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Our school day begins at 8.50am and ends at 3.15pm. Children are welcome to come into school for early morning work from 8.40am. Break time is between 10.15am and 10.30am, and lunchtime is between 12.00pm and 1.00pm.
At Elveden CEP Academy we want all children to learn the value of good time keeping.
The children have full days of activities. If they are late, they miss part of the curriculum and this is recorded as an unauthorised absence. This time is never made up and persistent lateness will affect your child’s progress in school.
Help your child to learn the useful habit of arriving on time. This will help them in school and later on in life. We need your child to come to school every day unless they are ill. If they are too ill to come to school, please telephone us and send a note with them when they return. If we do not have any explanation of a child’s absence, we mark this as unauthorised, which is known as truancy and can result in a penalty notice.
Please also let us know if your child has a medical or dental appointment.
Please collect your child at the end of the day from the teacher in the playground. Please always contact us if you are unavoidably delayed or if someone else will be collecting your child. Children who are not collected on time may become frightened or upset.
The County Council has arrangements in place with local radio (Heart and Radio Suffolk) to announce which schools are closed in the event of severe weather. The school will either be mentioned by name or taken as included in the Mildenhall School Pyramid.
To see all the information on this year's term dates, please visit our Parents Notices page.