Norwood Green

Love, Laugh & Learn Together

Attendance and Punctuality

At Norwood Green Infant and Nursery school, we believe it is very important that children arrive to school on time and attend every day to make the most out of their learning opportunities and to achieve high standards in their education.


We are committed to working with parents and families to achieve high levels of punctuality in all year groups. School for reception and KS1 children begins at 08.45am, where children can enter their classes and begin the days learning. The doors are closed promptly at 9am. Late arrivals after this time will need to enter though the front office and this will be recorded. Attendance is monitored by our education welfare officer. If you have any concerns regarding attendance please make an appointment to discuss this with us.

Sickness and Absence

If your child is going to be absent from school, you will need to report it to the school as soon as possible on the first day. This can be done by ringing the school on 0208 574 1456 or via ParentMail.

To report absence via ParentMail you will need to:

  • 1) log on and click on Notify absence in the left hand option menu
  • 2) Click on your childs name
  • 3) Click on the add option
  • 4) Fill in the form including the reason and duration of absence
  • 5) Click on Submit

If a parent fails to notify the school, the child will be marked as unauthorised absence on the school register. For absences longer than 3 days, all parents are required to present medical evidence for example a medical appointment card or a prescription.

Please ensure the school office holds your up to date contact details on the system so we are able to contact you in case of any emergency.

Unauthorised Absence

Term time holiday is not permitted at our school. We are not able to authorise any time off during the school term for holidays abroad.

Please read our Attendance and Punctuality policy for more details.