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Larklands Infant School

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Late/Absence Procedures

  • Registers are taken at 9.00am when it is expected that all pupils will have arrived in their class. The doors open each morning at 8:50 am. A child arriving late in class can feel vulnerable and unsettled, please try and be punctual at all times. Arrival after 9.00am will be marked as “Late” in the register, and arrival after 9.30am will be marked as “Unauthorised” attendance for the morning session. All lateness is recorded in a Late Arrivals Book on a daily basis.


  • Regular school attendance is important in all phases of education. Our school policy on attendance requires contact with the school from the parent on day one of the child’s absence, before 10.00am. 



Term Time Leave of Absence


  • In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances.


  • Any requests should be on an official school absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made.


  • You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised.