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Welcome to

Our Lady & St. Gerard's

R.C. Primary School

United in love and the light of Jesus, we inspire one another to learn, grow and shine.

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Attendance and Punctuality

School Timetable


8.45am - 11.45am (morning session)

11:45am-12:25pm Lunch

12.25pm - 3.25pm (afternoon session)


Our school gates open at 8:40am.  The school day for Reception - Year 6 begins at 8:55am prompt.  Each school day is currently 6 hours and 20 minutes.  Our total week is 31 hours and 40 minutes.  This is under review.

Foundation stage (Reception)

Start 8.55am

Lunch 11.45am - 12.30pm

Finish 3.15pm


Key Stage 1:

Start 8.55am

Lunch 12:00pm - 12.45pm

Finish 3.15pm

Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4):

Start 8.55am

Lunch 12.15-1:00pm

Finish 3.15pm

Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6)

Start 8.55am

Lunch 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Finish 3.15pm


Attendance & Reporting Absence


Our children enjoy school and are keen to attend.  When children are unwell, parents/carers should contact the school office (messages can be left before the office opens).  If we have had no contact from parents, we will try to make contact via telephone.  If contact can not be made, a home visit may be necessary.  Please see the school attendance policy for details.


If your child’s attendance is below 90% our family support worker will contact you to offer support and guidance and we hope that by working in partnership we can improve your child's attendance.  If your child's attendance or punctuality continues to be a problem the school may have to consider a referral to external agencies such as the Local Authority Pupil Attendance Support Team.   Please remember that if your child's attendance is persistently low (below 90%) then they may be deemed to be a persistent absentee.


Thank you so much for all your support in encouraging excellent attendance.


Leave of Absence

We understand that there are occasions when your may have to request leave of absence for exceptional circumstances.  Unfortunately, the headteacher must ensure that the circumstances are exceptional and proof of the reasons may be requested.  All requests for leave of absence must be submitted on the form below along with supporting evidence.  It is highly unlikely that leave will be granted for family holidays.  Any leave that is not authorised may result in a penalty notice or fine being issued by the Local Authority. Please submit the request form as soon as possible.