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Regular attendance at school is vital for children to learn as much as they can and achieve their full potential.  At Northwood we expect children to attend school every day and to arrive on time so that they don’t miss out on any of the opportunities open to them. Our school day timings are as follows:


Year Group Start Time Finish Time
Class R, Year 2, Year 4 & Year 6 8:30 a.m.

2:45 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)

12:00 noon (Friday)

Year 1, Year 3 & Year 5 8:45 a.m.

3:00 p.m. (Monday - Thursday)

12:15 p.m. (Friday)


We are very proud that our parents and pupils really value education and understand the importance of children attending school both regularly and punctually.


Our weekly attendance figures are regularly above 96%, and some classes often achieve 100% attendance for the week.  


Attendance in 2019/20 was significantly affected by Coronavirus.  Some families decided to keep their children away from school even before the Government announcement of school closures from 20th March 2020. 

Below is a summery of attendance for the period 5th September 2019 until 20th March 2020. 


Year Group Percentage Attendance
Year 6 96.75%

Year 5

Year 4 96.95%
Year 3 96.10%
Year 2 95.70%
Year 1 94.73%
Reception Year 94.74%


Northwood remained open throughout the pandemic for our vulnerable and Key Worker children, and were pleased to also welcome some other children from 1st June when wider opening was introduced.


  • In 2019/20 thirty of our children had 100% attendance for the year

       5th September 2019 to 20th March 2020 - a fantastic achievement!


  • Our overall school attendance for the year 2019/20 (5th September 2019 to 20th March 2020) was 96.05%


Please help us by making sure your child comes to school every day and arrives on time.  If your child is away for any reason please telephone the school office on 020 8310 2722 to let us know why.




For more information please see our Attendance policy which can be found on the policies page of our website: