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**Open morning for Reception 2022 - 21st October at 9.15 and also on 2nd December at 2.00p.m. Please book a place by ringing or emailing the school office** ** Afternoon Nursery places available for children 3 and over - enquiries to the school office**

Late/Absence Procedures

At St. Joseph's we strive to achieve the highest attendance possible, as there is a direct link between attendance and attainment. Absence from school interrupts teaching and learning, and affects children's progress and wellbeing.

New legislation states that, head teachers may only grant a leave of absence in "exceptional circumstances".


Therefore requests for holidays in term time will not be granted, and from Easter 2019 a Fixed Penalty Notice will be issued if holiday or other unauthorised leave is taken during term time, with a penalty of £60.


Class registers are taken at 8:55am each morning and are closed at 9:00am  If a child arrives after 8:55am but before 9.15am they will receive a late mark in the register.  If a child arrives after 9:15am without a valid reason they will receive an unauthorised absence mark for the morning sessions.


Parents are asked to notify the school office of their child's absence by 9:00am.