Purbrook Junior School

Attendance and term dates

Please use the links below to view procedures and policies related to the importance of school attendance. You can also find the term dates for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years below.

Diary dates are published in the Purbrook Post which is usually emailed or sent home with your child on Fridays.

If your child is absent you must:

    • Contact us as soon as possible or by 9:25 am at the latest on the first day of absence. The school has a 24hr answer phone available to leave a message (option 1); or the Absence tab on the ParentMail app.
    • Send a note in on the first day they return with an explanation of the absence – you must do this even if you have already telephoned us;
    • Or, you can call into school office and report the absence in person.

If we do not hear from you we will contact you via text or by telephone to ask for the reason for absence.

Lateness: The school day begins at 8:55am and all pupils are expected to be in school at this time. Morning registration is at 8:55 am. Children arriving between 8:55 am and 9:25 am will be marked as a code ‘L’.

Arrival after the close of registration at 9:25 am will be marked as unauthorised absence code ‘U’ in line with county and Department for Education (DfE) guidance. This mark shows them to be on site, but is legally recorded as an absence.

INSET Days 2020-2021

  • Monday 7th June 2021
  • Friday 18th June 2021 (rescheduled from January 2021)
  • Friday 23rd July 2021

Term dates 2020-2021 

Term dates 2021-2022

PDF_iconTerm Time Absence – 27th September 2017
PDF_icon School Attendance Leaflet HCC
PDF_icon Code of Conduct – Issuing Penalty Notices for Unauthorised Absence from Schools