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Late/Absence Procedures

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In all cases of absence, the law requires you to either telephone or send a note to explain why your child has been absent from school. We ask that you contact the school before 9.30am to register your child's absence.  Verbal messages via the children are not acceptable.  Lateness has to be registered as an unauthorised absence.


Please note that children WILL NOT BE released during the school day for dental treatment, hospital appointments, etc., unless the school is informed by the parent / guardian.  This is in the interest of the children's safety.

Severe Weather Protocol


If the school is forced to close due to unforeseen circumstances, e.g. extreme weather conditions, an announcement will be made on Radio Shropshire.  We shall also put on the school's twitter feed @RandlayPrimary if the school will be closed.


Every effort will be made to keep Randlay School open.

School Attendance


Children are required by law to attend school 190 days per year.


The Government states that every pupil’s attendance should be at least 95%


How do YOU measure up?


Attendance During One School Year

Days Absent

Which is Approximately Weeks Absent

Which Means This Number of Lessons Missed


9 days

2 weeks

50 lessons


19 days

4 weeks

100 lessons


29 days

6 weeks

150 lessons


38 days

8 weeks

200 lessons


48 days

10 weeks

250 lessons


57 days

11.5 weeks

290 lessons


67 days

13.5 weeks

340 lessons


If you want good grades and a good job you’ve got to be in school on time too.

Impact of Arriving Late for School

Minutes Late per Day

Equivalent of Missing

5 Minutes

3.4 School Days per year

10 Minutes

6.9 School Days per year

15 Minutes

10.3 School days per year

20 Minutes

13.8 School Days per year

30 Minutes

20.7 School Days per year

Doors open at 8.35am and school starts at 8.45am be on time.