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Attendance & Absence

We are proud of the good attendance of our pupils at Nether Green Junior School and the support parents give us.


School starts at 8.50am. Children arriving after the register is taken (9 am and 1.15 pm.) will be marked late/absent.

If your child is ill you should phone school as early as possible. The telephone will be answered from 8.30am onwards (0114 230 2461).  If you are late please ensure your child is registered at the office and a reason is given. If you return your child to school during the school day please ensure you inform the office staff.


Unexplained absences are classed as unauthorised absences. Home visits will be made by the inclusion officer where there are concerns regarding attendance or lateness.   If your child is having any difficulties affecting their attendance please let us know.


Under normal circumstances we will not contact you if your child does not arrive at school. If you would like us to do so please inform the office staff.


For further information, including legal obligations of attendance, please read our Attendance Information for Parents and Carers or our Attendance Policy and Exceptional Leave During Term Time Policy.