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Witton Middle School


Late/Absence Procedures


We expect children to arrive at the designated time for their year group, due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

Year 5 & Year 7 arrive between 8.15 and 8.25; Year 6 arrive between 8.25 and 8.35.

We regret children are not allowed on the premises before these times unless part of the Before School sessions (pre-bookable) .

Children arriving after their allotted time must sign in at reception and will be marked 'late'. Reasons for lateness may be followed up afterward. 


We expect all children to attend regularly. The Government has issued strict guidelines about what is considered authorised and unauthorised absence during the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Please inform the school office if your child is absent from school for any reason. Where no written note to the child’s class teacher, or personal telephone call, is forthcoming, the absence will be treated as unauthorised.


We advise any appointments (such a medical appointments, dentist or optician) are made ouside of school hours. Where this is not possible, a letter from the clinic should be provided. Children must be collected from Reception for any appointments- this precaution is for your child’s safety.


Schools have discretionary power to grant leave for the purpose of an annual holiday during term time. Only in exceptional circumstances will leave of absence during term time be granted.