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St Clement's Church of England Primary School

St Clement's Church of England Primary School



Fines for parents for taking children out of school: What you need to know 

Hello St Clement’s School Families.

I am excited to tell you about my role as Attendance and Family Liaison Officer at St Clement’s School. You will find me welcoming you into school each morning at the drop off gate until 8.45am, where I look forward to seeing your smiling faces for the day ahead.

I am thrilled to introduce you to our attendance mascot, Clemmie.

He will be visiting classrooms when a class achieves the highest attendance for the previous week. Keep a look out when you are walking around school as you may be able to spot him.

I am really looking forward to working with my St Clement’s Families and I am already impressed by the enthusiasm and smiles I have seen for being at school, and being on time so far.

If you feel that you need support or would like to discuss your child’s attendance or wellbeing, please speak to the school office and I will contact you to arrange a meeting.

Best Wishes to you all

Miss Bromley – Attendance and Family Liason Officer


Attendance & Punctuality

The school day starts at 8.45am and ends at 3.15pm.  Lunch is taken between 12noon and 1pm.



A pupil arriving late can seriously disrupt their own and others’ learning. Registers are taken at 8.45 and close at 9:15am.  Children arriving between 08:45am and 09:15am will be recorded as late and must report to the School Office to sign in. 


Authorised Absence

Authorised absences are mornings or afternoons away from school for a good reason, like illness, medical or dental appointments which unavoidably fall in school time. Absences due to illness/appointments need to be reported to the school via telephone/email no later than 9.15am on each day of absence, stating your child's full name, class, reason for absence and the approximate day of return.  If communication has not been received then the school will contact you to ascertain a reason. This will be done as soon as reasonably practicable in the morning. 


Telephone: 01795 506910 (option 1)

Email: office@stclementscep.co.uk


We may require medical evidence to support a child's absence. 



Unauthorised Absences  

Holidays taken during term time which have not been designated by the Head Teacher as ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ will be recorded in the register as unauthorised.  To request time off during term time for your child, you will need to fill out a Leave of Absence form, link below and return it to the school office.

Leave of Absence Form



Medical/Dental Appointments should be made out of school time where possible.   Where this is unavoidable, the absences may be authorised providing that we are informed of the absences following the school’s procedure.  

The child should be absent for as short a period of time as possible. All absences for medical or dental appointments must be supported by providing the school office with sight of or a copy of the appointment card or letter – only then will be absence be authorised.  


For more information, please see our Attendance Policy below and/or see the DfE Guidance for Attendance and Absence.


Attendance Posters - Castle Hill Community Primary School