At Rhyl Primary School we expect parents and carers to ensure that children attend school regularly and arrive on time. We also ask that parents and carers contact the school to inform us of reasons for lateness or absence. Use the school answerphone by calling 020 7485 4899.

When you receive your child’s report at the end of the academic year, you will see a percentage figure to show your child’s attendance for that year. There is a concern if your child’s attendance has fallen below 90%. We will recommend the Education Welfare Officer becomes involved with your child’s attendance and they will contact you about this.

There is a school policy for attendance, which is available for parents to read on request and is available on the Curriculum page of the website under ‘School Policies’. It includes guidance on what is an authorised absence and what is unauthorised absence. No holidays are authorised during term time. If you need to take your child out of school for an emergency, you must apply to the Head Teacher for permission to take special leave. Failure to return on time may mean your child will be taken off roll. Further information about our attendance expectations can be found at the bottom of this page.

Punctuality

Every minute of the school day at Rhyl is valuable learning time, therefore, parents, staff and children work hard to ensure that we have excellent attendance and punctuality at our school.

Each week, awards are presented in assembly to the classes with the highest attendance and punctuality. This is also published in our Newsletter. At the end of each school year, individuals are presented with certificates for 100% attendance throughout the year.

Times of the School Day

The school bell goes at 8.55am and children’s learning begins at 9am. Your child should be in the playground by 8.50am to ensure that they do not miss any learning. The school day is organised as shown below.

Nursery

Start: 9am
Lunch: 11.30am-1pm
Finish: 3.20pm

Reception

Start: 9am
Lunch: 12-1pm
Finish: 3.25pm

Year 1 & 2

Start: 9am
Lunch: 12-1pm
Finish: 3.25pm

Year 3 & 4

Start: 9am
Lunch: 12.15-1.15pm
Finish: 3.30pm

Year 5 & 6

Start: 9am
Lunch: 12.30-1.30pm
Finish: 3.30pm