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Late/Absence Procedures

The school day begins at 8:45am for Key Stage Two children and 9.00am for Early Years and Key Stage One children.  Pupils will be collected from the class allocated gates by their class teacher.

If your child is going to be late arriving at school, please inform us why and what time you expect them to be in school.


Pupils who go home for dinner must be back in school for the start of the afternoon session at 1.15pm. KS1 children should be collected at 11:45am and KS2 children at 12.15pm from the main entrance.


When a pupil is absent from school, parents are requested to contact the school on the first day of absence giving the reason for their child’s absence. The school tel. no is 0191 4875628. Parents can also use our 24 hour school mobile phone number to send us a message informing us of their child’s absence. The number is 07537436662. If we do not know why your child is absent, we will contact you to establish the reason for absence by telephone, text message or via letter.


At Larkspur Primary we encourage pupils to achieve regular attendance in school by:


  • awarding the class with the best weekly attendance. A certificate is awarded in our Monday Morning Celebration Assembly to the winning class who then receive a 10 minute afternoon break.


  • awarding pupils who achieve 95%+ attendance in a term. A certificate is awarded in Assembly at the end of each term and those who receive 100 % attendance also receive a book.


  • awarding pupils who achieve 100% attendance in an academic year. A certificate and a gift voucher are awarded.
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