Attendance at Lyndhurst


All children are expected to arrive at school on time. However if they are going to be late, please inform the school as soon as possible on 0161 330 7220.

When you arrive please bring your child to the school office to be signed in where you will be asked to state why they are late.

If you are going to be late collecting your child, please try to make other arrangements for your child to be collected on time. Please inform school of these arrangements.

Collecting a child late from school can be very distressing for them.


Holidays in term time

From September 2013, the law gives no entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Parents can be fined by the Local Authority for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from school.



If your child is going to be absent from school due to illness, please inform school before 9.30am.

There are only a small number of illnesses that will prevent your child from attending school. A list of which is up in the school office, so please ring if you are unsure if your child needs to be absent.

Alternatively, please seek medical advice.

Medical Appointments

Please try and make non-emergency medical/dental check-up appointments out of school time. If this is unavoidable, please bring a copy of the appointment card to the school office for the absence to be authorised.

Provide medical documentation in advance of any hospital/therapy appointments.


Penalty Notices

Parents/carers commit an offence if their child doesn’t attend school regularly and the absence is not agreed by school.

In some cases unauthorised absence may result in prosecution under section 444 of the Education Act 1996. Penalty Notices were introduced as an alternative to prosecution and do not require a court appearance.



Every week we have an attendance race, the class with the highest attendance that week will get ‘winners dinners’ on Friday lunch time and their car will move towards the finish line. The class that reached the finishing line first will get a special treat usually a trip, such as laser quest.

At the end of each half term children who have attended school every day and on time will be presented with an attendance certificate for that half term in assembly.


Attendance is important

The staff at Lyndhurst believe that regular school attendance is linked directly to raising achievement and helps to develop skills for life. The law states that as a parent/carer it is your responsibility to ensure that your child attends school regularly and punctually.


School Times

The school doors open at 8.50am Children need to be in class and ready to learn by 9am.

Teaching finishes at 3.15pm Parents are asked to be at the correct door ready to collect their child for this time.