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Grange Federation

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. 

Infants - Application form for Absence and policy

Juniors - Application form for absence and absence policy

Our current attendance figures are:

96.60% - Junior School

96.60% - Infant School

(July 2018)

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.

Start Times:

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

2018 - 2019

2019 - 2020

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

Monday 3rd June 2019 

Thursday 25th July 2019 


Sun Safety

To avoid children becoming ill in the sun and heat please follow the guidance issued by the NHS or visit the NHS Choices website

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.