Key Information & Policies

Attendance, Punctuality, Times of School Day and School Meals

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Attendance Matters

It has been proven that high levels of attainment and attendance are linked. If your child does not attend school every day on time, their chances to achieve are minimised.

From September 2015, if your if your child’s attendance level is under 90% (19 days absence a year) you could be prosecuted for failure to ensure your child’s regular attendance at school. You may be sentenced to a fine of up to £2,500 and / or a 3 month custodial sentence.

Section 444 of the 1996 Education Act states:

      "If a child of compulsory school age who is a registered pupil at a school fails to attend regularly at the school, their parent is guilty of an offence."

We look forward to working with all parents / carers in ensuring all students attend school every day, on time.

Mrs J.Devigne-Nicholls
Attendance & Welfare Officer

Timings of the School Day

Opening times At Prendergast Primary

We expect all student to attend school everyday. If your child is ill please contact the school office on 020 8613 7490 from 8am.

School begins at 8.30am for reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4.  

School begins at 8.40am for Y5 and Y6.

School ends at 3.00pm for reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4.

School ends at 3.10pm for Y5 and Y6.


After School Clubs run from 3.15pm to 4.15pm.

School Dinners

School Dinners

Please see our menus for School lunches, which are provided by Olive Dining and run on a 3-week cycle. Here are the menus for Summer Term.

Summer Menu-Week-1 (commencing Tuesday 19 April and every 3 weeks thereafter)

Summer Menu-Week-2  (commencing Monday 25 April and every 3 weeks thereafter)

Summer Menu-Week-3 (commencing Monday 2 May and every 3 weeks thereafter)

Please see Olive Dining's Food Allergen Information