Attendance

Millbrook Primary School seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise his/her true potential. The school strives to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels wanted and secure. All school staff work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.

The school has an effective system of incentives and rewards that acknowledges the efforts of pupils to improve their attendance and timekeeping and will challenge the behaviour of those pupils and parents who give low priority to attendance and punctuality.

Punctuality

Pupils can come into school from 8.40am and pupils start their early morning maths at 8.45 a.m. If a child arrives at school after 8.55 a.m. without prior arrangements having been agreed, he/she will be entered as late. Electronic registers close at 9.00 a.m. and arrival at school after this time, without prior approval or extenuating circumstances, will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.

Pupils arriving at school after 8.55 a.m. must enter through the main door and report to the school office to be signed in by an adult. Pupils leaving school for any reason should report to the office before they go so that we can ensure that they are appropriately cared for and signed out. Registers are also taken when the children return to classes after lunch. Unexplained absences might be investigated by an attendance officer.