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At Leesons we know that regular school attendance is vital in ensuring the best educational outcome. We have seen how regular attendance impacts on academic progress. We believe that every child deserves the best education, which will hopefully prepare them for the next stage of their life. Every school day counts!

Support and guidance on attendance is always available in school. If you have any questions about this please contact the School Office or Miss Nabdoo.

For all absences, please email  Messages can also be left on our absence line – please dial the school office and select the absence line option.

Please note the following:

  • Gates open at 8.40am
  • Children can enter the playground from 8.40am – this is the time you should aim to arrive at school for, if not before.
  • Registers are taken at 8:50am - if your child is coming through the gate at this time, they are already late.
  • The playground gates shut promptly at 8.50am – we expect all children to be in the building by this time, ready for lessons to begin at 8:55am.

If you arrive after 8:50am, you are required to sign your child in at the Office. This is because there will no longer be staff in the playground to escort your child in, due to their lateness.

Sending your child through the gate alone after 8:50am is a Safeguarding concern and will be reported.

If your child is not in their classroom at 8.50am, they are late. Arriving at the gate at 8.50am is classed as arriving late as your child will be missing the start of their lesson.

Children arriving late are generally unsettled in the morning which has a significant impact on their learning. They are also at risk of missing key lessons such as phonics and reading.