Cannon Street, Salford, Manchester, M3 7EU

0161 832 4664

0161 835 2915

The Friars Primary School

forward into the future

Attendance and Absence


                                                                            Attendance Matters!                                                                               


We are committed to ensuring that each child has the opportunity to learn to the best of their ability and reach their full potential. To acheive this it is vital that children attend school every day, and arrive on time. Support is available for families who may be having problems with attendance or punctuality.

School hours are 9.00am to 3.30pm for all classes.

Children should line up in the playground at 8.55am, the class teachers will then open the doors at 9.00am for the children to come into school. The doors are locked as soon as the children have entered for security reasons. Anyone arriving after this should use the main entrance and report to the school office, children should then be signed in by an adult with a reason for lateness.

Children will receive a late mark if they arrive after 9.00.

If your child is going to be absent from school please ring us as soon as possible; the office is open from 8.00am. On your child's return please complete a "Reason for Absence" form which can be obtained from the office. If we have not received a message we will contact you to enquire why your child is absent.

Our attendance lead is Mr Muscatelli. Please contact him if you have any information, issues or questions regarding attendance. Mrs Rowland is also available to deal with attendance issues. 

Due to present Government legislation holidays in term time cannot be authorised, please follow this link   for further information.


Tooth decay is a major issue amongst Salford children and causes a good deal of absence from school either because children have pain or are visiting the dentist. Please watch the video below...

Government information on all attendance matters can be found at

Preventing hand, foot and mouth disease: 

It's not always possible to avoid getting hand, foot and mouth disease, but following the advice below can help stop the infection spreading.

Stay off work, school or nursery until you or your child are feeling better – there's usually no need to wait until the last blister has healed, provided you're otherwise well.