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the school day

Valley Road Nursery

Morning session            9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Afternoon session          12.30 p.m. to  3.00 p.m.


Sonning Common Primary Department

Morning session            9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Afternoon session          1.15 p.m. to  3.30 p.m.*

( Wednesdays finish 3.00 p.m.)


Chiltern Edge Secondary Department­

Morning session            8.50 a.m. to 12.50 p.m.

Afternoon session          1.50 p.m. to 3.20 p.m.*

( Wednesdays finish 2.50 p.m.)


Should your child be unable to attend school, parents are asked to phone the school office to give the reason for absence.  Unexplained absences will be followed up by a telephone call or a letter.  We prefer all pupils to attend school regularly so that their education is not affected by unnecessary absence and we discourage parents from taking holidays during term time.  Parents must request permission in writing from the headteacher 14 days in advance if they wish their child to be absent from school for any reason - other than medical reasons.  The maximum number of days allowed in one school year is  ten days. There is a request form available from the school office.  In 2011/2012 our authorised absence rate was 7.8% and there were 0.1% unauthorised absences.  It is helpful for parents to write in the home school book as well so that the class team are aware of likely periods of absence due to appointments etc.

OCC pupil leave of absence guidelines



click on the bishop to view the OCC "Best Practice Attendance" document

click on the bishop to view our Leave of Absence Form