White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School




At the beginning of the day:

The school gates open (front and back) at 8.30am

Doors to Reception Classrooms open at 8.45am

Doors to Key Stage 1 Classrooms open at 8.30am

Doors to Key Stage 2 Classrooms open at 8.45am


At the end of the day:

The school gates open (front and back) at 3.00pm

Reception and Year 1 pupils school day ends at 3.05pm

Years, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils school day ends at 3:15pm


Wraparound Care

Breakfast Club runs from 7.30am until 8.30am

Afterschool Club runs from 3.15pm until 6.00pm

Holiday Club runs daily from 8am until 4pm



Open from 7.30am until 6.00pm in term time

Open from 8.00am until 4.00pm in the school holidays


White Rock Primary School is open for 50 weeks of the year




To report any school absence 

All parents MUST call  01803 577940, message on the School Gateway app or email attendance@whiterockprimaryschool.co.uk to advise of any pupil's absence before 9am on the first day of absence. 

Please tell us your child’s name, class and a full reason for absence when you leave the message. 



Any children arriving after 8.55am should be taken to main reception to be signed in. Children arriving after 8.55am will be classed as late. Please read our attendance policy for more information attendance-policy-sept-2022-final.pdf (primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com)



In line with Government regulations, holiday absences will NOT be authorised except in exceptional circumstances. All requests for consideration must be completed on an Absence Request Form (below) and returned to the

main school office or emailed to attendance@whiterockprimaryschool.co.uk at least 2 weeks prior to the absence. The following circumstances are not deemed as exceptional, Birthdays, Weddings, Shopping trips, Visiting relatives or relatives visiting, looking after unwell siblings, parents or family members.

WARNING: If you allow your child to miss school in term for an avoidable reason without obtaining the prior approval of the school, you may be issued with a Penalty Notice* or made the subject of Court proceedings under section 444 of the Education Act 1996.

* The Penalty Notice is £60 per Child, Per Parent if paid within 21 days, increasing there after if not paid after 21 days.


Medical Appointments

Wherever possible please make appointments outside the school day. If the appointment does need to be in the school day please notify the main school office and supply evidence of the appointment by bringing in a copy of the medical letter, appointment card, or text confirmations.


Reluctant children

If your child is reluctant or anxious about coming to school please speak to us straight away. Please do not keep them at home as we are able to resolve any difficulties working together in partnership. All children should feel happy, safe and confident in school and we are committed to making this happen!


Children need to attend school:

  • To learn
  • To make new friends
  • To have new experiences
  • To gain qualifications
  • To develop new skills
  • To build confidence and self-esteem
  • To have the best possible start in life


What can you do to help your child's attendance? 

  • Establish a good routine in the mornings and evenings so your child is prepared for the school day ahead
  • Make sure your child goes to school regularly and follows the school rules
  • Ensure your child arrives at school on time
  • Arrange dental and medical appointments outside school hours wherever possible
  • Always inform the school if your child is absent due to illness 
  • If your child is not attending school as you expect they may be putting themselves at risk - Who are they with? What are they doing?
  • Avoid taking family holidays during term time
  • Talk to your child about school and take an interest in their school learning (including home learning)

Every school day counts

Attendance Intervention Flow Chart

Copy of the warning letter sent to all parents for the academic year 2022 2023

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