Clifton C of E Primary School

Home Page

Clifton C of E Primary School

Home Page

Late/Absence Procedures

Attendance and Punctuality Matter


A normal, healthy pupil is expected to achieve an average attendance of greater than 95%.

The Government classifies less than 90% attendance as persistent absence and requires the child's attendance to be closely monitored.


If your child is not able to attend school, please phone the school office before 9.30am. There is an answer phone available so that you can leave a message.


Children who arrive after the official start time of 8:55am will be marked as late before register has closed. 

If they arrive after 9:10 am they will be marked down as late after register has closed. 

If a child arrives after 9:30 am without prior explanation, the absence will be marked as unauthorised and attempts will be made to contact the parents/carers.



Please see the 'attendance' section of the website for more details of our policy on attendance. Find below an application for absence leave.

If you would like your child to attend our School please visit us on one of our Open Days being held 9.30am-11.30am and 1.30pm-3.00pm on Thursday 17th October and Tuesday 5th November 2019. No appointment necessary.