Reminder**** September 2022 admissions for new Reception children is now open. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit to school******Gilthill Primary School, Gilt Hill, Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, NG16 2GZ. 0115 9190611. 'We aim to inspire today's children to embrace tomorrow's challenges.'

Gilthill Primary School


Your child’s regular and punctual attendance at school is essential if s/he is to make good progress.  Parents, teachers and the local authority have a responsibility to ensure that children attend school regularly and should make sure that this happens. The school is required to record all unauthorised absences and to send this information to the Local Authority.

Our school target is to achieve an average of 97% attendance. 


Please remember that the only acceptable reasons for absence are:

  • Illness
  • Medical Appointment
  • Religious Observance
  • Leave of Absence (with the schools permission in advance)


The following reasons for absence are unacceptable:

  • Family Holiday
  • Lateness
  • Looking after another member of the family/another member of the family is unwell
  • No alternative method of getting to school is organised by the parents or carers when they are not able
  • No uniform/shopping to buy uniform


Arriving late to school:

Every moment of the school day is valuable and that is why we like our children to be here ready to work from 8.45am onwards. 

Lateness is not acceptable unless there are specific reasons. These should be shared with the head teacher as early as possible so that the reason can be dealt with quickly and in the interests of the child. Persistent lateness will be challenged directly by the head teacher and if necessary by a member of the Local Authority Education Welfare Team (Targeted Support Services).


Please click below to see our attendance policy.