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Welcome to the Riverside Primary Attendance Page

At Riverside Primary we believe that attendance and punctuality are key in ensuring children make rapid and sustained progress.

Our attendance and punctuality targets are deliberately set to be aspirational and challenging because we want to promote excellent attendance and punctuality habits for all pupils.

We work with families to aim for all pupils to have attendance above 97%.

Our Attendance Officer advises on attendance management issues and takes referrals on pupils who attend irregularly.

In situations where parents fail to ensure regular school attendance, the Access and Attendance Team will consider issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice – £60 payable within 21 days, rising to £120 payable within 22-28 days. Non-payment will result in prosecution.

Holidays during term time are unauthorised and a Fixed Penalty Notice issued however, exceptional circumstances are taken into consideration. Leave of absence holiday requests should be completed on a form and given to the class teacher.

The School Gates open at 8:45am and close at 8:55am.

In the afternoon school gates open at 3.15pm and close at 3:25pm.

After these times please report to reception.

If your child is going to be absent please call the school on 0203 946 5888 press number 2, before 8.45am.

When reporting a child’s absence via phone call please include: –

Child’s name


Reason for absence

If you wish to speak to someone call between the hours of 8.30am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Attendance Policy