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At West Lodge we believe that regular school attendance and punctuality is the key to enabling children to maximise the educational opportunities available to them and become emotionally resilient, confident and competent adults, who are able to realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to their community.


Our day starts at the following times:


Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 at 8.50 am


Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 - soft start at 8.40am.


Lateness is actively discouraged.  Lates are recorded on a daily basis, including the time the child arrives in school and any reason given.


Please read our Attendance Policy below for more information.

If your child is unwell you should telephone the school absence line on 0208 866 9836 by 9:30am.


If we have not received a message that your child is absent, a member of staff will telephone you to find out where your child is.  This is for your child’s safety and to ensure that we know they are safe, so please be understanding if you receive a call from us.


If you are not sure how long your child should be absent from school due to illness, the document below will provide a guide for you.