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St Mary's School Day, Absence from school and Assemblies




Foundation Stage Day

Foundation Stage 1 Part - Time sessions:

Morning session starts at 8.45am.    Finishes at 11.45am.

Afternoon session starts at 12.00pm   Finishes at 3.00pm
Foundation Stage 2

8.40 - 8.50 a.m.      Stay and Play

Register at 8.50am.      Finishes at 3.05pm. 
Infant Day (Key Stage 1)

8.40 - 8.50 a.m.    Independent Tasks

Register at 8.50am.      Finishes at 3.05pm.
Junior Day (Key Stage 2)

8.40 - 8.50 a.m.    Independent Tasks

Register at 8.50am.      Finishes at 3.05pm.
Please make sure that your child is on time for school. It is very important that your child arrives by 8.40 a.m. – please make an appointment to see the Headteacher if you have any problems.
Please could parents who bring their children late to school go to the School Office so that your child can be marked present and, where appropriate, a school meal ordered.

Celebration Assembies take place on Fridays and we will email parents to let them know if their child is receiving a celebration certificate on a Wednesday giving the time of the assembly. There are also other special assemblies such as Harvest and Diwali to which parents receive an invitation. Each class will perform a class assembly during the school year. An email/letter will inform you of when your child's assembly is. 

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please could you telephone the school before 9am to confirm why your child is not at school. We have a system of computerised registers and if we do not have this information it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence and will automatically be shown on your child’s report at the end of the year. If you do have any concerns, please arrange an appointment at the office to see Mrs Dulieu, our Headteacher.
Schools now have to keep statistics on reasons for absence and publish them, so it is essential that you let us know for our records. We have a visit each month by our Educational Welfare Officer, who helps the school to monitor lateness and absences.
Please take family holidays in the school holiday. Please remember that you should not expect the school to agree a family holiday during term time. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to find a leave of absence request form.


If your child has unauthorised leave of absence you may either be issued with a Penalty Notice of £120 per parent per child (discounted to £60 if paid within 21 days), or, your case could be referred by the Local Authority directly to the Magistrates' Court.  



Mondays - Years 3-6 have their Votes for schools assemblies at 9am 

Tuesdays - Years 1-2 have their Votes for schools assembly

Wednesday is the Singing or Special Events Assembly for all year groups

Friday  is Celebration Assembly for all year groups but separated into three assemblies. This is led by the Head, Deputy or a Phase Leader.   9am - Year 5/6, 10.10am - Year 3/4, 2.40pm -EYFS/Year 1/2 (KS1)


On a Wednesday there is a Singing assemblies on the weeks when there is not a class assembly. This is led by staff members in the phase. Each class will produce 1 class assembly a year. Class assemblies will be held at 9am.

When there is a singing assembly the times will be: Key Stage 2, 9.15 am, Key Stage1, 2.30pm