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What are the school opening Times

 

The school office will be open from 8am - 4pm Monday - Friday. For any inquiries outside of these times please leave a voicemail message or email office@iford-kingston.e-sussex.sch.uk.

 

What do I do if my child is going to be late or absent?

We strongly encourage good attendance and punctuality. Children who regularly miss school, or are frequently late for school, miss valuable learning time themselves, as well as disrupting the learning of other children in the class.   

 

The Attendance Policy, jointly agreed by all the schools in Lewes, gives details of how to report and request absences from school and what to do in the event that a family is late for school.

 

How do I request time off for my child during term time?

In 2017-2018, the Lewes schools collectively agreed our Attendance Policy and produced a form for requesting absences during term time.  Whilst all absences are considered, the guidelines from East Sussex County Council offer very little freedom in terms of what constitutes exceptional circumstances.  Taking holidays in term time because they are cheaper, or because they fit in with a wider family arrangement (weddings, birthdays, a sibling’s school holidays and so on) are not considered to be exceptional circumstances.  Whatever the circumstances, the school cannot authorise an absence of 5 days or longer.  Where a holiday of 5 days or longer is taken within term time, the school refers the case to ESBAS (education Support Behaviour and Attendance Service) who may decide to issue a fine.

Regardless of the reason for absence, you must first seek permission from the headteacher by completing the Withdrawal from Learning Application form.

 

My child would like to learn a musical instrument, what do I do?

 

We are very pleased to work with East Sussex Music to offer lessons at our school. We currently have teachers coming in once a week to offer lessons for guitar, cello, violin, clarinet and keyboard.

For further information or to book lessons please visit East Sussex Music.

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