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Monks Risborough CE Primary School

Late/Absence Procedures

Monks Risborough CE Primary School is committed to giving pupils the best start to their school life. Promoting regular attendance is part of this commitment. With good attendance pupils will have the opportunities they need to develop friendships, feel secure in school routines and gain maximum benefit from the educational experiences on offer.


Late arrivals


We are running staggered arrivals  in school currently so late marks will only be added if your child arrives after their year group arrival time.


The School day starts with registration at 8.45am. Please ensure your child arrives at school promptly, ready for the school day and ready to learn. The children can arrive on the school playground from 8.30am. The bell rings at 8:45 signaling the start of the school day the children are then led into school by their class teacher at 8.45am from the playground. If for any reason you are late, your child needs to come to the main office where they will be signed in.   




Please refer to the COVID information for parents if absence is due to symptoms and let the school know as quickly as you can.


Parents must phone the school office before 9 a.m. on each day that their child is absent as the school must be able to account for all pupils in the morning. Please email, leave a message on 01844 345590 or complete the absence section of ParentMail with your child's name, class and full information on nature of child's illness.

If your child is unwell with any sickness or diarrhoea, they must stay at home for 48 hours after their last bout.


Medical Appointments

These need to be made outside of school hours. Where this is not possible , please notify us as above (in advance where possible) and collect your child from the main office.


Leave of absence

The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2013 have removed all references to family holidays and leave of absence shall not be granted unless an application had been made in advance and the Headteacher considers that leave of absence should be granted due to exceptional circumstances. Whilst the Headteacher will consider all requests on a case-by-case basis, parents must be aware that requests will normally be refused. We ask that families do not book holidays during term time. Missing the first few days of a new term can be particularly unsettling for a child. We would therefore urge parents to check school dates carefully before booking holidays.


Under the 1996 Education Act, parents and carers are responsible for ensuring their children attend school regularly and punctually. Failure to do so could result in legal action being taken against them by the Local Authority.