Attendance at Billinghay CE Primary School
It is vital that we work together to ensure good attendance and punctuality for all our children. This will help children to develop to their full potential.
Should you need to book a medical appointment, please try and ensure this is done out of school hours. If this is not possible, our break time is 11.00-11.15 for Year Reception to Year 2 and 11.15 to 11.30 for Year 3 to Year 6 and lunch time is 12.30 to 1.00pm. Proof of appointment will need to be shown for children to be allowed to leave. We also acknowledge that it can be difficult to get a medical appointment at these times. As long as your child is in school for 8.50am and are registered, you can pick them up and take them to an appointment. We ask that if your child is well enough they return to school after the appointment, particularly to be in school for 1.30pm when the afternoon register is taken. Every session in school really counts towards good attendance.
Keeping your child off school with minor ailments such as a headache and a slight cold is not acceptable. Please see below for guidance provided by the Department for Education about mild illnesses and school attendance. When children should be kept off school and when they shouldn't. It is usually appropriate for parents and carers to send their children to school with mild respiratory illnesses. This would include general cold symptoms: a minor cough, runny nose or sore throat. However, children should not be sent to school if they have a temperature of 38°C or above.