Slater Primary School

Together We Believe. Together We Achieve

Late/Absence Procedures

Reporting Absence


If your child is absent from school you must contact the office to let us know the reason. You can contact us by;


  1. Telephone: 0116 2624587
  2. Email:
  3. Completing the contact form below, including your child's name and reason for the absence.


Late Arrivals


The roadside school gates open at 8:30am for pupils to be supervised by a parent/adult. The black school gates open at 8:40am for pupils in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2. Pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 enter the building via the alleyway. The roadside school gates close at 8:50am, after this time late arrivals will need to enter through the reception door. 


Class registers close at 9:05am, after this time any late arrivals will be given a late mark that does not count as an absence. After 9:20am a separate late mark is used that does count as an absence.


The school gates open for collections at 3:00pm and close at 3:10pm, after this time parents will need to come to the reception door and a record of late collection will be made.