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Late/Absence Procedures

Late arrivals

School commences at 8:50 am. If your child isn't in the yard by that time to be called in by their Class Teacher, they should head straight to the school office. Should the yard gates be closed, your child must enter through the main school gates on Armine Road.  Please ring the buzzer, and a member of the Office staff will allow them entry and register them into school.



Punctuality is important to us, so please ensure your child arrives on time. If your child arrives after 9:30 am, they will receive a U code, indicating an unauthorised absence for the morning session. Let's work together to ensure timely attendance.


Reporting Absences

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school, please call the school on 01792 586570, preferably before 9:30 am, to inform us of their absence.

After 9:30 am, we will begin contacting parents if we haven't received notification regarding their child's absence for the day.

Additionally, if your child hasn't returned to school by the third day of absence, we'll reach out again to check on their well-being and to discuss their expected return date with you, the Parents/Carers.

Fixed Penalty Notices


The Education (Penalty Notices) (Wales) Regulations 2013 introduced fixed notice penalties for regular non-attendance at school.  


The Welsh Government has required all local authorities to draw up and implement their own Local Codes of Conduct to ensure consistency in the issuing of penalty notices. The code will be implemented in Swansea from January, 2015.  

The Welsh Government states that penalty notices are one option among a number of different interventions available to promote better school attendance. The introduction of these regulations is one part of the Welsh Government strategy to support improved school attendance across Wales.


The introduction of these regulations mean that parents may now be fined for their child(ren)’s regular non-attendance at school.


The local code of conduct, which explains how penalty notices will operate, is available on the Swansea Council website  


On the website the local authority has also provided answers to some frequently asked questions. Parents/carers will also receive explanatory letters and information leaflets from their child’s school in January, 2015. 


If any parent has concerns about their child/s attendance, then please speak to staff in school for advice and support.