School starts at 8.50 and ends at 2.50pm for all pupils. After the admissions process and a place has been offered for your child to attend Ysgol Hen Felin parents are offered a place for their child on transport provided by the LEA if you live more than 3 miles away from the school. Application forms are available from the LEA. If you live within the 3 mile radius parents are expected to transport their child to and from school.
Parents are asked to ensure that their child attends school regularly. An explanatory letter must be forwarded or a telephone call must be made to the school on the first day of any/all pupil absences. School will send out a text message followed by a phone call if we have not had a message relating to the child’s absence.
In line with a new Welsh Government directive on pupils’ attendance at school, the Headteacher only may authorise requests for pupils to be removed from school during term time for the purpose of going on a family holiday. Should parents/carers wish to take their child on holiday during term time then they are required to complete a Holiday Notification Form. These forms are available directly from school. Your child’s education is important; prolonged absences can hamper good progress. The Welsh Government expects all children to achieve a minimum of 95% attendance every term. Please remember that any absence from school (even authorized absences such as medical appointments or illness) will count against your child’s overall attendance percentage.
The Local Authority has to be notified as soon as any pupils’ attendance falls below 86%. The school is also required to report any prolonged unauthorized absences.
It is essential that staff are able to contact parents/carers throughout the day. A landline number and/or a mobile telephone number is therefore required, as is a telephone number that may be used in the case of an emergency (for a relation or trusted adult) and (if appropriate) a works telephone number. In the case of a partnership, telephone numbers are required for both mother and father. Unfortunately the school does not have the facilities to look after children who are unwell. Parents/carers are therefore asked to have consideration for the other pupils in school (some of whom have quite serious medical problems) and not send children to school if they are unwell.
The decision to send children home is taken by the Headteacher in consultation with the school nurse.
Please inform the school immediately if you change any of your telephone numbers