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The school requires that all pupils attend school on time and ready to learn. Children are able to come straight into their classrooms from 8.45am in good time for morning registration at 9am.

Lateness is disruptive to the class, causes embarrassment for your child and will have a negative impact on his/ her attainment.

In accordance with our policy on good punctuality, if your child is persistently late for school and this affects their attendance, it is possible that a Penalty Notice will be issued to each parent for each child who has poor punctuality, as stipulated in the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007.

With effect from 1st September 2013, standard information provided with each Penalty Notice states that £60 is payable within 21 days of the Notice being issued, rising to £120 if paid between the 22nd day and 28th day. If neither of these sums is paid within these periods, liability to prosecution will arise.

Your child should attend school in good health. We ask that you notify the school on the first day of absence (before 9.30am) if your child is unable to attend school because of illness and that you provide a letter of explanation when your child returns to school.

If your child has vomited, they must not return to school for 48 hours to prevent it from spreading to other pupils.

For more information please read the Attendance Policy.

Orchard Primary School, Oxford Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6LW
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