Attendance and Term Dates
Attendance at Grange Federation
It is vital that children attend school everyday. If you require absence during term time please complete an application for absence form which is available to download via the school website or you can collect a paper copy from the school office.
Our current attendance figures are:
96.60% - Junior School
96.60% - Infant School
Please help us by ensuring that your child is in school everyday, that holidays are taken in school holidays and that they arrive on time for the start of the school day.
Infants - gates open at 8.15am for an 8.30am start
Juniors - gates open at 8.30am for an 8.45am start
Absences due to diarrhoea and vomiting
If your child is unwell due to diarrhoea and vomiting, Public Health England advice is that they need to be absent from school for 48 hours from the last episode.
Further advice can be found on the Public Health England website
Swindon Borough Council school term dates
Teacher Training Days for next academic year
Sept 2018 - July 2019
Monday 3rd September 2018
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Wednesday 24th October 2018
Monday 5th November 2018
Thursday 25th July 2019
To avoid children becoming ill in the sun and heat please follow the guidance issued by the NHS or visit the NHS Choices website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/safety-in-the-sun/
Please ensure that your child has sun cream applied, a water bottle and sunhat named in school.
Tips to keep you child safe in the sun
- Encourage your child to play in the shade – for example, under trees – especially between 11am and 3pm, when the sun is at its strongest.
- Keep babies under the age of six months out of direct sunlight, especially around midday.
- Cover exposed parts of your child's skin with sunscreen, even on cloudy or overcast days. Use one that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or above and is effective against UVA and UVB. Don't forget to apply it to their shoulders, nose, ears, cheeks, and the tops of their feet. Reapply often throughout the day.
- Be especially careful to protect your child's shoulders and the back of their neck when they're playing, as these are the most common areas for sunburn.
- Cover your child up in loose cotton clothes, such as an oversized T-shirt with sleeves.
- Get your child to wear a floppy hat with a wide brim that shades their face and neck.
- Protect your child's eyes with sunglasses that meet the British Standard (BSEN 1836:2005) and carry the CE mark – check the label.
- If your child is swimming, use a waterproof sunblock of factor 15 or above. Reapply after towelling.
Read more about summer safety for younger children.