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Educating children, and ensuring they grow up to lead safe, happy, healthy and successful lives, is at the heart of what we do at Roxeth Primary School. We are committed to providing a full and efficient education to all pupils and embrace the concept of equal opportunities for all. We will endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils feel valued and welcome. For a child to reach their full educational achievement a high level of school attendance is essential. Regular and punctual attendance at school is both a legal requirement and essential for pupils to maximise their educational opportunities. We will consistently work towards a goal of 100% attendance for all children. Every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance.

School Procedures: Any child who is absent from school at the morning or afternoon registration period must have their absence recorded as being authorised, unauthorised or as an approved educational activity [attendance out of school]. Only the headteacher or a member of staff acting on their behalf can authorise absence. If there is no known reason for the absence at registration, then the absence must be recorded in the first instance as unauthorised.


Morning registration will take place at the start of school at. 8.50 am. The registers will remain open for 10 minutes and will therefore close at 9.00 am. Any pupil arriving after this time will be marked as having an unauthorised absence unless there is an acceptable explanation i.e. unexpected traffic problems. In cases for example, where the absence at registration was for attending an early morning medical appointment, the appropriate authorised absence code will be entered.

Afternoon registration

Infants at 1.00pm Juniors at 1:15pm

Registers close after 10 minutes

Pupils arriving after the start of school but before the end of the registration period will be treated for statistical purposes, as present, but will be coded as late before registers close.

There are two negative results caused by pupils who constantly arrive late. These are:
  • The loss of education suffered by the pupils themselves which over a year can add up to a significant proportion of their time in school.

  • The disruption to other children in their class as the teacher’s attention is taken from the task in hand.

For more information on the impact of absences in your child's education, please click here


If your child is absent for any reason, it is important that you inform the school by telephone (welfare option) as soon as possible on 020 8422 1344

Children should be at school during term time.