Sidegate Primary School

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Morning Arrivals

We will continue with our “flexible arrival” between 8.45am and 9.00am. The register will close at 9am and lessons will start promptly - please make sure that your child is actually in their classroom, ready to learn by 9am.


Afternoon Pick-up

  • Sun Bears - 3.00pm
  • Years R, 1 & 2 - 3.10pm
  • Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 - 3.15pm
  • Harriers - 3.15pm

We are trialling a new system for the remainder of the term, which allows parents to report their child's absence through the Parentmail App. With this new absence reporting tool, life will be easier for you to report the absence of your child, however, absence reporting will only work through the mobile App, so it’s important that you have downloaded the App onto your iPhone or Android device. 


  • Remember to report the absence before 9am.
  • If your child is absent, please ensure you provide us with as much information as possible.
  • Even though the App allows you to specify the length of absence, we require you to report any absence on a daily basis.
  • If you do not have access to the App, you can continue to call the school as before (before 9am), leaving a message on our automated system.  
  • We welcome any feedback whilst we trial this new system.


Please see the below guide for both Android and IOS devices.  

What should I do if my child is not well enough to attend school?


If your child is not well enough to attend school please report this through the Parentmail App or telephone 01473 727319 before 9am.  Please report the absence each day your child is absent.


Why is attendance at school so important?  Read the guides below.


Absence Request Form

Summer 2022 - Termly Curriculum Overviews now available under our section 'Key Information' 'The Sidegate Curriculum'