Attendance

At Lionel Walden Primary School, we expect all children on roll to attend, when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. 
 
Children need to be in school every day in order to fulfil their potential.  At Lionel Walden Primary School, we do all that we can to encourage children to attend and put into place appropriate procedures to support attendance when necessary.
 
We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school.  To this end, we strive to make our school a happy and rewarding experience for all children.  We will also make the best provision we can for those children who, for whatever reason, are prevented from coming to school.
 

Excellent attendance really does make a difference to the experience a child gets at school. Missed days means missed learning, and often children find it harder when they return due to this. We appreciate that illness cannot be avoided, but we follow county guidance regarding holidays and will not authorise holidays in term time.

 
The school day for children begins at 8:45 am and ends at 3:15 pm. The school gates will open at 8:35 am to allow a prompt start to the day. Registers will close at 8:55 am and after such time children will be marked as late. Lateness can disrupt the start of the day for a child and we strongly encourage punctuality to ensure the best start for your child. If you find getting your child to school on time difficult, then please reach out to us for advice and support.