Number of children on school roll 101 (as of Sept 2018)
Age Group Number of Children
Reception Class - 16
Year 1 - 15
Year 2 - 15
Year 3 - 15
Year 4 - 15
Year 5 - 14
Year 6 - 11
8.45 a.m. – 11.45am All Classes
12.45 p.m. - 3.10 p.m. Classes 1 & 2
12.45 p.m. - 3.15 p.m. Classes 3 & 4
TEACHING TIME AVAILABLE (per week)
Class 1 & 2 23 hours - 20 minutes
Class 3 & 4 24 hours - 35 minutes
School starts at 8.45am prompt. This means that children should be in their classes and ready to learn at 8.45am.When children arrive late it is disruptive not only for that child but for the whole class and the teacher. Children arriving after late must come and report to the School Office where they will be given a late mark. We monitor lateness closely if a child is consistently late with no improvement parents will be invited into school to discuss this with the Attendance Officer.
We trust that parents will support us in improving punctuality and ensuring a smooth start to the day for all our students.
The national target for all children is 95% attendance in order to achieve this it is vital that children attend school regularly and are only absent in the case of illness.
If your child’s attendance drops below 90% the Attendance Officer will contact you. You will receive a letter of concern to inform you if your child’s attendance is low. If this doesn’t improve you will be invited to attend a meeting with the Head Teacher, Attendance Officer and your child to discuss ways to improve this. If this fails you will be referred to the Education Welfare Office who will look at different options such as a fixed penalty notice or court proceedings.
Parents should ensure wherever possible that medical appointments are taken outside of school hours. If this is not possible we require proof of the appointment this can be a letter, appointment card or text message. Children who have an appointment in the morning should come into school as soon as possible following this to ensure that they are not missing important learning.
Holidays in Term Time:
Amendments have been made to legislation around attendance and admissions. This came into force on 1st September 2013.
‘Amendments to the 2006 regulations remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.’ Department for Education, .
Holidays should be taken within the ample holiday periods provided, additional time with only be approved in exceptional circumstances.
Parents removing their child from school for holidays may be fined £60 per parent per child by Calderdale Council, this rises to £120 per parent per child if not paid within 21 days.