At Pleasant Street our aim is for every child to achieve and reach their full potential.  To achieve this regular attendance and good punctuality is vital.  We have been working very closely with the school Educational Welfare Officer to improve attendance and punctuality in school.

Pupil Attendance Policy September 2020-21

Due to COVID-19 the start and end times of our school day have changed.  Please note the information below.

What time does my child start school and which entrance do they use? What time does school finish and where do I collect my child?

We are staggering the start and end times for pupils to reduce the number of children entering school at the same time and the number of parents in the immediate area around school.

Children will be allowed to enter their classrooms up to 10 minutes before their allotted start time. This will hopefully enable a more staggered start to the day. TAs will be at entrances 10 minutes before start time and teachers will be in classrooms 10 minutes before start times. (During these 10 minutes there will be basic skills activities available for children to complete).

For safety reasons it is imperative that you make sure that your child enters school at the correct time through their allocated entry point.  You must also collect your child on time from the allocated exit point.

As stated in our Code of Conduct, please do not congregate outside of school at drop off and pick up and please adhere to social distancing rules.  Liverpool City Council have asked parents to wear masks at drop off and pick up times (15/9/2020)

 Start Time Home Time Entry and Exit Point
Nursery 9:00am 3:00pm
(P/T pupils 12:00pm)
Children should enter and exit via the Nursery entrance.
Reception 8:55am3:15pmEnter via the top gate
Exit from the Reception Classroom.
Classes 1 and 28:55am 3:15pmEnter and exit via the hall.
Classes 3 and 4 8:55am 3:15pmEnter and exit via the side door.
Classes 5 and 6 8:55am 3:15pmEnter via the side door, exit via the car park.
Class 7 8:35am 2:45pm Front Entrance

I have more than one child in school and their start times/home times are different, what do I do? 

In order to reduce the number of parents waiting in the immediate area around schools, siblings will enter school together.  They will meet a member of staff at the top gate at the earliest time slot for your children.  For example if you have a pupil in KS1 (Class 1 or 2) they can enter school from 8:35-8:45am.  If you have another child in Class 6 they will also have to enter school at this time.

Children in KS2 classes will not be allowed to leave early at the end of the day, you will need to wait for them to finish at a social distance to others.

What happens if my child is late for school?

Any child arriving after 9:00am will be marked late. If your child is late you must sign them in, explaining the reason for your late arrival and to ensure they receive their mark and have ordered a dinner.  If your child arrives later than 9.30am it is automatically an unauthorised absence for the morning session unless they have an appointment such as a hospital visit (please provide school with a copy of the appointment letter).
If your child is unwell and cannot attend school we ask that you contact us on 0151 709 3802 or fill in the form on the school app to inform us before the school day begins. Our Pastoral Support Worker, Mr Irvine begins ‘First Day Response’ when registration closes.  If you have not contacted the school you will receive a telephone call asking you to confirm the reason for your child’s absence.

Our School Attendance Target is 97%

School attendance is monitored very closely.  We have an attendance target of 97%.  If your child’s attendance falls below this percentage and it is a cause for concern you will be contacted by Mr Irvine and our Education Welfare Officer.  If attendance falls to 90% or below, parents run the risk of being fined by the Local Authority and potential court proceedings.
At the end of each term and the school year, children who have reached the attendance target of 97% or above are mentioned in our attendance assembly, given a certificate to acknowledge their achievement and placed into a prize draw.
Mr Irvine