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As a community school we expect children to attend on time every day in order to make rapid progress in their learning and access the full curriculum.


We do understand that children fall ill and absences are at times unavoidable.  Classes with the highest attendance will be celebrated with the Attendance Cup at every Friday Assembly. 


Good attendance is considered to be above 96.1%.Attendance will be recorded on the termly reports you receive from the class teacher.


The school is here to support you and it is our aim to have every child at school ‘on time every day’.

Absences - If your child is ill or has an appointment please notify the school in writing as soon as possible. You can email the office: Alternatively please supply a handwritten note to the school office.


Appointments – if your child has a medical appointment and you wish to collect them earlier please notify the school in writing.


Late arrivals – Lanchester school day starts at 8.45 am. Please make sure you allow extra time for any delays.

Please note that if your child arrives late for the start of school you are now required to complete a Late Registration Monitoring form on arrival at Reception (see sample below).  A form at the front office has to be completed each time your child is late. We estimate the form will take 5-10 minutes to complete. 

  • Lanchester Community Free School
  • Hempstead Road, Watford
  • WD17 3HD

01923 224160