Birchwood Grove CP School



It essential that the children are in school as much as possible to take advantages of the range of educational opportunities available. If a child has to be absent from school due to illness we would appreciate a note from the parent or carer explaining the reason for absence on the first day of return. We also require a telephone call to the office at the beginning of school day. If your child is absent and we have not been informed we will endeavour to contact you. If it is necessary for a child to attend a doctor, dentist or hospital for treatment during the school day, an appointment card or letter from you should be sent. If at all possible please try and make appointments out of school hours.

Late arrival

We operate a rolling start, the gates open at 8.45am and the children make their way to their registration groups; our school day starts at 9.00am.  It is important that the children arrive at school on time to begin their lessons promptly. All arrivals (after 9am) must come via the office so they can be marked in the register (recorded as late). Persistent lateness will be referred to the educational welfare officer.