Ravensden CE Primary Academy

Late/Absence Procedures

If your child is unwell or has an appointment to go to, please ensure you phone the School Office no later than 9:15am on each day they are absent, giving your name, your child's name, class and reason for absence.


If you speak to the Class Teacher directly, please make sure you also tell the School Office as well.


You may use the text messaging service ‘Teachers 2 Parents’ but please be aware that this is not always read until later in the morning.


Late Arrival to School


The school gate will be closed at 9:00am, after this time children will need to be signed in via the school office.



Appointments taken during the school day


Wherever possible, please try to ensure appointments are made outside of school hours or during school holiday's.  Where this is not possible, when taking your child for an appointment in the morning, please let the School Office know by 9:20am if a school lunch needs to be ordered for your child.  Evidence of the appointment will need to be shown to the School Office, such as a letter or text message, in order to authorise the absence.