Slinfold CE Primary School and Pre-School

Caring for each other, learning from each other, achieving with each other…guided by God

Late and Absence Procedures

We operate a system with staggered start times:

Children should arrive at school during the 10-minute window allocated to their class as follows:


ClassDrop-off TimeClose of Registration Time
Pre-School8:30 - 8:40 am8:40 am
Hamble & Medway8:30 - 8:40 am8:40 am
Arun & Adur8:40 - 8:50 am8:50 am
Rother8:40 - 8:50 am8:50 am


It is essential that children in Hamble and Medway are in school on time as Phonics lessons start at 8:40 am.

Staggered finish times:


We have staggered finish times in place as well and these are as follows:


ClassCollection Time
Pre-School3:00 pm
Hamble & Medway3:00 pm
Arun & Adur3:10 pm
Rother3:10 pm



Further information about our late and absence procedures can be found in our Covid-19 addendum to our Attendance & Punctuality Policy. This can be accessed via the link below.