Infant School

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Attendance & Term Times

School Term (and holiday) Dates

The school's holidays are set by the local authority and are listed on the calendar under key information.  Every year five non-pupils days are agreed by the governors for staff training (INSET).  Below you will find the Whybridge term dates, and Havering term dates:

INSET Closures - Quick Glance



  • Thu 03 Sep 2020
  • Fri 04 Sep 2020
  • Mon 09 Nov 2020
  • Mon 04 Jan 2021
  • Mon 07 Jun 2021



  • Wed 01 Sep 2021
  • Mon 01 Nov 2021
  • Tue 04 Jan 2022
  • Fri 01 Apr 2022
  • Mon 06 Jun 2022

Times of the School Day


  Reception Year 1 Year 2
Morning Session 09:10/09:20* - 12:00 08:55/09:05* - 12:00 08:40/08:50* - 11:30
Lunch Period 12:00 - 13:00 12:00 - 13:00 11:30 - 12:30
Afternoon Session 13:00 - 15:25 13:00 - 15:10 12:30 - 14:55

*Please note that if you are arriving outside of your child's class ten minute slot in the morning you will need to call the office to arrange a time to arrive whilst we try to maintain social distancing and reduce people on site during the covid19 pandemic restrictions.  Thank you

Pupil Punctuality, Absence & Holidays


Each year group has specific start and finish times for their school day.  It is important to be on time so that your child does not miss some of their learning.  They may receive a late code or even an absence code for the session if they arrive after registers close.


If your child is not well enough to attend school, you should report this on the first day as soon as possible by contacting the school office (phone and leave a message or send an email).  You should also follow up the message if you have not heard back from us and keep us updated on each day of the absence.  It is our safeguarding duty and policy to contact every known number; visit the home address; and/ or contact the police if we are unable to ascertain why a child is absent from school.


Pupils should not take holiday during term time.  However in exceptional circumstances you may contact the head teacher (via the office) if you need to take your child out of school and this will be considered on a case by case basis.  The school's attendance policy can be found here: