Absence Reporting and Attendance:
School commences at 8.50 am with the class register opens at 8.50 am and closes at 9.00 am. Pupils arriving after 9.00am should report to the office and are marked as late with the amount of minutes late recorded against the mark.Those arriving after 9.00 am will be recorded as having an unauthorised absence, unless a reason is received from parents/guardians.
*The times from which children will be marked as “late” or “late after registration closed” will be clearly communicated to parents.
Parents / Carers are requested to telephone the office on 01392 873629 and leave a message before 9.15 am if their child is going to be absent/late. The reason for absence must be in full i.e. sickness on Sunday, temperature, severe cold etc. Please do not leave vague messages i.e. unwell, ill or under the weather as the school office will have to call you back for more information.
If your child is unwell or is unable to attend school for any reason please notify the school office, not your class teacher, as soon as possible explaining the reason for absence and the expected amount of time that your child will be absent from school. If you do not contact the school we will automatically send a text to the contact number that the parent/guardian has provided, if there is no response to the text we will then follow up with phone calls to all contacts on your child's contact list until we are able to make contact and establish the reason for absence.
Where a child is absent from school and we have not received any verbal or written communication from the parent, then we initiate a first day contact process. Office staff check all class registers between 9.05 am and 9.15 am on a daily basis, to identify those pupils who are absent. If no message is left with the school office we will send a text asking for a call to school to notify and confirm the reason for absence. If there is no response to the text, school will telephone the first name on the contact list. If there is still no response, school will ring other numbers on the contact list, until a reply is received. This is the school’s duty of care and safeguarding for your child.
The Head of Teaching and Learning is unable to approve any holiday in term time unless it is exceptional circumstances. All unauthorised holiday is recorded as this, please be aware that Devon County Councils attendance officer attends the school every half term to monitor the attendance data and will follow up on persistent or extended absence.
Grey skirts and trousers can be purchased from any shop that sells school uniform.
The school sells school v neck jumpers, cardigans, ties, shorts, , PE tops, book bags and caps, all with the school logo. Please make payments via ParentPay and collect from the school office.
We hold a small number of fleece's in stock but these can also be ordered if required.
School meals are available each day at Lady Seaward's or children can bring their own packed lunches.
We offer two hot options each day, one meat and one vegetarian. Jacket potatoes are available each day and also a packed lunch option of a sandwich with salad.
Please see the current menu below and come to the school office if you would like to find out more.