Our school attendance target is 97.0% 

The school gates open at 8:40am.

Nursery to Year 2

A soft start is in operation for children in FS and KS1. A member of the Ravenor team will be in the classroom to greet the children from 8.40am so they do not have to wait in the playground.

Year 3 to Year 6

From this time children must remain in the playground until the classrooms open at 8:55am.

The school day starts at 8:55am. Registers are closed at 9:00am; children arriving after this time are marked as late on the register.

School ends at 3:15pm.


Morning session 8:30am – 11:30am

Afternoon session 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Regular attendance is vital and is monitored and reported on according to statutory regulations.

The Department for Education has set a target of at least 96% attendance for each child and we expect every child to achieve at least that from nursery onwards.

Attendance and attainment are directly related and therefore it is essential that children should attend school every day.

If children are unwell and cannot attend school, parents/carers are required to telephone the school office before 9:00am on the first day of absence. Alternatively an e-mail can be sent to the school via

All unexplained absences are counted as “unauthorised” and we are obliged to report these to the Local Authority and the D.F.E

If your child has a medical, dental or hospital appointment which cannot be avoided during term time then please let the school office know. The school office will advise you on whether your child should come to school before and/or after the appointment.

Please remember that if your child is unwell and is not able to come to school:

Telephone 0208 578 1654 and leave a message on the absence line stating your child’s name, class and the reason for absence.

Our Attendance Policy is available on our ‘Policies‘ page and can be viewed as follows:


If your child is unwell in the morning but during the school day becomes better, please bring them to school.

Holidays during term time will not be authorised under any circumstances. However, it is recognised that, in exceptional circumstances, leave of absence may have to be taken in term times. Permission in these circumstances needs to be discussed prior to taking leave with the Headteacher.

If you wish to request any leave, you will need to put this in writing and send to the school office.


It is very important for children to be punctual.

Lateness disrupts the start of the day for your child and the other children in the class. If your child arrives late to school, you must report to the school office, where your child will be marked in.  Children must be collected promptly at the end of the school day.

Attendance Incentives

The KS1 (Year 1 and Year 2) Class with the highest attendance each week will keep the ‘attendance bear’ in their classroom and will be given a certificate.

Ravenor’s Attendance Leagues

There are two Attendance Leagues – one for KS1 (Year 1, Year 2 pupils) and one for KS2 (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.)

The Attendance Leagues run in a similar way to a football league.

Points are awarded to each individual class depending on the percentage attendance figure for the previous week.

The points are accumulated and, at the end of each term, the class in each Attendance League with the most number of points are invited to the ‘Ravenor Primary School – Cinema Experience’.

Here, the children are given a golden ticket invite, children arrive in the hall to enjoy popcorn, juice and a movie of their choice – free of charge.

Points for the league table:

99 – 100% = 3 points

97.6 – 98.9% = 2 points

97.0– 97.5% – 1 point