Attendance and Punctuality
At St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School we stress the importance of children attending school regularly so that they get the maximum benefit from all the opportunities that are on offer.
We announce and reward the class with the highest attendance figure for the week during our Friday assembly.
We also reward those children who have had a full year of attendance.
The School Day
08.50 Children enter school.
09.00 Registration / lessons begin
10.35-12.15 Lessons (Reception, Y1 and Y2 go to lunch from 11.45 onwards)
12.15-13.10 Lunch (Reception, Y1 and Y2 begin afternoon lessons at 13.00)
15.10 Star of the Day assembly
15.20 Children are dismissed
Monday: whole school
Tuesday/Wednesday: key stage/ class assembly
Thursday: Hymn practice, including prayers
Friday: Good work/ Star of the week assembly
Absence from school
Medical / Dental Appointments
Please advise the school as soon as possible if your child needs to leave school to attend an appointment. However, parents should try to make routine appointments out of school hours or in the school holidays if possible, as time out of school disrupts pupils' learning
If your child is absent from school for another reason, please let us know. We would advise parents to avoid taking holidays during term time. Permission to remove your child from school during term time must be sought by completing an absence request form well before the event. Please obtain this form from the school office or complete below. The Chair of Governors will need time to consider your request taking into account your child's attendance record (and is not obliged to consent). You will be informed if approval has been granted. ABSENCES DURING SCHOOL TIME WILL ONLY BE AUTHORISED IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, WHICH DOES NOT NORMALLY INCLUDE A FAMILY HOLIDAY. Please refer to our holidays in term time policy for further details.