Rye Community Primary School monitors attendance closely as they recognise the impact it has on a learner’s achievement and to ensure that safeguarding requirements are met.

Rye Community Primary School sets a minimum target of 97% attendance for each student and will not authorise any holiday absence during term time.

A copy of our Student Attendance Policy can be found on our Policies page.

Absence Reporting Procedure

On the first day of illness, we ask you to:

  • Contact the school before 8.30am on the first day of absence, either via the 24 hour absence line on 01797 222825 or visit our website www.ryeprimary.co.uk and follow the link for absence reporting;
  • Leave your child’s name, registration group and reason for absence;
  • Keep the school informed if your child is absent for more than one day. You will need to update us daily regarding your child’s absence and the date they are expected to return.

Late Arrivals

Please ensure your child arrives punctually at school every day. School is open at 8.30am.

Registration begins at 8.45am and children need to be in school no later than 8.45am.

Children arriving after 8.45am will be issued with a ‘Late card’. A warning will be issued to children arriving continually late.

The registration period ends at 9am. Children arriving after 9am will be marked as unauthorised for that session.

Planned Absence

To apply for a planned absence from Rye Primary please contact the office by emailing office@ryeprimary.co.uk or calling 01797 222825.

Medical appointments

Parents and families should make every effort to ensure these appointments are made outside school hours. Where it cannot be avoided, pupils should attend school for as much of that day as possible.

When appointments are made during the school day, please notify the school office in advance by bringing the appointment card or letter regarding any appointment to the school office.

Children Missing from Education

Children missing education are children of compulsory school age who are not registered pupils at a school and are not receiving suitable education otherwise than at a school. Children missing education are at significant risk of underachieving, being victims of harm, exploitation or radicalisation, and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life. Here at Rye Primary, we understand effective information sharing between the school, parents/carers and external partner agencies is critical to ensuring that all pupils of compulsory school age are safe and receiving suitable education.

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