Monitoring Attendance

Absence or lateness, for whatever reason, will adversely affect children’s education. It is a legal obligation for children to attend school regularly and punctually.

  • We operate a first day call system for all absent children.

  • An email,  phone message or text on 07494 245043 must state the reason for the absence.

  • Persistent or unexplained absence will trigger the instigation of the local authority's 'Attendance Pathway'.

  • The registers are monitored regularly by the LA.

  • Please notify your child's class teacher or the school office of any medical or dental appointments, etc.

Punctuality and Attendance

We would be most grateful if children could arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before school starts. No responsibility for accidents or injury will be accepted for incidents occurring before that time as safety cannot be assured.

Punctuality is of vital importance. With the pace of teaching and learning, missing the first ten or fifteen minutes  of the first lesson may set a child back for the whole day.

Similarly, please make every effort to ensure that your child attends school every day as missed days are extremely difficult to catch up with.


If a child is absent, then school has to be informed either by telephone, mobile or via email, otherwise your child’s absence will be deemed unauthorised.

Children’s Appointments

We cannot allow children to go home during school sessions without a parent or guardian. We would also appreciate you letting us know if your child is going to be late, for example, because of medical or dental appointments.


If possible, a child’s medication should be administered outside the course of the school day. However, for some children, it may be necessary for them to bring medication to school. If the timing of the medication is essential during the course of the school day, it is essential that the smallest practicable dose should be brought to school. The medication should be taken to the general office where a copy of our medication form will need to be completed.  Children should report to the office for the medicine to be administered.

If your child has an inhaler, please ensure that one is kept in school at all times. Similarly, children who require an epipen must have two devices in school.

Emergency Phone Numbers

We will contact parents of children who become unwell at school or have ha a bump to the head or  an accident. If a child becomes unwell, it is the responsibility of parents to make arrangements for their child to be collected. It is important, therefore, that school has access to home telephone numbers, work numbers and other emergency contact numbers such as those of relatives, and that these are correct and up-to-date. Please contact school should your circumstances or contact details change. 



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Contact the School

General Enquiries: Call 0114 269 2688

Report Absence or Lateness: Call or Message 07494 245043


Address: Aston Fence J&I School, Sheffield Road, Woodhouse Mill, Sheffield S13 9ZD

"Where Everybody is Somebody"

Our Vision

Our vision for Aston Fence is one of high standards achieved through the creative nature of the curriculum offered to children, the sense of purpose, relevance and the excitement in learning to which children are constantly and consistently exposed.

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