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Please see below for an outline of our core working school hours

Total per week= 32 hours 55mins (32.5)

School Gates open for pupils08:30am
School Gate closes08:50am
Morning Registration09:00am
Breaktime (Lower Phase)10:30am-10:45am
Breaktime (Upper Phase)11:00am-11:15am
Lunchtime (EYFS/Lower Phase)12:00pm-12:45pm
Lunchtime (Upper Phase)12:30pm-1:15pm
End of the school day for Lower Phase15:10pm
End of the school day for Upper Phase15:20pm


Denham Green E-ACT Primary Academy seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise his/her true potential.  The school will strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels wanted and secure. All school staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.

The school will establish an effective system of incentives and rewards that acknowledges the efforts of pupils to improve their attendance and timekeeping and will challenge the behaviour of those pupils and parents who give low priority to attendance and punctuality.

To meet these objectives Denham Green E-ACT Primary Academy will establish an effective and efficient system of communication with pupils, parents and appropriate agencies to provide mutual information, advice and support.

Here is a table showing the impact of poor attendance and what it looks like in terms of missing school days and lessons.

For 1 year: Child’s attendanceHow many days of education the child is missingHow many weeks of educations the child is missing How many lessons a child is missing in a year
95%9 days2 weeks50 lessons a year missed
90%19 days4 weeks100 lessons a year missed
86%29 days6 weeks150 lessons a year missed
80%38 days8 weeks200 lesson a year missed
75%48 days 10 weeks 250 lessons a year missed.


Pupils can come into school from 8:30am and the school day starts promptly at 8:45am. Registers close at 9:00am and arrival at school after this time will be deemed as late. Lateness does affect your child’s attendance percentage. If you’re going to be late for school please do contact the school office on 01895 833369. Unexplained lateness will be investigated by the school.

Pupils leaving school early for any reason must report to the office before they go so that we can ensure that they are appropriately chaperoned and signed out.  Registers are also taken when the children return to classes after lunch. If your child needs to attend a medical appointment, you will be required to provide the school with evidence. Failing to provide evidence of appointments will occur in an unauthorised absence. It is only the Headteacher who can authorise absences with sufficient evidence.

What is expected of the pupils?

•  To respect themselves and others

•  To do all they can to attend school regularly and punctually

• To inform a trusted adult if they feel that they are being bullied

• To encourage friendship and a sense of belonging

• To be happy and encourage others to feel happy

What is expected of the Parents?

• To keep requests for their child to be absent to a minimum

• To offer a reason, or medical proof, for any period of absence on the first day of absence

• To ensure that their child arrives at school on time –  a reason should be offered for any lateness

• To work closely with the school to resolve any problems that may affect a child’s attendance

• To take family holidays during school holiday periods and be aware that requests for holidays during term time will be refused and marked as unauthorised and referred to Bucks Council Attendance Team

• To ensure absence is reported to the school office by 9.00am – if we do not hear from you we may have to conduct a home visit

• To support their child and recognise their successes and achievements


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