Our School Day

School start and finish times

The Rokesly Infants school day is from 8.55am to 3.20pm

The children have a short break every morning. Lunchtimes are staggered between 12 noon and 1pm.

Children have access to water in the class and during playtimes. At Rokesly Infants every child is entitled to a piece of fruit in the morning.

The infant school day ends at 3.20pm, but many of our children enjoy after school clubs until 4.30pm.

See the Rokesly Extended Day page for details of our before and after school childcare provision.

In our Nursery, we now offer an EXTENDED DAY of wraparound childcare from 8am to 5.30pm during term time.

Please use the button below to see full details of the hours available in addition to your 15hrs or 30hrs free early learning entitlement at Rokesly Nursery.

The importance of attendance and punctuality

From and early age, children benefit from the safety and security of good routines. At Rokesly, we provide a full and fascinating curriculum and learning begins as soon as the children arrive in school. Attending school regularly and on time is a legal requirement and needed for pupils to do well in school. It is the legal duty of parents and carers to ensure their children access the learning they are entitled to.

A penalty notice can only be issued where a child is absent without permission from the school.

We issue penalty notices in the following situations (not an exhaustive list):

  • truancy (being absent from education without school permission)
  • being absent from school with parent’s permission
  • taking holidays during term without permission from the headteacher
  • returning late from an extended holiday without the agreement of the headteacher
  • often arriving late to school after the register has closed

We may issue a penalty notice if all the following apply:

  • a registered pupil is absent for 6 or more unauthorised sessions (1 session is a morning or afternoon) in a 6-week period
  • the absences were recorded as unauthorised in the school’s register
  • we are satisfied there is enough evidence to show the parent has committed an offence under S444(1) of the education act 1996
  • a formal warning is given to parents letting them know they have 15 school days to show an improvement in their child’s attendance or a penalty notice may be issued

We may also issue a penalty notice if both:

    • the parent is warned an unauthorised holiday during term may result in a penalty notice
    • a penalty notice has not been issued regarding the child in the last 12 months (if a penalty notice has been issued in the last 12 months, alternative processes are available)

Full information about Haringey’ Councils policy on issuing Fixed penalty Notices for non-school attendance can be found by clicking the button below

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Rokesly Infant and Nursery School,
Hermiston Avenue,
London, N8 8NH