Eastchurch Church of England Primary School and Nursery feel proud to provide a full and enriching curriculum that is available to all children, every day. Therefore we place an important emphasis on attendance and punctuality in order for the children in our care to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

The school day begins at 8:30 when children are able to enter the classroom and begin a quiet morning activity set up by the class teacher. At Eastchurch Primary School we like to encourage children’s independence and ask that unless it is urgent, to say goodbye to your child outside the classroom.

The register is taken at 8:40. If a child arrives after 8:40 they are registered as late. Please try to be as punctual as possible to ensure a good start to the school day.

School finishes at 3:15pm. Children are dismissed via the playground or drop off zone (at St. Clement site). Please note that any change to the end of day arrangements parents must inform the office.

For 100% attendance children are rewarded throughout the year with certificates and prizes. You have to be in it to win it!

Illness and Absence from School (A helpful guide for parents and carers)


Please click here to read the Island Schools policy on any parents/carers wishing to take holidays during school time.

Since agreement of this letter the Government have declared that children may not have holidays in term time except in exceptional circumstances. If you have any questions regarding this please see the school office.