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Chater Junior School


The School Day


The school gates open at 8.30am. At the start of the day parents/carers are responsible for their children's safeguarding and wellbeing until the bell is rung at 8.45am.  Children in Years 3 and 4 must be accompanied in the playground and parents/carers must remain with them until the bell sounds. 

Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance Policy 
If your child is unwell or is unable to attend school for any reason, please email absent@chaterjm.herts.sch.uk with full details, or telephone the school between 8.45am and 9.15am.

It is extremely important that school is not missed unnecessarily. Family holidays will not be authorised during term time. Absence from school affects your child’s progress.
We are required by law to keep a record of your child’s attendance at school. If your child is unable to attend school please contact the school office immediately. When your child returns please ensure that you send in a letter explaining the reason for their absence. If the school does not get a suitable explanation, the absence is recorded as ‘unauthorised’. Unauthorised absences are handled by the Attendance Improvement Officer employed by Hertfordshire County Council.

Punctuality is also recorded. Frequent lateness is also handled by the Attendance Improvement Officer. It is very important that your child arrives at school on time.