What time should my child arrive at school?
Please make sure your child gets to school on time. Punctuality is important as arriving late disrupts your child’s education. Support staff are available from 8.40am in case of accident in the school playground but there is no direct supervision in the playground until this time. You are responsible for your child’s well-being before the bell rings at 8.55am.
What do I do if my child will be absent?
Make sure that you inform the school office as soon as possible, and before 10am, if your child will not be in school by calling 01661 833922. Attendance levels are high at HMS. We closely monitor attendance in collaboration with our Educational Welfare Officer and if your child’s attendance falls below the Government recommendation of 92% further action may be taken by the EWO.
What if my child is going to be late?
Call the school office as soon as possible if your child will be late into school. This really helps with registration and dinner administration. When your child arrives in school, they must come to the main office to be signed in.
What if my child is ill?
Please contact the school office as soon as possible to let us know why your child is absent. If your child experiences vomiting and diarrhoea, they must not return to school for 48 hours after the last occurrence of illness. Children who return to school before the 48 hour period has passed will be sent home.
Can you grant holiday requests?
No. The school year includes 13 weeks when children are on holiday. Under Government guidelines, Headteachers are no longer permitted to authorise absence for holidays during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Therefore if you wish to take your child out of school, a formal request must be made to the Headteacher before the holidays are booked. You will receive a written response from the Headteacher.
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