School Attendance

We are very proud of our excellent attendance records at Hampton Junior School.

Regular attendance and good punctuality at school are legal requirements, has a significant impact on your child’s learning and essential for children to access a broad, balanced curriculum and to exceed their potential.

School Times
Gates Open 8.30am
Playground supervision from 8.30am
Lower School Morning Lessons 8.45am – 12.00pm Break 10.30 – 10.50am
Upper School Morning Lessons 8.45am – 12.10pm Break 10.30 – 10.50am
Lunch Lower School 12.00pm – 1.05pm
  Upper School 12.10pm – 1.15pm
Lower School Afternoon Lessons 1.05 – 3.15pm
Upper School Afternoon Lessons 1.15 – 3.15pm
Gate Close 3.30pm
Club Gate Times 4.10pm – 4.30pm      
(This equates to 32.5 hours a week).         


Being late adds up to a loss of learning.

In the interests of your child’s education the school monitors lateness.  Please ensure that your child arrives at school with plenty of time.  In order to be ready for an 8.45am start they need to have allowed time to store their lunchbox and/or bicycle and to deposit their mobile phone (upper school only – application form via request from the school office) with their teacher before the bell.  Punctuality is very important as it can be distressing for your child if they miss important information which is given at the beginning of the school day.

All children arriving after 8.45am must report to the school office where their lateness will be recorded.  This is extremely important as your child’s class teacher must know they have been registered by the office.

Absence Due to Illness

If your child is absent from school due to illness please notify us by calling/emailing the school office before 9.00am on the first day of absence to confirm the reason for absence in order that accurate records may be kept and attendance registers updated.

If a child is likely to be absent for longer periods of time, greater than 3 days then the school may request that the parent provide medical evidence from a doctor/GP. Medical evidence may also be requested if your child’s overall attendance is less than 90% and further periods of illness occur.

Absence for Other Reasons

Parents/carers must not arrange family holidays during term time.  Any request for absence should be made via a "Request for leave of absence during term time" form (see below).  It is at the Head of School’s discretion whether any other absence is authorised.  Absence for other reasons will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances as absence during term time will adversely affect your child’s education.  Our school is regularly monitored by the Educational Welfare Officer whowork with families that have less than 90% attendance.

For further guidance please see the school’s Attendance Policy which can be found on the website under the parent tab.

Attendance Policy 

Request for leave of absence during term time

Fixed Penalty Notice

Collecting your Child at the End of the Day

Please ensure you collect your child promptly from their year group door at 3.15pm.  If for any reason you are delayed please inform the school office by 3pm. Your child will be taken to the office to await collection. If you have alternative arrangements for collection please inform the class teacher.

If for any reason you need to go back into the classroom at the end of the day please check  with your child’s teacher first.

Collecting your Child from a School Club

The main school entrance gates are open between 4.10pm and 4.35pm.  You are welcome to come on site to wait for your child’s club to finish.  Please ensure your child has been discharged by the person running the club prior to leaving site.

If your child has not been collected within one hour of their dismissal time, and we have been unable to contact you, we will contact the Educational Welfare Service.