Portway Junior School

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Attendance and Late/Absence Procedures

Attendance and Late/Absence Procedures

If your child is absent for any reason, please contact the school office to let us know by 8.55am at the latest.  We will send a message out to you if we have not heard from you.

  • 8.45am School Gates Open 
  • 8.55am Register ~ your child will be marked as 'Late Before Registers Closed' (L) if they arrive between 9am and 9.30am
  • 9.30am Register Closes ~ your child will be marked as 'Late After Registers Closed' (U).
  • School Hours 8.55am to 3.30pm - 6 hours and 35 minutes, 32.55 per week


Children are encouraged to maintain good attendance. 

Routine medical appointments should be taken outside of school hours, although emergency appointments, and hospital appointments, are allowed as these are exceptional. Please see our attendance policy and other government and local authority guidance for more details.



Any child arriving later than 9am should enter school via the main entrance reporting to the School Office.

Absence from school

If your child is going to be absent from school, please could you call the school office (01332 550113) before 08:55.  There is an answer machine for out of office hours calls.

Attendance Policy

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