Attendance and Registration

The day begins at 8.50 a.m. with registration. Any pupil arriving after that time receives a late mark.

It is important that all pupils attend school regularly and on time. Failure to do this is disruptive to the education of not only your child but to all children in his or her class. Pupils who are late should report to the main school office with their parents so that registration may take place and a school dinner may be ordered. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that an authorised reason for absence is given. A reason for absence given by the child will not be accepted.

 

Notification of absence may be made by:

 

  • Telephone 01732 847000
  • Fax. 01732 847111
  • Letter.
  • Verbal.
  • Email to office@discovery.kent.sch.uk.

 

Frequent late marks and absences will be followed up by the Headteacher and if they continue by the Local Authority. Poor patterns of attendance at school are often carried on into the work place and therefore will not be tolerated in school. If either you or your child has worries or concerns about school please feel confident to talk to either your child’s teacher, the Deputy or Headteacher so that together we can work out arrangements to help maintain a healthy and positive attendance record.

 

Holiday Information

From September 2013 the Department for Education has amended the Pupil Registration Regulations, removing the Headteacher’s ability to authorise leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday.

Requests for holidays in term time will not be authorised.