St John Fisher RC Primary School, Stanycliffe Lane, Middleton, Manchester, M24 2PB


St John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School, Rochdale

Love Jesus, love learning, inspiring each other to be the best that we can be.

Attendance and Punctuality

Regular attendance and punctuality are very important and we are required to keep detailed records of all aspects of attendance.

We ask that you support us by ensuring that your child comes to school on time, and that you make every effort to avoid taking your child out of school during term time.

School Times

School is open from 8:45am to enable the children to settle into class prior to the start of the school day.


Infants (EYFS/KS1)
8:45am - 12:00pm 12:00pm - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Juniors (KS2)
8:45am - 12:00pm 12:00pm - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 3:15pm

Current hours in school are thirty two hours and thirty minutes as above.

What do you if your child is late, ill or has an appointment?

Children who are late should come to the main school office and report to Mrs Benbow or Miss Jones where they will need to be signed in by the adult bringing them to school. They must be brought to the school office by an accompanying adult who will be asked to complete the late register. 

If your child is ill, please telephone or email the school as soon as possible and send an absence note when your child returns to school. These absences will be recorded as Authorised. Once the registers have closed office staff will look at the absences and if we do not have a reason we will contact the parent.

Children who need to leave the school during the school day for an appointment must be collected from the main entrance by a responsible adult. Please inform us in writing so that an exit permit can be issued. Whenever a child leaves the school during the school day the adult who collects them will need to sign the child out on the electronic signing out system.

Attendance and Punctuality Awards

We like to recognise good attendance and punctuality performance and do this via Attendance analysis included in our newsletters. The classes battle it out to achieve the best attendance and punctuality records over the recent period along with any other notable remarks. 

Last Year’s Attendance Statistics

During the academic year 2022-2023 attendance was 94.%. There were no permanent exclusions and no fixed day exclusions.

Attendance Records Monitoring

Education Welfare Officer checks our attendance records regularly. If there is cause for concern, he/she may make a home visit or invite you into school to discuss the matter. Rochdale Education Authority will enforce vigorously the laws which require parents to ensure that their children attend school regularly.

For more information regarding attendance and term time holidays please refer to our Attendance and Term Time Holidays Policy