Church Cowley St James Church of England Primary School

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School start time

Nursery gates open at 8:30 am for the morning session and at 12:30 pm for the afternoon session.

The main school gates open at 8:30 am, and lessons begin at 8:40 am. School gates close at 8:55 am.

Finishing times

The Nursery closes at 3:30 pm

All other year groups finish at 3:10 pm, totalling 33 hours in the school week. 

Absence and Holidays

If your child is absent, please notify us either by phone or on the school app as soon as possible.

In line with other local schools, permission is not given for holidays in term time. Other than for illness or educationally approved reasons, absences from school will be ‘unauthorised’ and appear on a child’s record accordingly.

Please download and complete the form if you would like to request a term time absence for exceptional reasons. This can be emailed to the school office at or it can be hand-delivered to Kerry Lenton in the school office.

Application for Term Time Leave

Attendance Policy September 2022