Regular school attendance is an important part of giving children the best possible start in life, every minute and day missed in school is a missed learning opportunity. At Grangetown Primary School, we aim to encourage all children to attend school daily and on time.

Here is all the information you need to ensure your child maximises their learning opportunities at school.

Starting Times/Finishing Times for each class:
PhaseMorningAfternoonTotal hours per week
Phase 1 (Kiddiwinkles)8:45am – 11:4515 hours
Phase 1(Nursery)8:45am1:45pm15 hours (over 3 days)
Phase 1 (Reception)8:45am3.05pm31.6 hours
Phase 2 (Y1, Y2 & Y3)8:45am 3:05pm31.6 hours
Phase 3 (Y4,Y5,Y6 & ARC)8:45am 3:10pm32 hours

We are currently in the process of consultation to extend the school day. This will be implemented by September 2024 in link with statutory requirements. 

Please ensure that your child arrives at school using the allocated classroom and at the correct time.

If your child is absent from school for any reason, you must ring the school and leave a message (01642 455278).  If you do not contact us, you will receive a phone call from Miss Johnson (Attendance Officer for the Local Authority) checking that your child is safe and asking why they are not at school.

Please see website below for guidance on when your child is ill –

Is my child too ill for school? – NHS (

As a school, we expect attendance to be 96% or above. if your child falls below 96%, they will be placed onto the attendance concern register. Once their attendance is 96% or above, they will be removed from the register.

When children have lengthy absences, or frequently miss one or two days from school, we have to formally involve the Attendance Welfare Officer (AWO) to ascertain whether the absence is justified. This may necessitate a home visit. Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that their children attend school regularly and that they arrive on time.

Below are copies of the letters we send to parents when attendance is 96% or under:


15 April

Year 2 - Visit to Waterfall Farm

Half of the Year 2 children will visit Waterfall Farm…


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