Attendance & Uniform

At Joseph Locke we take attendance and punctuality very seriously. Our attendance target for 2023-24 is 97% for the whole school. 

School Opening Hours

School opens at 8:45am Monday-Friday and we expect children to be on time for class everyday. 

Registration is at 9:00am every day and school finishes at 3:15pm. This amounts to 31.25 hours per week. 

We are working extremely hard to increase our attendance and punctuality figures and this will continue throughout the school year! Some of the strategies we are currently using include:

· Breakfast club 
· Early morning phone calls for persistent late comers/non-attenders (starting at 8.30am)
· Dynamic punctuality door (Greeting parents and children outside the school gates)
· Door knocking (visiting the homes of late comers/ non-attenders)
· Weekly class attendance and punctuality awards.
· End of half term most improved child.
· End of half term attendance assembly 

If you have any issues regarding attendance/punctuality, please speak to our attendance officer, Mr Bailey

Please see below document which details the 16 most common illnesses that can be encountered whilst at school and the recommended period that children should stay off school for should they contract any of these illnesses.

School Uniform

Our school uniform comprises of:

  • White long or short sleeve shirt/blouse or white polo shirt (required) 
  • Grey trousers/skirt/pinafore dress/shorts (required) 
  • Red sweatshirt/red cardigan (optional) 
  • Red and white checked summer dress (optional) 
  • Flat black shoes (Shoes must be plain black including the sole - required)

Branded cardigans, jumpers, polo shirts and fleeces can be ordered at the school office but the branding is optional and uniform can be purchased elsewhere. 


PE Kit: Required and must be worn from FS2 - Y6.

  • Plain red t-shirt (required)
  • Navy shorts (required)
  • Trainers for outdoor PE (KS1 And KS2 only - required)
  • Red PE Bag (optional)
  • Red sweatshirt/hoodie (Outdoor PE only - optional)
  • Blue jogging bottoms (Outdoor PE only - optional)


PE Kits can be purchased from the school office.

Your children will be given a water bottle to use in class and a blue bag for their indoor pumps.

Educational visits often require sturdy footwear or waterproof clothing however, parents will be advised by letter according to the activity. 



No jewellery other than stud earrings may be worn for school.


All uniform can be ordered online on the Vortex Website - please click on the link below

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