St John's Catholic Primary School

St John's Catholic Primary School

Daily Routine


Registers open at 9.00am. Any child not in class by this time is marked late. Any child arriving at school after registers have closed (9.05am) will be marked as an unauthorised absence for the whole morning session thus affecting their overall attendance figure.Children who are late should be signed in at the office to ensure they are entered onto the electronic register.



(Reception, Year 1 and 2)


(Years 3,4,5 and 6)

School Opens  8.45  8.45
Registration 9.00-9.05 9.00-9.05
Morning Break 10.45-11.00 10.30-10.45
Lunch Time 12.10-1.15 12.20-1.15
Afternoon Break 2.15 - 2.30  
School Finishes 3.15 3.20



Legislation makes it clear that Head teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Head teachers no longer have the discretion to allow up to 10 days in a school year for a family holiday or to agree to extended leave for parents to visit their country of origin.

If there are exceptional circumstances behind a request parents should discuss these with the Head teacher. If a child is absent from school because of a holiday which has not been agreed, this will be classified as an unauthorised absence and parents may be fined or legal action taken against them.

Children who attend school regularly do better at school and get better results by the end of their schooling, leading to better jobs and better prospects. You can do a number of things in order to support your children to get the most out of their education by encouraging excellent attendance:

  • make all routine non-urgent appointments outside of school time
  • bring children in to school on time

If your child is unwell, please contact the school office by phone or in person confirming your child's sickness, preferably before 9.00 a.m. and provide a letter regarding the absence on their return to school. Alternatively you can send an email to admin@stjohns .

Holidays in Term Time

    For more information please refer to our Punctuality and Attendance Policy

PDF icon Punctuality and Attendance Policy (28 KB)

PDF icon Is your child missing out? (166 KB)