School Times

The benefits of good attendance and punctuality are clearly recognisable in that children are enabled to gain full access to the school's curriculum, and therefore have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The school seeks for parent partnership in working together to promote a positive attitude to punctuality and regular, full attendance.

It is important that your child arrives at school on time each day. Registration takes place at the beginning of each morning and afternoon session. Children can feel at a disadvantage if they arrive late.

If your child has a medical or dental appointment during school time please inform the class teacher or school in advance. In the interest of your child's safety we do not allow children to go out of school without written notice from a parent or guardian.

Parents are requested to inform school of the reason for their child's absence as soon as possible, either by telephone, personal contact or letter. We would be grateful if you could let us know the nature of the illness and where possible predicted length of absence.

Our Academy has an excellent attendance record.


Foundation Stage 1/ Nursery
8.45am - 11.45am 12:15pm -3:15pm

Foundation Stage 2/ Reception/Year 1
8.45am - 3.15pm

Year 2 & Key Stage 2
8.45am - 3.20pm

The school day starts at 8.55am. The gates open at 8.45 and children may enter their classrooms where a member of staff will be on duty. Pupils arriving after 8.55 are recorded as late and a late slip must be completed by a parent or carer. Pupils arriving after 8.55 must enter school by the main entrance.

Sheridan Street, Sinfin, Derby, Derbyshire DE24 9HG

Mrs K Patmore - Principal

01332 771370 - Cottons Farm Academy