Patchway Community School

Attendance and Holidays

Excellent attendance is intrinsically linked to academic achievement and progress. Students who have regular absence, patterns of unauthorised absence, broken weeks of attendance and high levels of absence for minor illness are unlikely to achieve their academic potential.

We prioritise the monitoring, support and action needed to secure high levels of attendance and work in close partnership with the Local Authority to place matters before the court in circumstances where parents/carers do not ensure that their child attends school regularly and punctually.

Early intervention and student support sits at the heart of our approach to raising levels of student attendance. 

For all illnesses/infections please follow your doctor's advice, however, we would ask to be advised of any infectious illnesses, such as chicken pox etc.

Click here to view our attendance policy. 

CORONOVIRUS

Re coronavirus, please see the link to the NHS site https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/

The School Day

Monday to Friday

  • Registration is 8.30 till 8.50 (9.00 on Friday week 2)
  • Note that break is 15 minutes 

 

7

8

9

10

11

8.15

Gates open

8.25

Arrive in roll call

8.30

Roll call and registration

8.35

Tutor group

8.55

Lesson 1

9.50

Lesson 2a

Lesson 2a

Lesson 2

Lesson 2

Lesson 2

10.20

Break

Break

10.35

Lesson 2b

Lesson 2b

10.50

Break

Break

Break

11.05

Lesson 3

12.05

Lesson 4a

Lunch

Lunch

Lesson 4

Lesson 4

12.35

Lunch

Lesson 4

Lesson 4

1.05

Lesson 4b

Lunch

Lunch

1.35

Lesson 5

2.35

Enrichment/P6 for Y11/end of day

 

Holidays

Requests for absence during term time will not be granted unless there are exceptional circumstances. The Headteacher will make the final decision as to what constitutes exceptional circumstances. If, due to exceptional circumstances, leave is granted, the Headteacher will determine the number of school days a child can be away from school.

Any requests for holidays must be placed in writing using the holiday request form and students are always expected to complete the work they have missed to make sure they do not fall behind.

Click here for information on penalties enforced by South Gloucestershire Local Authority