St Nicholas CE Primary Academy is committed to the continuous raising of achievement for all our pupils. Regular attendance is crucial if our pupils are to be successful and benefit from all the opportunities we offer them.

We expect all children on roll to attend every day when school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so.

St Nicholas CE Primary promotes good attendance through the development of positive attitudes towards school. We strive to make our school a happy and rewarding experience for all children.

We will reward those children with good attendance through a variety of certificates and rewards. Parents will also receive a termly summary report of their child’s attendance.

To get the best out of school and all it has to offer, children need to come to school every day and be on time.

Doors open at 8.30am
and school starts at 8.45am

If your child arrives after 8.45am you should come to the office and sign your child in. Any child arriving this way will be marked as ‘Late’ in the register.

School finishes at 3.15pm

The total school hours provided per week is 32.5 hours.


If your child is off school due to illness or an appointment, please inform the school of their absence via the Absence section on ParentMail or via the school absence line on 01797 361906 option 1 between 8.30am and 9.30am and leaving a message explaining why they will not be with us.

If you have not informed us of your child’s whereabouts we have to make contact with you as part of our safeguarding process.  If your child is going to be in late after an appointment we ask that you inform us as to whether your child will need a school dinner.

Attendance is monitored regularly by the local authority.  We will inform you if your child’s attendance becomes a cause for concern or falls below 95%.

Holiday/Leave of Absence from School

The school will not authorise time off for family holidays/events.  

A copy of the Attendance policy can be found below.

If you require time off school for an exceptional circumstance all requests must be made to the Headteacher in writing.

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