Parents & Carers

Attendance and Punctuality:

It is important that all pupil absence is reported to the school office on the first morning of absence. The school office opens at 8.00am and there is an answering machine where you can leave messages. It is a legal requirement that all parents and carers report when their child is absent from school, whatever the reason, giving details of when and how long their child is likely to be absent. Unauthorised absences will be investigated by the school attendance officer. Please call school to report any absence. Amendments to the 2006 School Attendance regulations removed references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments made it clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you do really need to take your child out of school during term time you must make it very clear in your request how the circumstances are exceptional.

School Lunch:

School lunch is cooked on the premises and cost £3.00 per day. Pupils may prefer to bring a packed lunch to school. Payment should be sent to school on Mondays with cheques made payable to Elm Court School. The school office can also provide advice on free school meals. Please call school or email

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Independent advice:

Do you or anyone you know need independent advice about any aspect of SEN provision?

You can contact Chris White or Anita Bey at the Lambeth Information, Advice and Support Service on 020 7926 9805 / 1831 or email



Parent Info

Parent Info is a collaboration between CEOP (the child protection command of the National Crime Agency) and The Parent Zone.

The Parent Zone was founded in 2005 and has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents. In recent years, The Parent Zone’s work has focused on the impact of digital technologies on families. We provide information, resources and training for parents and those who work with them. Here you’ll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help you keep up with what your child is doing on-line.

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