closing at 9:15am. For the afternoon session children arrive at 12pm, registers are taken at 12.30pm and close at 1pm.
The full Attendance Policy is available under the Policies section of our website.
If your child is unwell please telephone/email the school to report their absence by 10am. You should continue to do this each day until they are ready to return to school.
It is sensible to take advice from your doctor or pharmacist about when it is appropriate for children with different illnesses to return to school. However, when a child has had diarrhoea or vomiting they should not return to school until 24 hours after the last episode. This helps prevent nasty sickness bugs spreading. There may be occasions when we ask you to keep your child at home for 48 hours, and a member of staff will tell you this when you collect your child from school.
If your child becomes ill during the day we will of course let you know.
We understand that it is not always easy to make appointments for children at convenient times. However, whenever possible non-urgent doctors, dentists and opticians appointments should be made at the beginning or end of the day so they are less disruptive to learning.
Please do not book holidays during term time. In line with Surrey policy and other schools we will not authorise term time holidays. Absences will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. Please refer to our school Attendance Policy which can be found in the policy section of this website. If it is unavoidable you will need to complete the school’s Absence Request Form and provide documentary evidence to support your request.