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%.

The Barking and Dagenham Attendance Team works with our Attendance Officer Sara Pearson to advise on attendance management issues and to take referrals on pupils who attend irregularly.

Attendance Officers visit parents and pupils in their homes and undertake assessments of the causes of poor school attendance and then identify strategies and action plans to resolve difficulties and improve school attendance.

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.

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

In the afternoon school gates open at 2:55pm and close at 3:10pm.

After these times please report to reception.

If your child is going to be absent please call the school on 0203 946 5888 before 8:30am.

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 8am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.