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Crawley Ridge Junior School

Live the Learning; Learn for Life


Children who attend school regularly are given the very best opportunity to benefit from the learning in school. To this end we will do all we can to encourage parents/carers to ensure that the children in their care achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems which prevent full attendance are identified and acted on promptly. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child attends school regularly.

Arrival times and lateness:

Doors open at 8.40am and all children are expected to be in the classrooms by 8.50am when the registers are taken. 

Doors are locked just after 8.50am and registers taken and are closed by 9.00am. Children arriving after 9.00am should be brought to the office and parents are required to sign them in.

Absence for illness:  

If your child is absent due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, we appreciate a telephone call on the first morning of absence before 9.30am. When your child returns to school a letter of explanation is required for school records. if your child has been sick at home please wait 48 hours before they return to school.

Absences for reasons other than illness:

We ask parents not to remove children from school in term time. The school holiday dates are published a year in advance and we expect parents to book their family holidays during the school breaks.  If absence in term time is unavoidable, a Leave of Absence form, available from the office, must be completed prior to the planned absence. Absences for holidays and special occasion are unauthorised. Only exceptional reasons can be authorised eg. a compassionate reason such as bereavement. 

Withdrawal During School Hours:

If your child has to be withdrawn from school for medical, dental or any other purpose, please send a note giving details and the time you wish to collect them.

Parents must report to the office to collect and sign out their children or sign them back in during the school day.