At Rowanfield Infant School we regularly ask the children to reflect on their aspirations for future years and we actively encourage them to develop good habits that will support them in achieving these goals. As part of this work we discuss the importance of commitment and timekeeping and the impact that poor habits can have on the opportunities available to them in future years.

Good attendance is key to learning and development, we expect you to make sure that your child attends school regularly and on time. Children with attendance above 96% with less than 3 lates in a twelve week period will receive a small reward. Those with no lates and/or 100% attendance will be celebrated in assembly in addition to a reward

Our school gates to the playground open at 8:30am. Children are allowed to go straight to their classrooms from 8:45am when the doors open. The doors will close at 8:55am and anyone arriving after this time will need to go to the main office where their reason for lateness will be recorded. If you are late, you must go to the office as we need to know that your child is in school and whether or not they require a hot lunch.

Any child arriving at school after 9:20am will be marked in the register with an unauthorized code (U), unless the school office have been informed of a medical appointment.

Parents will be informed if their child is late more than 5 times in a four week period. Lateness will be monitored for a further four weeks. If lateness continues to be an issue, Mrs Nelson will host an Attendance Improvement Meeting to identify strategies to support.


We do understand that sometimes children are ill or have to attend medical appointments.

If your child is ill, we ask that you telephone school absence line by 8:45am on the first day of absence (01242 515334) and leave your child's name, class and reason for absence. If your child is likely to absent from school for a longer period of time we ask that you keep us updated with the likely date of return but it is not necessary to phone each day.

Please remember that children with vomiting and/or diarrhoea should be kept off school for 48 hours after the last incidence of vomiting/diarrhoea.

If your child has a medical appointment, please inform the school office as soon as possible. We require medical evidence for all appointments and ask that any routine check-ups are made outside of school hours.

The office staff will make sure that your child's absence is correctly recorded in the register and that the class teacher is made aware. You may want to remind the teacher on the day of the appointment so that your child is ready to be collected at the right time.

Click here: Attendance Leaflet.pdf for our leaflet on attendance for parents