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Late/Absence Procedures

Attendance Policy

It is the responsibility of the parent / carer to contact the school on the first morning of the child’s absence. This can be done by leaving a message on the answer phone or phoning when the school office opens at 8.00am. In any case a parent/ carer should contact prior to 9.30am. If this contact is not made Riverside School will contact the parent/carer by text or telephone.


Pupils arrive at school between 9.05am and 9.15am. The morning register opens at 9.15am. The morning register closes at 9.30am. All pupil arrivals after this point are treated as absent from that session, unless they arrive on school transport. Parents or carers dropping pupils off late (after 9.30am), must report to Reception and explain the reasons for lateness. This will be recorded in the signing in/out book.


School Office: 02392250138 (option 3)