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Attendance and behaviour

Reporting an absence  

Our school day begins at 8:50am and finishes at 3:15pm. 

If your child is going to be absent from school you must report the reason to their pastoral co-ordinator via Synergy before 8:40am. 

If your child is absent and we have not heard from you, we will text you as part of our safeguarding process.     

Report an absence in Synergy.

Absence during term time is prohibited unless the Headteacher authorises it under exceptional circumstances. Please use the Absence request form     

Full details of our attendance policy available here.


We have the highest possible expectations for every child here. We want them to succeed with their learning and to feel safe, happy and well. The school focuses on three key areas to ensure the highest standards of behaviour: learning, community, and personal development. 

Read everything about behaviour at Dallam in our behaviour policy.  

Mobile phones   

Our recommendation would be that students do not bring mobile phones to school. If they need to contact home, they can ask to use a phone in the Pastoral hub at break or lunch time.

The school takes no responsibility for mobile phones and any other electronic equipment that is brought on site.

These are our rules around mobile phones: 

  • Students must keep their mobile phones turned off and stored safely in their bags or locker.  
  • Students must not store their mobile phones on them in person.  
  • Teachers will log instances where student phones are seen, and students will need to hand their phones to their teacher for collection from our pastoral hub at the end of the day. 

“At a time when students have been profoundly isolated and cut off from the groups in their lives, it’s critical that we engineer schools carefully to maximise these characteristics of daily interaction…To ensure that experiences are fully engaging, students need to be off phones and in a setting that is psychologically beneficial”

Lemov, 2022
Dallam School Branding
Dallam School
Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7DD
Mr Steven Henneberry
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