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Curwen Primary School



Good attendance and punctuality are essential to our pupils’ success at school. Your child should attend school each day unless he/she is absent through illness. All absences must be explained by the parent/guardian by using our Studybugs app or by phoning the school on the first day of absence by 9:00am.

If you haven’t already, please download the free Studybugs app via your app store, or register on the Studybugs website, and use it to tell us whenever your child’s ill and unable to attend school. We also use this system to communicate with you regarding newsletters, events happening in school and any important dates. 

When your child returns to school, medical evidence must be provided to authorise these absences. Please note that handwritten letters will not authorise absence. Please also note that holidays during term time will not be authorised and you may incur a fine from Newham. 

The expected level of attendance for Newham school children is at least 95%. Our school target for attendance is 96.3%.

Pupils need to arrive on time from 8:45-8:55am and be collected promptly from their class at from 3:10-3.20 pm. Any children arriving after 8:55am, or picked up after 3:20pm will be given a late warning. 

Year 5 and 6 pupils may make their own way home with parental consent and agreement from the class teacher. Nursery up to Year 3 must be collected by someone aged 16 or over. 

Attendance is very important at North Beckton therefore, each week the class with the best attendance receives a school cup, and any class that achieve 100% receives a prize from Ms Helm.  There is also a separate award for the class with the least number of lateness.