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The School Day/Attendance and Punctuality

The school day

08.30 - 08.50          Registration or Assembly 

Each Year group has one assembly a week: Y13 - Monday, Y12 - Tuesday,  Y11 - Monday, Y10 - Tuesday, Y9 - Wednesday, Y8 - Thursday, Y7 - Friday.

08.50 - 09.50          Period 1

09.50 - 10.50          Period 2

10.50 - 11.10          Morning break

11.10 - 12.10          Period 3

12.10 - 13.10          Period 4

13:10 - 13.55          Lunch Break

13:55 - 14.00          Registration in lesson

14.00 - 15.00          Period 5

15.00 - 16.00          Period 6 (Mondays only for Years 9-13)

Attendance - every day counts

Young people benefit most from their education when parents and school staff work together to ensure that they attend school regularly and on time. Young people whose attendance is good do better academically, make the most of extra-curricular opportunities and have a greater chance of maintaining good relationships with friends.

Please work with us to ensure good attendance for the benefit of your child. We believe that birthdays, shopping, looking after siblings, outings, and lack of school uniform are not acceptable reasons for missing days.

What to do if your child is ill

There are still times when a young person cannot attend school, for example when ill. If this happens, please call the school’s direct attendance line on 020 8609 0158 by 8.30am to explain why he or she is unable to attend and how long the absence is likely to last. Or email studentinformation@greigcityacademy.co.uk with details.

If your child does not attend and you do not contact us, we will send you a text message (provided we have your mobile number and permission to do so). This will ask you to contact the school.  

If we do not hear from you within three consecutive days of your child being absent we will write to you, asking you to contact us.  

If we still do not hear from you we will send letters on the 5th and 10th days of absence and may pay you a home visit, particularly in cases of prolonged or repeated absence. Our Education Welfare Officer will discuss the absence with you and work with you to decide on the best way of improving your child’s attendance and to agree how we can best support you and your child.

Please note that the school informs the local authority of any student who fails to attend school regularly or who has had an unauthorised absence for a continuous period of more than 10 school days.