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Ranelagh Primary School

Ranelagh Primary School

School Day

School opening times


Doors open at 8.40am

Doors close 8.53 am


EYFS - 12:15 - 1.00 pm

KS1 - 12:15 - 1.00 pm

KS2 - 12:15 - 1.00 pm



Nursery A.M. 8:30 - 11:30am
Nursery P.M. 12:15 - 3:15pm

The school gates are open at 8.40 a.m, the children will walk up to their classrooms.

31 hours and 50 minutes per week


It is very important that your child arrives on time, at 8.53am, for school. Being late is upsetting for the child, and disruptive for the class. If you are late, please take your child to the office where they will be given a late mark, and their lunch booked.

School ends at 3.00 p.m. and all children should be collected at that time by a responsible adult who is known to the class teacher.

If there are pupils who continue to be late arriving or being picked up after school late the Attendance Manager will be informed.


Regular attendance is crucial to each child’s educational development. The government have asked all schools to remind parents that

They are under a legal duty to send their child to school regularly, and risk prosecution if they fail in this duty.

If your child is unable to attend school because of ill health, medical or any other reason, please telephone the school on the first day of absence giving the nature of the illness or reason for absence. When your child returns to school, a letter or proof of illness explaining their absence should be sent to the School Office.

If you fail to inform the school of your child’s absence, or your child fails to attend on a regular basis, it is the statutory duty of the school to inform the Attendance Manager who will then investigate the absence.

If your child has a medical appointment or needs to leave school early for any reason, you must inform the school office not the class teacher. Proof must be provided.


Term Time Leave

As stated in the guidance from DfE, the Head Teacher no longer has the right to authorise holidays or leave, unless it is an exceptional circumstance. 

Penalty Notices

The 2007 Regulations set out the procedure for issuing penalty notices to each parent who fails to ensure their children’s regular attendance at school, or fails to ensure that their excluded child is not in a public place during the first five days of exclusion. Parents pay £60 if they pay within 21 days, or £120 if they pay after 21 days.

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