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Attendance and Punctuality

At Sudbourne, each day of a child’s education is important and we don’t want them to miss out. We ask parents to make sure their children attend every day (unless they are unwell). Due to a recent change in legislation, headteachers are not permitted to authorise any absence during term time.

Punctuality and Attendance

It is very important that our pupils come to school on time. Lessons start as soon as the register has been taken; if pupils are even a few minutes late it can be confusing for them and disruptive for the class.

The gates open at 8:40AM, ready for school to start at 8:50AM.

Children in Phase 3 should go straight up to class from 8:40AM onward. All other classes are collected by teachers in the playground.

Any child arriving after 8.50AM will be required to report to the main school office for late sign-in - entrance via Visitors Gate.

The school gates will close punctually at 8:50am each day to ensure the safety and security of our school site. Any child arriving after 8:50am will be required to report to the main school office via the Strathleven Road pedestrian entrance and will be marked as late and given a late pass.

Please Email all lateness / absence messages to:


Call 020 7274 7631 Select option 1

You can also send proof of hospital / Dental appointments to:

All completed application-for-leave-during-term-time forms, should be emailed to: alternatively, paper copies are available in the school office.

Unauthorised absence and persistent lateness are taken very seriously at Sudbourne Primary School, please take the time to read our full Attendance Policy if you have any concerns.