School Times and Attendance
The gates to the back playground are unlocked at 8:30am. Here, families are welcome to assemble until the doors to school open at 8:40am. Teachers will be on the playground from 8:40am until around 8:50am to welcome the children and meet with you should you have any messages to pass on. Children should be accompanied by a parent or carer until they are safely in school.
On our first day of any child starting school, they can come through the main office entrance to be met by the Headteacher.
The register is taken by 9am. At this time, all doors from the playground are closed and families should report to the main Reception to be signed in late. The gates will be opened again at around 3.05pm for children to be picked up from the back playground or class door at 3.15 pm.
If you drive, please be courteous to our neighbours by not blocking driveways, leaving engines running or playing loud music from your vehicles.
If a pupil is prevented from attending school as a result of sickness or other unavoidable cause, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify the school of the pupil’s absence. We ask that this should be done as soon as possible after 8.30am on the first day of absence and then on any consecutive days. The telephone message will be recorded on the class electronic register for the teacher’s reference and retained for future records. This type of absence is classed as authorised absence unless the Head or another member of staff is unhappy with the reason provided.
Absences due to family bereavement (close relatives only) or for religious observance will be authorised at the Head's discretion. However absences for shopping, visiting relatives, day trips, birthdays etc will be classed as unauthorised absence.
Attendance of all pupils is closely monitored at Badsey. Should your child's attendance drop below certain thresholds detailed in the Attendance Handbook, we will look to work with you to help it improve.
We encourage parents not to make medical appointments during school time if possible. Medical appointments taken in school time affect attendance figures for individual pupils as well class groups and the school as a whole.