Attendance, Absence Reporting, Medical Appointments & Illness

Our School Day (starting and finishing times)

Normal school hours are as follows:

Key Stage One children - starting and finishing times:    

9.00 am - 12 noon

1.00 pm - 3.15 pm

Key Stage Two children starting and finishing times:   

8.50 am - 12 noon

1.00 pm - 3.20 pm

On the last day of each term, school finishes at 2.30 pm for all children.


Parents are asked to ensure that children arrive in good time to start their lessons in the morning. If children are persistently late for school, their parents will be asked to discuss with the Headteacher how the situation can best be resolved, in the best interests of the child’s education.

Reporting of Absences

Parents are asked to inform school by phone preferably (but email is also acceptable) between 8:45am and 9:15am if their child is going to be absent.  If at all possible they should give an indication as to how long the absence will last.  On returning to school a written explanation should be brought in.  If parents have not informed the school about their child’s absence by 09:15am, they will be contacted by a member of staff from the school office.

Medical and Other Appointments

Parents are requested at all times to try to arrange medical and other appointments outside of the school day; however we do appreciate that this is not always possible in the case of hospital clinics. In those cases, parents should inform the school as soon as possible in writing: email to the school office is the preferred option ( twissgreen_primary@sch.warrington.gov.uk<mailto:twissgreen_primary@sch.warrington.gov.uk> ) so that school registers can be correctly recorded.


Illness/Infection - Information and Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings* 

Please click on the link below to access guidelines for further information regarding your child's absence due to illness or infection. It gives the recommended period for your child to be kept away from school, nursery or childminders.

Guidance on Infection Control in Schools