Grimsdyke School

  • Sylvia Avenue
  • Hatch End
  • Pinner
  • HA5 4QE
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Grimsdyke is an outstanding school and we recognise the importance of regular attendance as a key factor in our pupils’ achievement. It is therefore essential that parents work in partnership with the school and understand that term time holidays have a detrimental effect on their children’s education.

School times are:

Reception - 8.45am - 3.20pm

Rest of School - 8.45am - 3.30pm

Greater attention is now paid to overall absence by the Department for Education and by OFSTED. Therefore we do not authorise term time absences for holidays and will only authorise an absence in exceptional circumstances, the correct form in required to be filled and handed in.

Research shows that poor attendance at school can have a marked effect on pupils performance and, as a result, their life choices. The overal picture may hide the real impact of absence from school on individual children. Click on the link below to find out more on the impact of poor attendance in school. 

Attendance “Teddies” are awarded every half term to the class with the highest attendance figures as a signal to the classes that these students are making the most of their right to an education by being in school on time.

In addition to this we also award “Owls” weekly in assembly to classes with no late marks. Lateness affects all children in the class, not just the child who comes in late. We therefore regularly remind parents how important it is for their children to start the day in a calm and relaxed manner by arriving in plenty of time.

For more information you can use the link below to read the school's Attendance Policy.

Grimsdyke School