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We are committed to working with parents to promote regular attendance and punctuality.  

Belmont is proud of its high level of attendance which is above the average for similar schools nationally and is consistently above 96%.  It is important that children develop positive patterns of attendance and punctuality in order to have the best chance of making good educational progress.  



Start of the School day

Gates open at 8:45am and children should come in and out according to the timetable below:


     Main entrance

 End of school day


 Years 3-6 soft start 



 Reception -Year 2 to be collected by teachers when the bell rings at 8.55am


Late arrivals

Late arrivals should enter School via the School Office and are logged each day. The parents of pupils who are late more than occasionally will be invited to discuss the issue with the Head Teacher.

Lateness has a detrimental effect on children's learning:

  • 5 minutes late each day = 3 days of lost learning
  • 15 minutes late each day = 10 days of lost learning
  • 30 minutes late each day = 19 days of lost learning

End of the School day

Parents are asked to ensure children are collected promptly. The class teacher or School Office must be informed of any changes to collection arrangements. A child will not be allowed to leave with another parent unless permission has been sent in, or the School Office notified. 

Absence from School

It is essential that we are informed when children are absent from school.  Parents and carers must fill in the absence form (link below) for each day of absence. 

Absence Form

For unavoidable medical appointments during the school day, please inform us beforehand and official confirmation will need to be seen. Routine dental and medical appointments should be booked for after school, or during holidays. 

Parents wishing to take their child out of school for other reasons must complete a digital Term Time Leave Request  for consideration (available under the 'online forms section of this website). The Head Teacher will not authorise term-time holidays because of the disruption caused to children’s education. The Local Authority has advised Hounslow schools that such holidays are unacceptable.

Parents should be aware that they could lose their child’s school place due to unauthorised absence from school as per guidance from the Local Authority. 


Attendance Policy